Virginia Tech roster rebuild begins with first transfer portal commitment

The first commitment out of the transfer portal for Virginia Tech coach Mike Young is a talented guard who can score.
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One week after a mass exodus out of Blacksburg in the transfer portal, Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Mike Young has begun putting together a roster for the 2024-25 campaign out of the transfer portal. Tuesday, University of Texas at San Antonio transfer Jordan Ivy-Curry committed to Young and Virginia Tech. He is ranked 36th at On3 Transfer Portal Rankings and is coming off a good season for the Roadrunners in 2023-24.

This past season, Ivy-Curry averaged 17.1 points a game, 5.2 rebounds a game , and 3.0 assists a game in the American Athletic Conference. The 6-foot-3 native of Texas picked Virginia Tech over Kentucky, Mississipi, TCU, Arkansas, Auburn and other schools who were in on him.

Ivy-Curry was one of the better scorers in the AAC last season and he had some big performances against some of the conference's top teams. In a 107-101 overtime loss at Memphis on Jan. 6, he had 28 points and nine rebounds, then had 33 points in a 77-73 win over SMU on March 2. Against Florida Atlantic on Jan. 21, he had 38 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 112-103 overtime loss to the Owls.

This is just the beginning for Young and his staff in putting together a roster for next season, but they got some good news Saturday when Mylyjael Poteat withdrew from the transfer portal three days after entering to return to the Hokies for his final season. Point guard Sean Pedulla said last week when he announced that he was entering the portal as well that he was leaving the door open to return to Virginia Tech, but you get the sense with him drawing intrest already from Kentucky and Minnesota that it's u likely he returns to Virginia Tech.

Young still has a long way to go, but this is a good start with Poteat and Ivy-Curry.