Virginia Tech Hokies guard Malik Muller will transfer from the university. The university made the announcement, which was reported by the Washington Post.
A native of Germany, Muller averaged 6.2 points and shot 39 percent from the field over 20 minutes per game his freshman season in Blacksburg.
Unfortunately, Virginia Tech did not fare so well in its first season under new head coach Buzz Williams, formerly of the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Hokies went 11-22 (2-16 ACC), finished dead last in the conference and missed out on the NCAA Tournament for the eighth consecutive season.
Virginia Tech has not made the big dance since 2007, when Seth Greenberg was head coach, and has not won a conference championship since 1979.
And now the team is set to lose one of its key young players in Muller, who despite weak shooting percentages last year has a high ceiling. He’ll have to sit out a season due to NCAA transfer rules, but whichever school lands him will be getting a talented young guard that can provide a spark on offense.
Meanwhile, Virginia Tech will once again try to figure out how to put together a winning team and make some noise in the fast and furious ACC.
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