Virginia Tech head coach Seth Greenberg, fresh off agreeing to a revised contract that will keep him in Blacksburg through the 2015-2016 season, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that Gene Swindle’s basketball career is likely over because of a nagging knee problem.
Swindle redshirted as a freshman last season. He played 21 seconds in this season’s second game before undergoing knee surgery and missing the rest of the season.
This is not a significant loss
at all Swindle’s departure actually frees up a much-needed scholarship for next season.
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Now two of the three big offseason questions have been answered:
- Will Greenberg stay? (Yes)
- Who is the odd man out? Tech is bringing in two scholarship signees next year, yet only lost one scholarship senior. So someone either had to leave for pro ball, transfer, stop playing, or a signee had to prep. (It appears Swindle will be the guy taken off the scholarship count to free up room for both signees – but Gene can still stay on scholarship at VT, just can’t play ball)
- Will Delaney stay? (TBD but likely yes, which would give the Hokies a hat trick here)