Virginia Tech announced that center Khadim Sy has left the men’s basketball program for a second time.
Khadim Sy is no longer a part of Virginia Tech's basketball program, per a school spokesman.
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In his one season playing for the Hokies (2016-17), Sy averaged 4.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks in 11.4 minutes per game. Sy also shot 56.7% from the field and 59.3% from the free-throw line as well during that season.
Sy’s departure leaves a gap for the Hokies in the frontcourt as his departure leaves the Hokies with only one player taller than 6’6” who is expected to be a significant contributor in Kerry Blackshear. With Blackshear poised to be a redshirt junior, it becomes critical for the Hokies to bring in at least one big man in their 2019 class with the need for either two 2019 big men or a transfer with more than one year of eligibility to go with a 2019 big man.