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Kenny Brooks was looking to add another grad transfer point guard after the success of Taja Cole this past season spending a grad transfer year going from Georgia to Virginia Tech. Now, Brooks has his point guard to pair with a talented returning star trio of Aisha Sheppard, Elizabeth Kitley, and Trinity Baptiste in Wofford's Da'Ja Green.
Da'Ja Green was a three-year starter at Wofford earning All-Southern Conference Second Team honors in each of her three seasons in Spartanburg. Green averaged 12.7 points, 4.7 assists, and 4.1 rebounds this past season as one of the premier point guards outside the major conferences. She also earned her degree in three years at Wofford, allowing her to be a grad transfer for the upcoming season.
Green gives the Hokies their third grad transfer over the past two seasons joining Georgia's Taja Cole and Radford's Lydia Rivers, both of whom proved valuable in giving the Hokies their most successful season in more than a decade that would have resulted in an NCAA Tournament.
More importantly, Green gives the Hokies another veteran point guard to lead the charge while also being a good mentor for Australian freshman Georgia Amoore who arrived at Virginia Tech this past season. It also gives Tech a largely veteran lineup with Green & Sheppard in the backcourt, an open spot on the wing, and Kitley & Baptiste in the frontcourt.
Once again, Kenny Brooks is using the grad transfer market to fill needs on his roster and position the Hokies to make the 2021 NCAA Tournament after having a season worthy of making the Big Dance this past season.
Green is also the most recent basketball player or coach to move from Spartanburg to Blacksburg on either the men's or women's side after Mike Young was hired as the men's head coach last offseason, Keve Aluma transferred to Virginia Tech, and Hunter Cattoor was released from his NLI at Wofford to eventually sign with the Hokies.