Former Virginia Tech big man Joey Van Zegeren, a graduate transfer, has committed to Northwestern, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
Northwestern lands quality fifth-year transfer in former Va Tech big man Joey Van Zegeren, sources told ESPN. Averaged 9.8 ppg and 5.3 rpg.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) February 24, 2015
Van Zegeran is eligible to play for Northwestern next season and will give Chris Collins and Northwestern a much-needed experienced big man.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) February 24, 2015
Van Zegeren visited Northwestern for the Iowa game, and was one of two candidates for Northwestern's final available scholarship. However, Collins could still add three-star recruit Kipper Nichols (should he choose Northwestern) if somebody from the current roster transfers.
Here's a full profile of van Zegeren, an athletic 6-foot-10 forward from the Netherlands. He was a pretty inefficient offensive player during his two-plus years at Virginia Tech, but was a good rebounder and shot blocker, especially in his sophomore season. There's one really ugly number though: He's a career 37.9 percent free throw shooter.
Here is his 2013-14 shot chart from his sophomore season as a Hokie:
As you can see, he doesn't have much of an offensive game outside of the paint.