2 Virginia Tech men's basketball players enter the transfer portal

Lynn Kidd and John Camden are the first two players from the 2023-24 men's basketball team to enter the transfer portal.
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Three days after the Virginia Tech men's basketball season ended, the first and second members of the Hokies are entering the transfer portal. Center Lynn Kidd will enter the portal and look to play his college basketball somewhere else next season.

Kidd, who began his college career at Clemson before coming to Blacksburg, was by far and hands down the most improved player for the Hokies in 2023-24. He averaged 13.2 points and 6.5 rebounds a game and became a scoring threat inside for head coach Mike Young. Even more impressive is that he shot 66% from the floor and was one of Virginia Tech's better free-throw shooters.

Kidd had 13 points and six boards in Saturday night's 81-73 loss at Ohio State and shooting 6-for-10 from the floor. In the first round against Richmond a week ago, he had 20 points, eight rebounds, and shot 9-for-10 from the field. He is an athletic big will draw a lot of interest in the portal.

Forward John Camden also entered the transfer portal after two years with Young at Virginia Tech. He previously attend Memphis and appeared in just 13 games this season and 38 in two years in Blacksburg. He scored 55 points in those 38 games.

It is likely that more players are going to enter the portal over the next couple of days or weeks, but Young and his staff are going to need to hit the portal hard themselves to fill out the 2024-25 roster and make it a competitive one in the ACC. Getting back to the NCAA Tournament should be the goal next season after two consecutive NIT appearances.

Monday, assistant coach Ryan Nadeau was named an assistant coach at Old Dominion under new coach Mike Jones, ending six seasons at Virginia Tech and multiple NCAA Tournament appearances.