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Brett Carlsen-USA TODAY Sports
Brett Carlsen-USA TODAY Sports

Former Virginia Tech forward Joey van Zegeren has signed with Northwestern and will be eligible for the 2015-16 season, his final year of eligibility.

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The 6-foot-10 native of The Netherlands appeared in 79 career games over the last four seasons at Virginia Tech. In 2014-15, he saw action in each of the team's first 13 games — making three starts — while averaging 9.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and a team-high 1.4 blocks.

"We're really excited to add someone of Joey's caliber to our program," Northwestern head coach Chris Collins said in a team release. "He brings four years of ACC experience and he's a veteran guy on the front line who has been very accomplished at a high level. He'll bring great athleticism, physicality and size, but most importantly experience to our team as we head into next season.?