The college basketball transfer portal is starting to crank up with St Francis Brooklyn's leading scorer Tedrick Wilcox Jr among those already in the portal. Virginia Tech also isn't messing around either already reaching out to some early entrants into it.
That includes Wilcox who told us that he's heard from Virginia Tech assistant coach Kevin Giltner. This comes after the 6'6'' SF had 2 good seasons in Brooklyn after transferring up from the Division II following 2 quality seasons at that level.
This past season, Wilcox led his team in scoring averaging 11.3 points per game while shooting 39.9% from the field including 35.5% from three-point range plus 78.4% at the free-throw line. He profiles as a defense-first player after he averaged 1.2 steals per game this past season along with having better advanced metrics on that end of the floor this past season.
The Hokies are among a long list of schools who have reached out to Wilcox so far. Here's a look at the current list.
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Clemson, NC State, Wake Forest
- Big East: Seton Hall
- Big 12: Kansas State
- SEC: Georgia, Missouri
- Atlantic 10: Richmond, St Bonaventure
- Big Sky: Portland State
- Big South: Campbell, Radford
- CAA: Delaware, Elon, Towson
- MAAC: Niagara
- MAC: Buffalo, Northern Illinois
- Southern: Chattanooga
- Sun Belt: Georgia State
- WAC: Tarleton State
- WCC: Portland
While there will be many more players to enter the transfer portal, Wilcox has shown some good skills to be a defensive stud who can hit some threes while also being able to be relied on the help close out leads because of his defense and free-throw shooting. In many ways, he fits the mold of the bigger, 3-and-D wing that the Hokies definitely could have used in a few games this season given the matchups they faced.
So what is Wilcox looking for in the schools he plays for next season?
"Mainly a place to help me grow and develop as a player and a man and hopefully make a career out of this sport. It’s my last year of college basketball and I want to put myself with a coaching staff, team, and system where my strengths thrive, my weaknesses are being worked on, and I can just continue to grow as a player. Also with it being my last year, I want to come in and instantly make an impact towards winning," Wilcox said.
It's early in the transfer portal season, but Tedrick Wilcox Jr is a name to keep an eye on for Hokies' fans.