Virginia Tech basketball reaches out transfer whose sister plays on the women's team

Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Mike Young has reached out to Wyoming transfer Brendan Wenzel in the transfer portal.
Mar 5, 2024; Laramie, Wyoming, USA; Wyoming Cowboys guard Brendan Wenzel (1) drives against Air
Mar 5, 2024; Laramie, Wyoming, USA; Wyoming Cowboys guard Brendan Wenzel (1) drives against Air / Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a long week in Blacksburg for Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Mike Young. The veteran head coach has seen his top seven players from the 2023-24 season leave. Two are out of eligibility after the Hokie NIT loss to Ohio State one week ago, while five others entered the transfer portal, all in just about a 48-hour time frame.

The current state of Virginia Tech's roster is, well, not good. Young and his staff have their work cut out for them in the transfer portal to add players for next season. Young has to add so many players, if any of the incoming recruits leave, then things could get very dicey in terms of needing to add more players. This is something we never thought we'd see, but it's the current state of college basketball and college sports.

Virginia Tech has reached out to several players in the portal and one player that they have reached out to is someone who knows a little about Blacksburg and his sister just happens to play for the Hokeis' women's team, for now.

Virginia Tech reaches out to Brendan Wenzel

Wyoming transfer Brendan Wenzel, who had a very good 2023-24 season in the Mountain West Conference, is a 6-foot-7 athletic wing who can shoot the ball and was 38% from behind the 3-point line for the Cowboys. His sister is Carleigh, who plays for the women's team, as of now, and it remains to be seen if she stays in Blacksburg after Kenny Brooks left for the Univesity of Kentucky earlier this week.

Wenzel has one year remaining and averaged 11.6 points a game this season for Wyoming and he would be a perfect fit for Virginia Tech with his ability to defend at a high level and shoot the ball. Young is going to need to impress him as there have been nearly a dozen other schools that have reached out to him for next season.