Virginia Tech men's basketball lands 4-star Duke transfer Jaden Schutt

Virginia Tech men's basketball coach picked up a huge commitment from a four-star Duke transfer Saturday night.
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Just over a month ago, the 2024-25 roster for the Virginia Tech men's basketball team looked bleak after a mass exodus from Blacksburg. Veteran coach Mike Young and his staff have been working overtime in the transfer portal to build a roster.

The roster building has been coming together slowly, but Saturday night, Young got a commitment from a Duke transfer for the upcoming season.

Duke transfer Jaden Schutt commits to Virginia Tech

According to Joe Tipton of On3 Sports, Duke transfer and sharpshooter Jaden Schutt committed to Virginia Tech after redshirting this past season for the Blue Devils. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Schutt was the No. 66 ranked player by On3 Industry Rankings in the Class of 2022 and he previously committed to Duke in September of 2021.

Schutt, who is from Yorkville Illinois, and was named Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year in 2022, picked the Hokies over DePaul, Wisconsin, Butler, Michigan State, Georgia, Creighton, Notre Dame, Oregon, Ohio State, and Penn State.

It was not too long ago that Virginia Tech had seven scholarship players, but work and his staff have put together a roster that is going to be fun to watch and a lot different from the one that walked off the court at Ohio State following a second round NIT loss to the Buckeyes on March 23.

Currently, Young has brought in Ben Burnham from the College of Charleston, Rodney Brown, Jr. from California, Hysier Miller from Temple, Tobi Lawal from VCU, and high school star Ben Hammond and Schutt. There is one remaining scholarship available for Young to give out and it's likely he'll use it at some point to fill the spot left by Jordan Ivy-Curry, who de-committed from Virginia Tech and recently committed to Central Florida in the Big 12 Conference.