40 - A.D. Vassallo Position: Forward/Guard
Class: Junior
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 215 lbs.
High School: Hargrave Military Academy
Hometown: Toa Baja, P.R.
photo Returning starter for the Hokies ... Should move into the starting job at the two-guard spot ... World-class shooter ... Improved steadily during each season and has become a prime offensive option for the Hokies ... Rebounds his position extremely well ... Excellent outside shooter with terrific range ... Tough, confident player who knows how to compete ... 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.

2006-07: Appeared in all 34 games, starting 11 times ... Fourth on the team in scoring with 11.1 points per game and rebounding at 4.0 rebounds per game ... Played 12 minutes in the home opener against Coppin State ... Scored 15 points on 5-of-8 from the field ... Had two defensive rebounds and one assist ... Logged 22 minutes against West Florida ... Recorded a game-high 26 points from 8-of-14 shooting, including a career-high 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and a perfect 5-of-5 at the line ... Matched his career-high in blocks with one ... Grabbed six rebounds ... Played 18 minutes against Western Michigan ... Grabbed three boards and dished out one assist ... Against Montana, he played 16 minutes ... Was perfect from the line, hitting 2-of-2 ... Earned the start and played 30 minutes against Southern Illinois ... Grabbed five rebounds ... Notched 13 minutes against Iowa ... Shot a career-high 6-of-9 from the foul line ... Had one steal and four rebounds ... Recorded 21 minutes against George Washington ... Tied the game high in points with 16 from 6-of-11 shooting, including two three-pointers, and two from the foul line ... Played 21 minutes against Old Dominion ... Recorded seven points, including a perfect 4-of-4 at the foul line ... Grabbed eight boards ... Scored 13 points in 22 minutes against Appalachian State ... Was over .667 in all three shooting categories, going 4-of-6 from the field, with 3-of-4 from the three-point range, and 2-of-2 at the line ... Nabbed eight rebounds and handed out two assists ... Played 24 minutes against Wake Forest ... Went 4-of-8 from the field, including 1-of-3 from beyond the arc ... Also went 5-of-8 at the charity stripe for 14 total points and had a career-high two blocks ... Played 16 minutes against Seton Hall ... Put in eight points and grabbed four boards ... Dished out two assists ... Logged 19 minutes against Campbell ... Earned 10 points from 4-of-8 shooting, including two beyond the arc ... Grabbed seven boards ... Played 23 minutes against Marshall ... Put in five baskets for 10 points ... Earned the start against Richmond and played 30 minutes ... Put 11 points on the board, including two treys ... Went 3-of-4 from the line ... Nabbed six rebounds ... Played 19 minutes against Duke, scoring six points ... Put in 24 minutes at UNC Greensboro ... Shot 6-of-10, including 4-of-6 beyond the arc, for 16 points ... Played 28 minutes against North Carolina, scoring 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting and 5-of-6 at the line ... Logged 15 minutes against Florida State ... Logged 28 minutes against Maryland ... Put in two from the field, including a trey, for five points ... Played 22 minutes against Miami ... Put in 16 points from 5-of-8 shooting, including four treys, and two from the foul line ... Started and played 34 minutes against Georgia Tech ... Went 7-of-9 from the floor, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc ... Added two at the line for 19 points ... Tied his career-high in rebounds with 10 ... Played 25 minutes against NC State ... Put in two treys for six points and made two steals ... Played 33 minutes against Boston College ... Put in eight points, while tying his career-high in blocks with one ... Played 39 minutes in the start against Virginia ... Scored 22 points from 7-of-9 shooting, including four treys and four from the line ... Grabbed eight rebounds ... Played 36 minutes against UNC ... Put in five points ... Played 26 minutes against NC State ... Shot 3-of-9, including 2-of-5 treys, for eight points ... Started and played 30 minutes against BC ... Put up 18 points, including four treys ... Started and played 38 minutes against Miami ... Shot 5-of-8, including one trey, for 11 points ... Started and played 30 minutes at Virginia ... Put in 10 points against Clemson ... Shot 3-of-4, including 2-of-3 treys ... Also went 2-of-2 at the line ... Started and played 33 minutes against Wake Forest in the opening round of the ACC tournament ... Put in a game-high 22 points ... Attempted a career-high 11 three-pointers ... Grabbed five boards ... Started and played 36 minutes against NC State ... Chipped in 12 points ... Grabbed five rebounds and dished out one assist ... Made one steal ... Started and played 37 minutes against Illinois in the first round of the NCAA tournament ... Chipped in nine points, dished out three assists and grabbed nine boards ... Started and played 29 minutes against Southern Illinois in the second round of the NCAA tournament ... Put in two points and grabbed three rebounds.

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 2, 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 ... Majoring in sociology.

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