40 - A.D. Vassallo Position: Forward/Guard
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 215 lbs.
High School: Hargrave Military Academy
Hometown: Toa Baja, P.R.
photo Returning starter at small forward for the Hokies ... Was twice named ACC Rookie of the Week as a freshman ... Unlimited potential at Virginia Tech ... Improved steadily during the season and has become a prime offensive option for the Hokies ... Skilled wing player who saw immediate playing time as a freshman ... Excellent outside shooter with terrific range ... Has good size to go along with a toughness and maturity ... Should be a good rebounder as well ... 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 prior to his freshman season, averaging 8.6 points per game and shooting .412 from three-point range.

2005-06: Played in all 30 games as a freshman and started 10 times ... Honorable mention ACC All-Freshman selection ... Twice named ACC Rookie of the Week ... Fifth on the team in scoring (6.9 ppg) and led the team in free throw percentage (78.1%) ... Started eight of the final 11 games ... Made his first career start against Radford ... Scored seven points on 3-of-6 from the field ... Grabbed three rebounds and added three assists ... Started and played 22 minutes against Bowling Green ... Played nine minutes against Western Carolina ... Hit his first career three-pointer and tallied an offensive rebound ... Came off the bench and scored 13 points in 22 minutes in the win over Mount St. Mary's ... Shot 4-for-9 from the field, including 3-of-6 from three-point range ... Added three rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot ... Came off the bench and played 20 minutes in the win over Marshall ... Scored seven points and grabbed a pair of rebounds ... Played 17 minutes against Morgan State, scoring 12 points ... Set a season-high with four three-pointers and matched a season-high with three rebounds ... Shot 4-for-7 from beyond the three-point line ... Played 13 minutes against North Carolina A&T ... Scored 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field and 3-for-5 shooting from the foul line ... Scored three points in the win over Stanford ... Scored seven points against William & Mary ... Scored nine points at James Madison ... Shot 4-for-7 from the field with three rebounds ... Set career-highs in six categories at Wake Forest ... Tallied first double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds ... Shot 11-for-19 from the field and chipped in four steals in 37 minutes of action ... Shot 4-of-5 from three-point range and 3-for-3 from the foul line ... The 29 points were the most by a Virginia Tech freshman since 1978 ... Scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds against Georgia Tech ... Shot 3-of-7 from three-point range ... Also chipped in two assists ... Scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds against Boston College ... Shot 5-of-7 from the field, including 2-of-3 from three-point range ... Scored five points and grabbed three boards at Clemson ... Also chipped in two assists and two steals ... Scored 19 points in a career-high 39 minutes at Virginia ... Shot 8-for-15 from the field ... Dished out a career-high seven assists and grabbed five rebounds ... Played 30 minutes against NC State, scoring seven points while grabbing six rebounds ... Hit 6-of-11 from the field at Miami, scoring 15 points ... Scored six points and grabbed four rebounds against Florida State ... Hit 2-of-4 three point attempts ... Scored nine points and grabbed four boards against Clemson ... Scored three points and grabbed a rebound at Boston College ... Scored six points and grabbed three rebounds against Virginia at the ACC Tournament.

Prep School: Played for Hargrave Military Academy during the 2004-05 season for coach Kevin Keatts ... Second-leading scorer for the Tigers, who 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 ... 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.

Year G GS MP FGM-Att Pct. 3PTM-Att Pct. FTM-Att Pct. Reb. Avg. A TO Blk ST TP Avg.
2005-06 30 10 498 74-170 .435 33-94 .351 25-32 .781 74 2.5 27 28 7 15 206 6.9
2006-07 34 11 860 127-288 .441 66-159 .415 56-72 .778 136 4.0 30 44 10 15 376 11.1
2007-08 35 35 1201 206-465 .443 85-215 .395 95-125 .760 160 4.6 77 87 16 24 592 16.9
Career 99 56 2559 407-923 .441 184-468 .393 176-229 .769 370 3.7 134 159 33 54 1174 11.9