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Jonathan Kabongo, rated the No. 35 high school senior point guard in the nation by ESPN, announced on Twitter today that he has decided to play basketball at Virginia Tech next season.

Kabongo, who was plagued by a back injury last season, has transferred to Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut for this season. The 6-foot-1, 178-pound Kabongo is a Toronto native who previously played for Huntington Prep in West Virginia.

He also had offers from Indiana, Missouri and Washington State, according to ESPN. He visited Virginia Tech this weekend, according to ESPN.

He is the brother of former University of Texas standout Myck Kabongo.

Contact Mark Berman at mark.berman@roanoke.com or 981-3125. Follow him on Twitter: @BermanRoanoke.


Mark Berman covers Virginia Tech men’s basketball and many other teams at the university. He also helps cover other colleges, including Radford, VMI, Roanoke, Washington and Lee and Ferrum.

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