Kendall Durant Not Coming to Virginia Tech

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The Roanoke Times is reporting that 2008 Virginia Tech basketball signee
Kendall Durant will not enroll at Tech, and will not play basketball for the
Hokies. Durant is a combo guard recruit from Capital Heights, MD.

Durant
was offered a scholarship when the Hokies missed out on top guard recruits
Tyshawn Taylor, Devoe Joseph and Shaquille Johnson. Durant was part of a
three-player recruiting class that also includes power forward Victor Davila and
center Gene Swindle.

Durant played this past season at New Hampton Prep in New Hampshire. He
averaged 16 points, five rebounds and five assists per game. He was projected to
see some game action as a reserve at both guard spots this year, and it was
hoped that he could develop into a reliable point guard.

With such a late loss from the class, the Hokies likely won’t be able to find
a suitable player to replace Durant for the upcoming season. Instead, they’ll
wait until the 2009 class to sign another player as his replacement.

Here is how Tech’s scholarship situation sets up for that year, the 2009-10
season.


2009-10 VT Men’s Basketball
Scholarship Players (projected)

Name

Year

Terrance Vinson

r-Sr.

Lewis Witcher

Sr.

Jeff Allen

Jr.

Malcolm Delaney

Jr.

Hank Thorns

Jr.

J.T. Thompson

Jr.

Dorenzo Hudson

Jr.

Terrell Bell

Jr.

Victor Davila

So.

Gene Swindle

So.

Ben Boggs

Fr.

Erick Green

Fr.

That’s a total of 12 players, including 2009 freshmen Ben Boggs and Erick Green,
with 13 allowed to be on scholarship. That means Seth Greenberg will now have
one more scholarship to use for the 2009 recruiting class.

Basketball
signee not coming to Virginia Tech
— The Roanoke Times, 6/18/08

Kendall
Durant recruiting profile
— TechSideline.com

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