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Yesterday, Virginia Tech needed an associate head coach, and they got one in Mike Jones.
Today, Virginia Tech was in need of another big man. They got that too.
After earlier in the week entering the transfer portal, 6-10, 230-pound Lynn Kidd has decided to move from Clemson to Virginia Tech. He was a true freshman last season, meaning he has four more years of eligibility.
When signing with Clemson, ESPN had him ranked as the No. 77 prospect in the country. At the time of his signing, he chose Clemson over Virginia Tech, Miami, Wake Forest, Auburn and Florida, but was seldom used last season by the Tigers.
He appeared in only 7 games last season and played only 33 minutes. He only scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
But he was also ranked as a 4-star and at 230 pounds, has room to grow. He didn’t get much of a chance to show what he could do at Clemson, but has a big upside, as in high school he was a consistent scorer and rebounder. He may not be done growing yet either, as in researching this, I found high school stories of him as a senior at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, listing his size at 6-9 and 220.
I don’t think he’ll have an immediate impact, but he’ll be part of a program that has taken big men – like Keve Aluma – and made them better with a year of work. Plus any day you can sign a 4-star who is 6-10 or bigger, that’s a good day.
Not to mention, I don’t think they’re through signing players this month…