Four-star point guard Bede picks Hokies
A 6-foot-1 point guard at Ashburnham (Mass.) Cushing Academy, Bede said the reason for picking the Hokies was pretty simple.
"The reason I chose Virginia Tech is because I felt the most comfortable with them."
More importantly, Bede felt a strong bond with head coach Buzz Williams.
"My relationship with him was really good, that's why I picked them," Bede said. "As a point guard I'm the coach on the floor. I have to see what the coach sees at all times."
Bede is a solid shooter and passer, and he's also a good defender. However, his intangibles such as his will to win and natural leadership abilities make him special.
Virginia Tech fans can expect Bede to quickly turn into a crowd favorite.
"I'm the energy guy," he said. "I like the crowd to get hype, it feels good. They need a point guard and I feel like I can step in and be that guy."
With his recruitment out of the way, Bede is finally taking some time to enjoy the journey. In a short period of time he went from unranked and unknown to one of the most coveted players in the country. A lot of that happened because of the way he led the Mass Rivals summer program on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit.
"It feels great man; this process wasn't easy," Bede said. "I surprised myself too because before July, me and coach Vin Pastore and coach Tom Nelson talked and I kind of had a top five. I had a pretty good July so I had to start over.
"I'm happy those new schools expressed interest in me because it shows that my game has improved."