Virginia Tech Hokies News: Kerry Carpenter's streak, men's basketball transfer visit & more

  • Kerry Carpenter is getting hot for the Tigers
  • Clemson MBB transfer to visit Blacksburg
  • Megan Duffy's coachig staff edition
Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins
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In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, a former Hokie baseball player is on a tear, the men’s basketball team is getting a visit from a player in the transfer portal, and more.

Kerry Carpenter is getting hot for the Tigers

Former Virginia Tech baseball standout Kerry Carpenter is on a tear with the Detroit Tigers. The former Hokie has a hit in eight of his last nine games and driven in a run in seven of his last eight games.

During that time, Carpenter has 12 hits and nine RBIs for Detroit and after a slow start to the 2024 season, he has seen his average rise over .300 with his latest surge.

Virginia Tech men’s basketball to get portal visit

There are still open roster spots for Hokies’ men’s basketball coach Mike Young to fill before the 2024-25 season and this week, they are scheduled to host a Clemson player in the portal.

RJ Godfrey visited with Oklahoma on Tuesday and Thursday, he’s got a visit scheduled in Blacksburg. This past season for the Tigers, he averaged 6.1 points a game and 3.4 rebounds a night in just under 16 minutes per game helping them reach the Elite Eight. He would be a nice addition for Young to get for next season.

Megan Duffy fills out the coaching staff

New women’s basketball coach Megan Duffy filled out her coaching staff this week by adding former Wake Forest head coach Jen Hoover

During her time in Winston-Salem, Hover brought the Demon Deacons to four NCAA Tournament appearances and ironically, she spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Kentucky, where Kenny Brooks left Virginia Tech for last month. She has nearly three decades in coaching and should be a good recruiter in the area for Duffy as her ACC ties likely run deep from her time at Wake Forest.