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Tyrece Radford transfers to Texas A&M

By Ed Williams | August 18
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Following an extended stint in the transfer portal, Virginia Tech guard Tyrece Radford has announced he will be finishing his college basketball career at Texas A&M.

Radford will be reunited in College Station with former Hokies head coach, Buzz Williams. Coming off a season averaging 12.2 points and 5.9 rebounds, Radford’s addition will be a huge boost to the rebuilding Aggies program.

Radford leaves behind an interesting legacy in Blacksburg. While on the court, Radford was an integral part of the early success in the Mike Young era. He played with a very high motor and always made an impact. Unfortunately, trouble found Tyrece off the court. In January, Radford was charged with a DUI and possession of a firearm, and the aftermath of these legal issues certainly played a role in his decision to leave the Hokies.

While the loss of Tyrece Radford is certainly a significant one, the Hokies have positioned themselves well to absorb this type of personnel blow. Former 4 star guard Darius Maddox is poised to make an impact in his sophomore campaign, and the loss of Radford gives Maddox a clear path to significant minutes in 2021.

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After 3 years in Blacksburg, I graduated from Virginia Tech in the spring of 2019. Before transferring to VT, I played 1 year of lacrosse at another southwest VA school, Ferrum College. While I loved the D3 life, transferring to Virginia Tech was the best decision I've ever made. I loved every second of my 3 years and I wish it lasted longer.

You'll have a hard time finding a bigger VT Hoops fan than me. Watching the 2019 men’s basketball team make a run to the sweet 16 is by far my favorite VT sports memory, and I’m excited to watch Coach Mike Young get this program back to that level on a consistent basis.

Besides Virginia Tech athletics, I am a huge D.C. sports fan. The Nationals winning the 2019 World Series is my single favorite sports memory, and quite honestly will be very hard to beat. Hopefully a Virginia Tech football or basketball National Championship will give the Nats a run for their money in the near future.

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