Khadim Sy’s strange journey took another turn on Wednesday when it was announced that he would be rejoining the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team for the second semester.
In the announcement by Virginia Tech, head coach Buzz Williams said that Sy would redshirt this year and have three years remaining beginning in 2018-19.
“I am very happy that Khadim rejoined the team today,” Williams said. “This has never happened in my career, and since his departure, all parties have worked to make sure that this was the right decision for everyone involved. Dream is an outstanding young man who will be able to spend this semester focusing on his academics and getting better in all aspects of his life, on and off the court. I believe this is the best possible move for Khadim and I know his teammates welcome him back to the program.”
Sy averaged 4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game as a freshman in 2016-17. However, it was announced that he was leaving the program on September 14 and would transfer to Tallahassee Community College. He withdrew from Tech and enrolled at TCC in late September. Less than a month later, on October 9, Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times reported that Sy was leaving TCC, with his coach indicating that he was returning to Virginia Tech.
In his preseason press conference with the media, Buzz Williams indicated that he had had no contact with Sy. However, behind the scenes it appears that things have been in motion to bring Sy back to Virginia Tech, and he has already rejoined his teammates in Blacksburg and resumed practice.