With Virginia Tech heavily pursuing five-star guard MJ Walker, many have wondered how the Hokies will be able to add them to the roster especially with all 13 scholarships being taken up. One possibility was that someone could play another sport and have that scholarship shifted over there while being able to still play basketball as Devin Wilson did with football and basketball this past year.
However, the Hokies now have an open scholarship due to one player leaving the program.
— Mark Berman (@BermanRoanoke) May 17, 2017
Forward Seth LeDay has left the Virginia Tech men’s basketball program as told to Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times by a Virginia Tech spokesman. Seth LeDay, brother of Zach LeDay, sat out this past season after transferring from the JUCO level and will have two years of eligibility remaining wherever he goes.
The news about LeDay is a little bit surprising given how he came and sat out last season for the Hokies and will have never touched the floor in Blacksburg. The 6’7” undersized forward wasn’t expected to provide the same amount of production as his brother Zach did in his two years in Blacksburg, but he did seem like a player who provide solid depth and toughness off the bench. LeDay does seem to have a good amount of talent and it wouldn’t be surprising to see a lot of high mid-major schools show interest in him with a move closer to home in Dallas also being a possibility here.
However, the decision by Seth LeDay to leave opens up a scholarship that can be used for five-star guard MJ Walker (more on the Hokies’ pursuit of him here) or UCONN transfer Juwan Durham if the Hokies get one of these two players. While the loss of LeDay is a little disappointing, it is still not as bad as it could have been and doesn’t really affect the Hokies’ hopes of being a top 25 team next season especially if they can get MJ Walker.
We wish Seth LeDay the best wherever he chooses to continue his college basketball career.