Virginia Tech basketball get a commitment from California guard

Rodney Brown, Jr. committed to Virginia Tech Monday afternoon from the transfer portal.
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It has been a wild last couple of weeks for Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Mike Young. He has seen his top seven players from last season all leave, with Mylyjael Poteat withdrawing from the transfer portal to return to the Hokies, either by graduation or the transfer portal.

In the last two weeks, Young got two commitments from UTSA guard Jordan Ivy-Curry and forward Ben Burnham from the College of Charleston. In a strange turn of events, Ivy-Curry told CBS Sports Jon Rothstein that he was declaring for the 2024 NBA Draft, but maintaining his college eligibility. That leaves a justa nother hole on Virginia Tech's rebuilding roster plans.

Monday, Young got another commitment, this time from a former PAC-12 guard.

California guard Rodney Brown commits to Virginia Tech

Former California guard Rodney Brown, who has three years of eligibility remaining, announced on his X account Monday that he is committing to Virginia Tech.

The 6-foot-6 Brown played in all 32 games this past season for California averaging 3.5 points a game for the Bears while shooting 41% from the floor and 40% from behind the arc. He fills a need that got a iittle bigger Sunday with Ivy-Curry's decision and it's unlikely that Sean Pedulla, who left the door open to return to Virginia Tech when he entered the portal, will come back.

Young is hosting other transfer guards over this past weekend and upcoming week knowing there is still plenty of work left to do to build a roster for the 2024-25 season in the ACC. California is coming into the conference this upcoming season with SMU and Stanford which is going to make the conference better. Right now, the Hokies have several more open spots remaining and another guard or two would be big for them next season.