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Virginia Tech Picks Up Second Transfer Commitment from Tyler Nickel

By Nels Williams | March 30
Virginia Tech Picks Up Second Transfer Commitment from Tyler Nickel
Tyler Nickel will fit in nicely with Mike Young's system. (

Tyler Nickel has transferred from North Carolina to Virginia Tech, it was announced Thursday.

Nickel, a freshman, was nearly a Hokie this season before the Tar Heels scooped him up on the recruiting trail with a late offer and late visit.

While playing under Tar Heels head coach Hubert Davis last year, the Elkton, Va., native only averaged roughly six minutes per game, and totaled an average of 2.1 points, .6 rebounds, and .3 assists per game.

When Nickel played against Virginia Tech in early December, he was on the floor for a season-high 25 minutes, netting eight points and two rebounds.

Prior to enrolling at North Carolina, Nickel became known for becoming the all-time leading scorer in Virginia High School League history with 2,909 points in 102 games at East Rockingham High School. The 2022 Virginia Player of the Year also set the record for most points in a freshman season (662) and sophomore season (902).

Nickel is now the second transfer to commit to come to Blacksburg. Nickel joins Mekhi Long from Old Dominion. Nickel has four years of eligibility left -- his sophomore, junior, and senior year -- as well as a red-shirt year, if needed.

Nels Williams

Junior student at Virginia Tech studying sports media analytics and covering all things Hokies for the Sons. Writing includes football -- both collegiately and NFL -- and I am the primary beat writer for the Virginia Tech men's basketball team's 2022-2023 season. As seen on the Sons's social media platforms, I mainly direct and produce the "Roots Rapid Fire" series, where I conduct quick sit-down interviews with current Virginia Tech athletes in collaboration with Roots Natural Kitchen. Other video content I contribute includes promotions for game-day pins at Main Street Pharmacy in Blacksburg and on-field videography during football games. Get in touch with me here:

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