Virginia Tech basketball received good news on Thursday when it was announced that rising junior guard Wabissa Bede will withdraw from the transfer portal and play for the Hokies next season.
Jon Rothstein first reported the news.
Wabissa Bede will return to Virginia Tech next season, per Mass Rivals coach Vin Pastore. Had considered transfer options. Huge news for the Hokies.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 23, 2019
Bede started 26 of 35 games for the Hokies in 2018-19. He averaged 3.8 points, 2.3 assists and shot 35.4% from three-point range. He is expected to man one of the starting guard positions for new head coach Mike Young this coming season.
Rising redshirt senior Kerry Blackshear remains in the transfer portal. He has yet to make a decision on his future, and likely won’t until after the NBA Draft (June 20). Pending Blackshear’s decision, the Hokies’ 2019-2020 scholarship roster currently looks like this:
Kerry Blackshear, r-Sr. (transfer portal)
Wabissa Bede, Jr.
PJ Horne, Jr.
Keve Aluma, Jr. (Wofford transfer, must sit out in 2019-20)
Isaiah Wilkins, So.
Jonathan Kabongo, So.
Landers Nolley, r-Fr.
Hunter Cattoor, Fr.
Jalen Cone, Fr.