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All-American PG Georgia Amoore Says Her Goodbyes to Virginia Tech

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All-American point guard Georgia Amoore's illustrious career at Virginia Tech has come to an end after the Australian star announced that she will not be returning to Blacksburg next season.

Amoore did not share where she will be heading next, though the WNBA seems likely given that she could be selected in the top 5 of the upcoming draft. She does have a COVID year as well to transfer if she chose to return to the college level instead.

Amoore will go down as not only one of the greatest basketball players in Virginia Tech's history, but also one of the most successful athletes to ever wear the Maroon and Orange.

During her impressive career in Blacksburg, Amoore dazzled averaging 14.7 points, 5.2 assists, and 2.6 rebounds in 34.3 minutes per game while shooting 39.6% from the field, 36.1% from three-point range, and 82.2% from the free-throw line. In the process, Amoore became Virginia Tech's all-time leader in assists while ranking second all-time in three-point field goals, and third all-time in points and games started. She also had the first triple-double in program history against Nebraska during the 2022-23 season.

She also earned some of the highest honors that she possibly could earn as an AP All-American this season, a two-time All-ACC First Teamer, the 2023 ACC Tournament MVP, the Most Outstanding Player of the Seattle 3 Regional in 2023, and more. As we all witnessed, she also played a key role in leading the Hokies to their first Final Four, ACC regular season title, and ACC Tournament title all within the last two years.

Beyond that, Amoore became one of the biggest stars in the sport and helped lead a massive growth in interest in women's basketball at Virginia Tech with the Hokies having sellout crowds for the first time during the regular season this year. She also represented Virginia Tech with the highest class and truly adopted Blacksburg as home as she shared in her remarks on how she would remember Virginia Tech following VT's loss to Baylor in the second round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

"I've had a time. I came here, and I was not good, couldn't shoot, probably a little too overweight, probably too slow, had too much fun, had to get reeled in. But I got here, and it was the perfect place for me to settle in and kind of not control myself, but lock in on basketball. It's a perfect place to do that," Amoore said.

"I came here, and I trusted Coach Brooks 100 percent even when I didn't trust in myself. It's paid off immensely. I couldn't be more grateful for our time together. I think being a foreigner, I come over to America, and America is fun, but Blacksburg is the place where I've developed, and it's kind of like my home away from home. I couldn't be more appreciative of how it's transformed me as not only a basketball player, but a person, and it's because I surrounded myself with great people."

"I truly think that I came out of high school. I had four offers or whatever. I took two visits, and one of them just happened to be here, and that's a blessing in disguise. I didn't know at that time how it would play out, but I took the chance, and I'm very, very grateful that I did because I've got him for life now. I've loved it, and I couldn't be more grateful."

Georgia Amoore arrived at Virginia Tech as an Australian looking to develop into a quality basketball player. She leaves Blacksburg as a Hokie legend who will have plenty of Americans cheering for Amoore in the WNBA and if she gets the chance to represent her country at the Olympics this summer.

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