Former Virginia Tech center Lynn Kidd commits to an ACC school in the transfer portal

The Hokies 2023-24 center lands with Miami in the ACC.

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Less than 48 hours after entering the transfer portal, former Virginia Tech center Lynn Kidd committed to the University of Miami for the 2024-25 season. This will be Kidd's third ACC school after starting out his career at Clemson before coming to Blacksburg.

This season for the Hokies, Kidd averaged 13.2 points and 6.5 rebounds a game. In two non-conference games this season, Kidd had 24 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Campbell and 31 points and 11 rebounds in a win over American. His best ACC game was a 12-point and 15-rebound effort in a win at home over Florida State. In two games against the Hurricanes, he had 18 points and five rebounds.

Lynn Kidd joins a program that underachieved this season

One year after going to the Final Four Miami closed out the season on a 11-game losing streak before bowing out in the ACC Tournament to Boston College. Ironically, their last win came on Feb. 3 with an 82-74 victory over Virginia Tech in a game in South Florida where they rallied from a double-digit deficit in the final 11 minutes.

Miami coach Jim Larrañaga had several players enter the transfer portal following the season just Virginia Tech coach Mike Young. Kidd, who is from Gainsville, Florida, had what could be considered a breakout season for the Hokies and should fit into the Hurricanes lineup flawlessly. As far as Virginia Tech and Young go, their work in the transfer portal will be key in constructing a competitive roster for next season.