He continues, "I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA. Didn't think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we'd have."
Lazenby wrote "Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant" in 2016.
Woldetensae scored all his points on seven 3-pointers, including the go-ahead 3 with 3:55 left in overtime.
Bryant was 41 years old. He retired from professional basketball in 2016 after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Landers Nolley II led the Hokies with 15 points and Nahiem Alleyne added 10.