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ACC Recruiting: Virginia Tech Finds A Point Guard, Bryce McGowan Has His New Final Five

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - MARCH 21: Head coach Mike Young of the Wofford Terriers calls out instructions in the second half against the Seton Hall Pirates during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 21, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Two developments, one definite and one possible or maybe still possible.

Definite first: Virginia Tech’s Mike Young showed last season that he knows how to coach basketball and he showed at Wofford that he knows how to find his kind of players. So when he lands a point guard, it’s worth paying attention.

The point guard in question is Sean Pedulla out of Oklahoma. He’s not that highly ranked - he’s seen as a three-star point guard - but ratings are pretty meaningless. Once upon a time Bobby Cremins found an underrated point guard in Oklahoma who became a legend: Mark Price. He wasn’t widely known at the time.

We’re not sure exactly how, given the pandemic, but this article says that Pedulla made a big impression this summer.

In other news, Bryce McGowen, who recently decommitted from Florida State, has released his new Final Five schools: it’s LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Georgia and FSU is still in there.

Nebraska may have an advantage since his brother, former Pitt guard Trey McGowen, is now a Husker.

And in an encouraging piece of news, Steve Forbes, who came to Wake Forest with a reputation as an aggressive recruiter, is one of the last five suitors for Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, along with Auburn, Tennessee, Kansas and Ole Miss. He obviously hasn’t committed yet but Wake outlasted Virginia Tech and Louisville. Forbes is going to get players.