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After a standout season that earned him All-ACC Second Team honors, Virginia Tech star big man Keve Aluma has decided to test the waters and enter the 2021 NBA Draft while also retaining his collegiate eligibility.
I feel blessed to have the opportunity to explore my options and enter my name for the 2021 NBA draft while still maintaining my eligibility as a Hokie. 🙏🏾 Can’t wait to see what God has in store for me and go Hokies 🦃 pic.twitter.com/5pferRj6V4— Keve Aluma (@AlumaKeve) April 8, 2021
Aluma helped lead Virginia Tech to their fourth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance while averaging 15.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.3 blocks in 30.6 minutes per game. He also shot 49% from the field, 35.1% from three-point range, and 72.2% from the free-throw line.
This move allows Aluma to get more feedback from NBA scouts both on where his game stands and where he has room to grow. It also leaves the door open for him to return to Virginia Tech, which seems more likely, or leave for the NBA should he be satisfied with what he hears from scouts on his draft prospects this year.
We will have more as this story develops.