Rumors about redshirt sophomore center Khadim Sy had been quietly whispered throughout the message boards for several weeks, and they were confirmed on Monday. Sy has left Virginia Tech and will attend a junior college this season. A Tech spokesman confirmed the news to Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning.
If that story sounds familiar, it should. Sy left Blacksburg before last season began and enrolled at Tallahassee Community College, but left there in October before re-enrolling at Virginia Tech for the spring semester of 2018. He redshirted this past season and would have had three years of eligibility remaining for the Hokies.
Sy was expected to back up starting center Kerry Blackshear this season. Sy averaged 4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game as a freshman for the Hokies two years ago.
Sources have told TechSideline.com that Sy’s departure is not basketball related.