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Virginia Tech Sophomore Guard Robert Brown to Transfer Closer to Home

Bob Donnan-USA Today Sports

Following Virginia Tech‘s coaching change a year ago, the Hokies’ roster is seemingly falling apart.

The two biggest losses came from Dorian Finney-Smith (transfer to Florida) and Montrezl Harris (reneged commitment in favor of Louisville), but that’s what comes with a changing of the guard, so now James Johnson must work on rebuilding this Virginia Tech program.

The worst news moving forward for the Hokies is that Erick Green will be graduating as a senior. Green won the ACC Player of the Year award this past season after averaging a nation’s best 25.0 points per game.

Now however, there is another Hokie leaving the Virginia Tech program and that is sophomore guard, Robert Brown.

Brown’s father told the Washington Post in a Tuesday report that Brown will transfer somewhere closer to his Florida home. On the season, Brown averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game, so there’s no doubt that he would have had a bigger role in 2013-14 as a junior for Virginia Tech. That will not be the case, however.

The Hokies began the Johnson-era at 7-0 overall, picking up surprising wins over both Iowa and Oklahoma State early on. Then the wheels started to come off as Virginia Tech finished the year at 6-19 down the stretch. The Hokies finished ACC play at 4-14 overall, which was last place in the conference standings.

Brown’s got off to a strong start on the season, but things virtually wounded down in terms of his on-the-court production. The Hokies are planning on welcoming back Jarell Eddie, but there is not doubt that Virginia Tech will have a new look and feel in 2013-14.

 

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