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Maurice Kirby to Transfer

Rumors are swirling that Maurice Kirby, a 6’9″ member of the Class of 2013 who redshirted this past season, is going to transfer.

While I try to avoid speaking negatively about the talent level of Hokies, I will say this — I wouldn’t sweat this one too much.  To put it as straight-forward as possible — he redshirted on a team that finished dead last in the ACC.  His high school numbers weren’t overly impressive, either. 

I never heard a negative thing about his character, so I wish him all the best and hopefully he does catch lightning in a bottle and proves my negatism wrong.  Good luck, Kirby.

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One Response to “Maurice Kirby to Transfer”

  1. Chris says:

    He’s transferring to a community college. I’m not sweating this one out either.

    That being said, I wish him all the luck in the world and I hope to see him do very well there. If he has a big year, he will definitely be on the radar of Div 1 schools and could re-establish himself as a prospect. I hope he does; by all accounts, he has good character. Best of luck to him.


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