Virginia Tech men's basketball roster rebuild continues with Charleston transfer

Virginia Tech coach Mike Young added length from the transfer portal when Ben Burnham committed Thursday from the transfer portal.
Stony Brook v Charleston
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Over the last week, Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Mike Young has been busy building a roster for the 2024-25 season through the transfer portal. Gone are Sean Pedulla, MJ Collins, Lynn Kidd, Tyler Nickel, and John Camden. Mylyjael Poteat entered the portal last Wednesday, but on Saturday withdrew and played his final season next year back with the Hokies.

Tuesday, Young landed his first addition from the portal when Jordan Ivy-Curry committed to Virginia Tech from UTSA, and Thursday, a second commitment from the portal for next season was made official.

Six-foot-7 forward Ben Burnham from Charleston committed to the Hokies. Last season he averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists a game while shooting 37% from behind the arc. Just what Young likes, an athletic forward who can step out, shoot the 3-ball, and stretch the defense. He'll fit right into the Virginia Tech offense next season.

There is still a lot of work left to be done in building a roster, but adding Ivy-Curry and Burnham is a good start as they should be able to step right in and make the transition to the ACC from their conferences. Let's not under estimate Poteat returning as well with another experienced player who can step right in and start. Still needed is more guards and forwards and another big, but the portal is still in its early stages.