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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Point guard picks Virginia Tech
Devin Wilson, an all-state point guard from Montour High School in McKees Rocks, Penna., said Monday he has verbally committed to Virginia Tech.
Wilson will sign with Tech on Wednesday along with another point guard, Malik Mueller, who picked Tech earlier in the year.
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Wilson said he chose Tech over George Mason and St. Joseph’s. He said he also had scholarship offers from West Virginia, Robert Morris, Hofstra, St. Bonaventure and Western Michigan.
Wilson was named the Pittsburgh area’s player of the year by both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. He averaged 17 points during the regular season and led his team to the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Class AAA title as a senior this year.
Tech needs a new starting point guard to replace Erick Green.
“I’m a great passer. I’m a great field general,” Wilson said.
— Mark Berman
Virginia Tech diver Logan Shinholser has been named the ACC scholar-athlete of the year for men’s swimming and diving, while Tech swimmer Heather Savage earned that honor on the women’s side.
Browns sign former Virginia Tech kicker Shayne Graham
CLEVELAND — The Browns have signed free agent kicker Shayne Graham, a potential replacement for Phil Dawson.
A 12-year NFL veteran, Graham has made 85.4 percent of his kicks, fifth in league history. Graham played in 16 games for Houston last season, setting a team record for points with 138. He connected on 31 of 38 field goals and set a career high with 28 touchbacks.
Graham, from Virginia Tech, has appeared in 155 career regular-season games. He was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2005 season with Cincinnati after he finished third in the league with a team-record 131 points. He spent eight seasons (2003-09) with the Bengals.
Dawson, the last player left from Cleveland’s 1999 expansion team, recently signed as a free agent with San Francisco.
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