Skilled wing player who will battle for immediate playing time ... Could step in for the graduated Carlos Dixon at the "3" spot ... Excellent outside shooter with terrific range ... Has good size to go along with a toughness and maturity ... Should be a good rebounder, as well ... Signed with the Hokies in the spring signing period ... Originally from Puerto Rico, but played high school and prep basketball in Virginia ... Played for the Puerto Rico National Team at the Under-21 World Championships in Argentina this past summer, averaging 8.6 points per game and shooting .412 from three-point range.
Prep School: Played for Hargrave Military Academy during the 2004-05 season for coach Kevin Keatts ... Second-leading scorer for the Tigers, that went 28-1 overall and advanced to the prep school national championship game ... Had a 19 point, 14 rebound performance in the national championship game against Laurinburg ... Also a member of the Puerto Rico Junior National Team for coach Carlos Calcano.
High School: Lettered three years in basketball for Richard Lambert at Faith Christian Academy in Hurt, Va. ... Led the team in scoring each of his three years ... Also lettered in baseball at Faith Christian.
Personal: Angel D. Vassallo Colon ... Born April 21, 1986 in Arecibo, P.R. ... Son of Daniel Vassallo and Maria Colon ... Father played 17 seasons in the Puerto Rico Professional League, where he is one of the all-time leading scorers ... Has an older brother, Alexis ... Enrolled in university studies.