Last summer, Virginia Tech suffered a disappointing loss when talented three-point shooter Ty Outlaw suffered a torn ACL that caused him to miss the 2017-2018 season. With Outlaw having used a medical redshirt previously, Outlaw had to apply to the NCAA to receive a sixth year of eligibility.
Today, the Hokies received some good news on Outlaw’s status for next year.
#Hokies wing Ty Outlaw granted 6th season of eligibility by NCAA. Sat out last season after having July surgery to repair ruptured ACL in right knee. He also missed the 2015-16 season with a heart condition. In the 2016-17 season, he avg.'d 6.3 ppg, shot 48.7% on 3's (57-of-117).
— Norm Wood (@normwood) April 9, 2018
Virginia Tech has announced that Ty Outlaw has received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. Outlaw is likely to have a significant role on next season’s team as one of the top wings and three-point shooters for the Hokies. This news is not surprising as most expected that Outlaw would receive this approval.
During the 2016-2017 season, Outlaw averaged 6.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game while shooting 48.6% from the field, 48.7% from three-point range, and 80% from the free-throw line.
The addition of Outlaw should help fill the gap left by Justin Bibbs on the wing. Outlaw gives the Hokies some versatility as a guy who can be used on the wing, or as a smaller 4 or even a 5 though VT should have the depth to not need Outlaw to play at center at any point next season unlike the 2016-2017 season.
For Ty Outlaw, this is great news as he will get one more year of college basketball after averaging 13.8 points per game in his final 8 games of the 2016-2017 season. During that time, Outlaw emerged as one of the ACC’s best three-point shooters which included going 8-10 from three-point range in a win over Miami.
Congrats to Ty Outlaw on receiving a sixth year of eligibility.