People have been guessing that some of the bench players, who aren’t getting jack for playing time, might leave. Well, they were right. Sophomore guard Ben Boggs has decided to transfer after he finishes up finals next week. He cited playing time (or lack there of) as the reason.
Here was his quote on Hokiesports.com, “I have enjoyed my time at Virginia Tech and would like to thank Coach Greenberg and the coaching staff for all they have done for me,” Boggs said. “A desire for more playing time is the reason I’m leaving Virginia Tech. I will miss my teammates and wish them the best of luck in the future.”
Boggs had played in just half the games so far this season, collecting a grand total of 11 minutes. Last season he played in 25 games and averaged close to 9 minutes per game, so he’s seen a huge drop-off this year.
Ben is from Roanoke, but his next destination is not known at this time.
This now means that Seth has had at least one player leave VT before his eligibility was done in 6 of his 7 seasons at VT. This also frees up another scholarship for next year. Tech had counted on taking a full class for next year, but couldn’t after JT Thompson got hurt (and would be returning next year). Expect Seth to go after a big man to complete the class, though it hurts to lose out on 4-star stud Baru, who is going to college of charleston (?!)