In what now completes a 3-way trade, the Hokies have acquired Seth Allen (maryland) and Zach LeDay (south florida) as the players to be named later in the gus “benedict arnold” gilchrist deal*.
LeDay, a 6’7″ forward, played two seasons in Tampa, averaging 4.8 ppg as a freshman and 3.5 ppg this past season in 15 minutes per game.
Zach played on the same AAU team as Ben Emelogu in Texas (Dallas Mustangs), as the two grew up about 30 miles apart in the Lone Star state. Although LeDay was a year older than Ben.
Zach will have to sit out this season and then will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2015-16 season.
*gilchrist infamously asked out of his signed LOI after the horrific shootings back in 2007. Many questioned his true reason for asking out, as his stock had blown up after signing. He eventually went to maryland for a year, but after realizing he’d have to sit another year and lose a year of eligibility, he transferred to south florida and played there (his handler conveniently got a job at usf as a video something-or-other). Hence the 3-way trade joke, for those of you who had no idea what I was talking about.