Virginia Tech Basketball: Hokies men land huge VCU recruit for 2024-25 season

Mike Young landed another transfer Friday, this one from VCU.
Dayton v VCU
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Just about a month ago, the Virginia Tech men’s basketball roster for the 2024-25 season looked dreary. After the Hokies season ended in the second round of the NIT, several members of Mike Young’s roster that was eligible to return entered the transfer portal. 

Sean Pedulla, MJ Collins, Lynn Kidd and Tyler Nickel entered and have committed to other schools for next season. In a bit of good news, Mylyjael Poteat entered the portal also, but he withdrew from it within a few days and announced a return to Blacksburg. Last weekend, Young sounded optimistic about what his roster would look like and it’s safe to say that it is falling into place nicely.

Virginia Tech picks up a commitment from transfer Toibu Lawal

VCU transfer Toibu Lawal committed to Virginia Tech and it was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. The London, England native played in 38 games last season for the Rams averaging 7.7 points a game and 6 rebounds a night. The 6-foot-8 sophomore averaged just under 20 minutes a night for VCU. He is an athletic big that will be big on the boards for Young.

Virginia Tech’s roster is starting to come into place for next season and there are just a few more scholarships available for Young. So far this season, he has added Lawal, Ben Burnham from the College of Charleston, Jordan Ivy-Curry from UTSA (who also declared for the draft while keeping his college eligibility), Rodney Brown from California, and Hysier Miller from Temple with the returning players still on the Hokies roster.

There is still plenty of more roster construction to go, but Young sounded like a confident coach last week and the roster building continues to look better and better with each passing day.