Georgia Amoore & Clara Strack commit to Kentucky to play for Kenny Brooks

In a not-so-surprising move, Georgia Amoore and Clara Strack are heading to play for Kenny Brooks at the University of Kentucky.
Virginia Tech v Baylor
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Once Kenny Brooks left Virginia Tech for Kentucky, the questions quickly began about the future of some Hokies women's basketball players who had remaining eligibility for the 2024-25 season. As the events unfolded this week, all the signs were pointing to one thing, and on Thursday night, it became official.

Last Friday, Georgia Amoore said goodbye to Virginia Tech fans, and on Monday, the All-American entered the transfer portal with a no-contact tag. Freshman Clara Strack, who filled well for Elizabeth Kitley in the NCAA Tournament, entered the portal and like her veteran teammate, she too had a no-contact tag. All the speculation began of where they might end up, but deep down inside, Hokies' fans knew where they were to go.

Thursday night, Amoore and Strack both committed to play for Brooks at Kentucky.

This should come as little surprise to anyone who has followed Virginia Tech over the years. Amoore has all the trust in the world for Brooks and by not declaring for the WNBA Draft later this month, when she entered the portal, there was very little doubt where she would end up.

The same goes for Strack who was stuck behind Kitley this season, but once she went down with a knee injury in a game on March 3 at Virginia, the Buffalo, New York native Strack took over and played well during the ACC Tournament in Greensboro the following weekend after Kitley's injury. Then in the NCAA Tournament against Marshall and Baylor, she really played well and showed that she is going to get better and better as a player.

Virginia Tech fans are split on Amoore playing somewhere else next season, as well as Strack, but this is the nature of college sports right now and the transfer portal is a very powerful thing. Now, here's hoping the ACC and SEC do the right thing and have the Wildcats come to Cassell Coliseum to play new Virginia Tech coach Megan Duffy and the Hokies. It's really the easiest schedule decision there is for next season's ACC/SEC Challenge.