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Virginia Tech landed their second transfer addition of the offseason in South Florida's 7' starting center Michael Durr.
Durr was a three-year starter for the Bulls who steadily improved each season averaging 8.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 26.4 minutes per game while shooting 41% from the field and 79% from the free-throw line. Because of the NCAA's free year rule for the 2020-21 season, Durr will have 2 remaining years of eligibility.
Mike Young said after the NCAA Tournament that his first priority this offseason would be to add another big man who was a true center to allow Tech to use Keve Aluma some at the 4. Durr gives the Hokies just that as the 7' big man should absolutely allow Tech to use Aluma at the 4.
While it does seem unlikely that Durr would start over the current frontcourt combination of Aluma and Justyn Mutts, it's easy to envision Durr as the first big in allowing Aluma to slide over to the 4 or fitting alongside Mutts with Aluma getting a breather.
We will have more as this story develops.