Virginia Tech guard confirms she's returning to Blacksburg for the 2024-25 season

Samyha Suffren confirms she returning to Virginia Tech next season.
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It has been crazy over the last month in terms of the transfer portal for both the Virginia Tech men's and women's basketball teams. On the women's side, head coach Kenny Brooks left for Kentucky and soon after, Georgia Amoore and Clara Strack followed. It's not surprising that they did, if we're being honest.

One other player entered the portal, Samyha Suffren and she entered rather quickly following the Hokies' second-round loss at the hands of Baylor in the NCAA Tournament. Brooks left two days later and Amoore and Strack followed, but Suffren entered the portal quickly.

Just over a week after Brooks left, Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock announced they he hired former Marquette coach, Megan Duffy, to succeed Brooks. At her introductory meeting, Duffy thought that Suffren was going to return and on Friday, she confirmed on social media that she's coming back for the 2024-25 season.

Samyha Suffren announces she's returning for 2024-25 season

Suffren played in just 15 games for Virginia Tech in 2023-24 and was well down the depth chart behind Amoore, Cayla King, Carleigh Wenzel, and others. She averaged just over a point a game, but she did show her athletic ability and ball-handling skill set when she did play.

Wenze is returning as well and it's good to see Suffren returning also as she will get a season with Duffy and the system to see where her game can go. The Charlotte, North Carolina native was clearly frustrated when the season ended, but with a new coach, a new system, and the ability to get more playing time, she could be set up well for next season and beyond in Blacksburg.