Hokies sign Pellum
Wing to join the Hokies in Fall 2007
April 12, 2007

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Tech men's basketball program has announced the signing of guard Darrion Pellum to a national letter of intent for the 2007-08 academic year.

Pellum, a 6-6, 210-pound guard from Hampton, Va., averaged 18 points and six rebounds per game as a senior for coach Richard Moore at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va. As a senior at Massanutten, Pellum averaged 40 percent from three-point range and 72 percent from the free throw line. Pellum averaged 20 points per game as a junior at Massanutten. He transferred to Massanutten in 2005 after playing for Hampton High School for coach Walter Brower. Pellum has played for Boo Williams' AAU team during the summer.

"Darrion Pellum is typical of the type of guards that have been successful in our program," head coach Seth Greenberg said. "He's big; he's physical; he's athletic. He reminds me of a bigger version of Jamon Gordon. He doesn't play one position; he can play all perimeter positions. We're excited that he has decided to join this outstanding class."

Pellum joins five other players who signed NLIs with the Hokies during the early signing period. Jeff Allen, a 6-7, 220 lbs., forward from Washington, D.C.; Terrell Bell, a 6-6, 195 lbs., wing player from Stone Mountain, Ga.; Malcolm Delaney, a 6-3, 170 lbs., guard from Baltimore, Md.; Gus Gilchrist, a 6-9, 220 lbs., forward from Clinton, Md. and Dorenzo Hudson, a 6-4, 185 lbs., guard from Charlotte, N.C., will also join the Hokies in Fall 2007.

"This class represents the future of Virginia Tech basketball," Greenberg said. "We believe we've filled our needs with as talented a group as has ever stepped foot on the Virginia Tech campus. The thing I like most about this group is their ability to pass the ball, compete and their high basketball IQ. We look forward to having them on campus and to continue to build on the success of the past four years."

The Virginia Tech fall recruiting class was ranked 12th nationally by Scout.com and 13th nationally by CSTV.com.