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Marshall Wood Quitting VT Basketball

Story Corrected: The long rumored departure of sophomore forward Marshall Wood has now been confirmed, but instead of transferring he is pulling a Rankin. Wood will apparently stay at VT but focus on his academics according to this article.

Other than his game at nc state his freshman year, it was a bit of a disappointing run for the Rustburg, VA native. Wood never showed the explosive finishes (dunks) he had in high school and settled for being a perimeter forward. He really struggled with his shooting his freshman year, and was marginally better this year. Wood averaged 3.6 ppg as a freshman and 4.0 this year. His 3-pt % increased from 24% to a respectable 35%, but battled illnesses and the doghouse all season. He committed to Seth, recommitted to JJ, and will now focus on his degree. This should open up a scholarship immediately.

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2 Responses to “Marshall Wood Quitting VT Basketball”

  1. Pat Leonard says:

    Techsideline has a story saying that Wood has decided to give up basketball altogether. Wow, I can’t say I saw that coming. This has now happened to two Hokies in the past 6 months or so with Marquis Rankin opting to take the same route. Probably not related, but still strange. This leaves the Hokies paper thin at power forward… I really hope Buzz can land one for this upcoming season.

  2. FruitpietheMagician says:

    oh well…BUT make room for this guy!

    Seth Allen heading to Virginia Tech

    Updated: May 10, 2014, 5:15 PM ET

    Jeff Goodman |

    Maryland transfer Seth Allen tells ESPN he is headed to Virginia Tech.

    Allen, who left College Park despite averaging 13.4 points in nearly
    30 minutes per game, committed to new Hokies coach Buzz Williams on
    Saturday while on a visit to Blacksburg.

    “I love Buzz,” Allen said. “It’s as simple as that.”

    The 6-foot-1 sophomore point guard made the surprise decision to
    leave Maryland despite being set to be a cornerstone for the Terps again
    this season. Now he’ll sit out and have two seasons left of

    “I believe he can make me the player I need to be successful,” Allen
    added. “And I think he will help Virginia Tech win a lot of games.”

    Williams left Marquette and takes over a Virginia Tech team that was
    9-22 overall and 2-16 in the ACC last season. This is a huge pickup for
    the Hokies, who sorely needed to upgrade their talent.


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