Virginia Tech men's basketball transfer commit makes curious decision

UTSA transfer Jordan Ivy-Curry makes a strange decision after committing to Virginia Tech 12 days ago.
Feb 7, 2024; Wichita, Kansas, USA; Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners guard Jordan Ivy-Curry (1) shoots
Feb 7, 2024; Wichita, Kansas, USA; Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners guard Jordan Ivy-Curry (1) shoots / William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Twelve days ago, Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Mike Young got his first transfer portal commitment for the 2024-25 season when UTSA transfer JordanIvy-Curry committed to the Hokies. It appears that the guard might have had a change of heart.

According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Ivy-Curry told him on Sunday that he's going to declare for the 2024 NBA Draft, but hold onto his college eligibility.

Last season for the Roadrunners, Ivy-Curry averaged 17.1 points a game, 5.2 rebounds, and three assists a night while shooting 40.1% from the field and 38.7% from behind the arc. He averaged almost 28 minutes a night at UTSA.

Sean Pedulla remains in the transfer portal, although he did leave the door open to return to Blacksburg, but it's hard to envision that. MJ Collins is also in the portal while Tyler Nickel has committed to Vanderbilt and Lynn Kidd has committed to Miami. Mylyjael Poteat entered the prortal, but announced he was returning to Virginia Tech three days later.

College of Charleston's Ben Burnham, a forward who can shoot the 3-ball, has committed, but there is still a lot more work that needs to be done by Young and his staff with the portal. Of course, Ivy-Curry could always return, but you get the feeling some scouts have been in his ear and his stock might be higher than he thinks. Regardless, Young is going to need to impress Fairfield guard Jalen Leach during his visit or Temple guard Hysier Miller.

Add this strange twist to what has been a weird first month of the offseason for Mike Young and Virginia Tech.