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Welcome to Blacksburg, Mylyjael Poteat

By Ed Williams | May 10
via @mylyjael on Twitter

Mike Young continues to pull talent out of the transfer portal, landing 6’9 forward Mylyjael Poteat. Poteat brings much needed size and physicality to the Hokies front court. As a freshman at Rice, Poteat put up an impressive stat line in limited time, averaging 7.7 ppg to go with 4.2 rebounds on 62% from the field.

Poteat will have a chance to make an immediate impact for the Hokies. Following the departure of Keve Aluma and David N’Guessan, there are minutes to be had in the front court.

Virginia Tech now has 3 commitments via the transfer portal in Poteat, John Camden, and Grant Basile.

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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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