LEXINGTON, Va. – Virginia Military Institute head coach Dan Earl announced the signing of 6-5, 185, shooting guard Louis Tang to a national letter-of-intent during the November early signing period.
Tang, who competes in the highly competitive WCAC playing for Saint Mary’s Ryken in Leonardtown, Maryland, was tabbed 2017-2018 Honorable Mention All-Conference Selection after averaging 7.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, and shooting 37% from 3-point range as a junior, playing alongside 2018 Division I signees Wynston Tabb (Boston College), and Servet Kurnaz (Denver).
Tang led St. Mary’s Ryken in scoring (14.6 ppg), rebounding (7.4 rpg), assists (2.6 apg), and steals (2.2 spg) in the prestigious Capitol Hoops Summer League during the 2018 season.
Tang was also a key member of The District Basketball Club this past summer, a top-flight DMV area grassroots program, helping his team to a 17u Super Showcase Championship in Orlando, Florida.
Originally from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Tang was a member of both the U16 and U17 Taiwanese National Teams, helping the U16 team to a second place finish in FIBA Asia in 2015.
“We are ecstatic to add Louis to our program in the early signing period,” said Earl. “Our staff envisions him playing a significant role for four years. He is a high energy player who impacts the game with his skill, athleticism, and versatility. Offensively, he can shoot the ball and score a variety of ways, and he is also an excellent defender who can guard multiple positions. Most importantly, Louis is an extremely high character young man, who possesses a level of toughness that makes him an ideal fit for VMI and our basketball program. The fans at Cameron Hall will enjoy watching him compete and the level of intensity he brings every time he steps on the court.”
“Louis is a winner,” said St. Mary’s Ryken head coach Walter Booth. “He is one of the hardest working, most passionate, and most coachable players I have ever been around. What makes him so special is his versatility on both sides of the ball. He is one of those guys whose teammates love to play with, because he has a tremendous feel for the game and will do whatever it takes to win every time he steps on the floor. I’m thankful to be his coach, and I know he will be an immediate contributor at VMI. He will help Coach Earl continue to establish a winning culture at VMI, and will bring great intangibles to VMI and their program.”