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Seth Allen to Transfer to VT

The player to be named later in the gus “benedict arnold” trade with maryland has been confirmed to be Seth Allen. Allen will have to sit out next season but will then have 2 seasons left at VT. Seth, a 6’1″ guard, averaged 13.4 ppg this season for the terps (2nd on the team) and 3.0 assists (led the team). He averaged 12 points and 6 assists in the 2 games vs VT.

Technically this is Buzz’s first get from the Comonwealth, as Seth hails from Woodbridge.

Quite simply, he’s coming because of Buzz. And while it stung to lose to md twice in basketball and once in football in the terp’s final year in the league, this is a nice parting gift.

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  • HankAgain

    Great trade of talent per Allen coming in and Kirby and all the other bums going out. The NCAAs will be the goal in 2016

  • Rich Roberts

    I like that we are upgrading our talent. We need some big men though! We’re going to have to put 4 guards on the floor.

  • Juan Cobos

    I agree with the talent upgrading, but yup, we need at least a quality big man. wont be easy to find one. not in high school, not a juco transfer, and given the fact most of the quality euro bigs have already commited, neither there

  • King

    Niemo, where does this off-season recruiting haul rank in Tech’s history?

    Also, what are you hearing about John Egbunu, the USF transfer? I’ve been reading on various sites that the 4-star 7-foot center has a visit to Blacksburg scheduled this week. It’s my understanding that current VT assistant, Steve Roccaforte, recruited him to USF.

    • Niemo

      I would still say the class of Delaney, Allen, Hudson, Bell, Thompson, and Thorns was by far the best back in 2007 (on paper and results). And the class of 2011 on paper was better than this class, too, though we know how that turned out (and who knows how this one will). With 2007 we got all those guys but Thorns for 4 years. With this group we know we are only getting Allen for max two years and the other guys we’ll have to see what they turn into.
      But if you meant purely an “off-season” haul and activity, this has definitely been the wildest I’ve ever seen. Getting Troy Manns from george mason back in the mid-90s was a nice get, and Allan Chaney certainly seemed like a great pull, but I’ve never seen a combo of transfers and signees this late for us.

      • danram

        The 1982 class of Dell Curry, Bobby Beecher, Keith Colbert and Norris Gurley would have to rank up there too.

  • yakes14

    Niemo,
    How do you see Allen fitting in with the team next year? Allen obviously wants to play the point, but Wilson will be a junior and the likely starter. Will Allen be happy coming off the bench? I don’t see Wilson playing the #2 with Allen in the game. We can certainly use another scorer and Allen is a pretty dynamic player. I just wonder how Buzz will utilize him?

    • http://www.thegarycope.com/ Cope

      I’m going to chime in here, even though I’m not Niemo. You’re assuming that Wilson will continue to develop and progress into an entrenched No. 1. That scenario is by no means a given, as we’ve witnessed first-hand over the years. The ACC is a grind and you need two quality PGs to survive. Wilson needs to stay healthy and continue to develop. Buzz knows Wilson is his starting PG next season and will coach him up. But when Allen becomes eligible for the 2015-16 season, I think it’ll be an open competition. Regardless of who wins out that battle, should it get to that point, having a veteran like Wilson will be, and a player the caliber of Allen, is a luxury the Hokies haven’t seen in many moons. And I full expect Allen to push Wilson during practice this upcoming season, which, you would think, would make Wilson better.

      • yakes14

        Hey Cope,
        Thanks for the reply. I agree with your points and the potential upside for having Allen in the fold, for the reasons you stated. My worry is how Allen will respond if he isn’t the starter in two years. Maybe I am just jaded at this point. If it does work out, we could have two quality experienced point guards with different skill sets for two seasons. That would be something few teams in the country will have.

  • Juan Cobos

    Also Zach LeDay transferring to Tech from USF. Don’t get it. We need a big now, nor next year. Or we are playing playing Beyer as back up for CJ?

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