Virginia Tech picks up massive commitment from Temple transfer point guard

Virginia Tech got a huge men's basketball commitment from Hysier Miller Wednesday night.
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Earlier this week, Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Mike Young sounded optimistic despite his team undergoing a roster overhaul since the season ended with players leaving in the transfer portal.

Point guard Sean Pedulla left in the portal, but in March he was leaving the door open for a return to Blacksburg. Tuesday night, the Oklahoma native announced that he was not returning to Virginia Tech for his final season of eligibility. Wednesday night, Young landed one of the top point guards in the portal.

Temple guard Hysier Miller commits to Virginia Tech

Wednesday night, Young got a commitment from Temple transfer Hysier Miller, one of the top point guards remaining in the transfer portal. He chooses the Hokies over Virginia, Providence, and Seton Hall.

Last season for the Owls, he averaged 15.9 points a game and 1.8 assists a game. He played a big part in Temple making a run in the AAC Championship Game only to fall short to UAB and just miss out on an NCAA Tournament berth.

Miller is a huge pickup in terms of roster building. He'll slide into the role left vacated by Pedulla and give the Hokies an athletic guard with the ability to get downhill to the basket. He joins transfers Ben Burnham from the College of Charleston and California's Rodney Brown and Jordan Ivy-Curry from UTSA, who has since declared for the NBA Draft while keeping his college eligibility. That's where Miller's committing is a huge addition.

There is still some room and roster building for Young and his staff to do and Clemson transfer RJ Godfrey will visit Blacksburg Thursday and he would be a nice addition as well if Young and his staff can impress him.