Heavily sought-after women's basketball guard picks Virginia over Virginia Tech

Highly-sought after guard Kamryn Kitchen committed to Virginia over Virginia Tech Wednesday.
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Since arriving in Blacksburg in early April as women’s basketball coach at Virginia Tech, Megan Duffy has hit the ground running. She has added a new coaching staff, she got some retainment from some of the players off of the 2023-24 roster that Kenny Brooks built before departing for Kentucky in late March, two days after the Hokies were eliminated in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by Baylor.

Add in some recruiting and Duffy is starting to put her fingerprints on the Hokies program going into the 2024-25 season and beyond. On Memorial Day night, Duffy picked up a huge commitment from guard Katie Sears out of North Carolina in the Class of 2025. Later last week, another key recruit for Duffy announced that she was going to make her commitment Wednesday from a list of six schools.

Kamryn Kitchen commits to Virginia

Guard Kamryn Kitchen, who reclassified from the Class of 2025 to the Class of 2024 announced that she will attend Virginia. She chose the Cavaliers over Virginia Tech, Penn State, Illinois, Louisville, and Marquette.

Kitchen visited Virginia Tech when Brooks was still the head coach, but she told 247Sports that he never offered her a scholarship. She returned for a visit after Duffy was hired and the former Marquette coach offered her a scholarship and Kitchen also mentioned that she never visited Marquette before Duffy left for Blacksburg.