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After losing USF transfer Michael Durr (who has since committed to Indiana), Virginia Tech found a high quality frontcourt replacement for him in Clemson transfer Lynn Kidd.
Clemson transfer Lynn Kidd has committed to Virginia Tech. Originally a 2021 recruit who reclassed up and joined Clemson last August. I thought he showed some good improvement when I watched him last summer. Should develop well at VT. Gives them size at 6’10” 235.@thekeyplay pic.twitter.com/smk8GDY2LH— Trent Markwith (@TMarkwith14) May 18, 2021
Kidd was a four-star recruit who reclassified forward from the 2021 class to the 2020 class after moving to the 2021 class initially early in his high school career. He only played in 7 games last season averaging 1.1 points and 1.0 rebounds in 4.7 minutes per game.
He has all four seasons of eligibility remaining after the NCAA's free year rule this past season.
While those numbers are low, there's no doubt that Kidd likely benefitted from arriving in an ACC program a year early and has plenty of upside to develop into a really good starting center at the high major level.
Pending the likely return of Keve Aluma, Kidd should be able to be groomed behind Aluma and Justyn Mutts pairing well as a backup big man alongside David N'Guessan who seem in line to be the Hokies' starting frontcourt duo of the future.
We will have more as this story develops.