Ace Custis, one of the most popular athletes in Virginia Tech history, became the third men's basketball player to have his jersey retired when his career ended in 1997. Custis became the third player in Tech basketball to surpass the 1,000-mark in both points and rebounds. He finished with 1,706 points and 1,777 rebounds, joining Hall of Famers Chris Smith and Bill Matthews in that category. Custis made the all-conference team in two different leagues during his time at Tech. He was All-Metro Conference as a sophomore and was selected to the All-Atlantic 10 team his junior and senior seasons. During his senior year, he was a finalist in voting for the Boost/Naismith Award which goes to the National Player of the Year. Custis has played on NBA Summer League teams the last few seasons and now plays professionally overseas.