BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech head men’s basketball coach Mike Young has announced the signing of incoming freshman Jalen Haynes on Thursday.
Haynes, a forward from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, comes to Tech after reclassifying into the class of 2021 and playing a post-scholastic year at Montverde Academy this past season, following his stint at Dillard High School.
“Jalen possesses the type of skill and size we are looking for in our program,” Young said. “He reminds me of a lot of good players I have had the privilege of coaching in the past and we are excited to bring him to Virginia Tech. Jalen comes from a very good high school program and he has a great understanding of the game of basketball. We are excited for his future as a Hokie.”
6’8″, 215 lbs. – Forward
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: Played a postgraduate season at Montverde Academy during the 2020-21 season for head coach Ben Wisniewski … Averaged 20.2 points and 10.6 rebounds … Before Montverde, played at Dillard High School for legendary head coach Darryl Burrows … At Dillard in 2019-20, averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks … Led the Panthers to a 24-8 record and to the state title game … Three-star on 247Sports … Chose the Hokies over Mississippi State, Boston College and UCF … Son of Michael and Melodye Haynes.