Delaware graduate transfer Justyn Mutts announced his verbal commitment to Virginia Tech on Monday afternoon. Mutts graduated early, so he will have two years of eligibility remaining once he arrives in Blacksburg.
Mutts, listed at 6-7, 220, originally attended High Point where he averaged 6.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game as a freshman in 2017-18. After sitting out 2018-19 following his transfer to Delaware, he made great progress as a redshirt sophomore by averaging 12.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game this past season.
Mutts will take PJ Horne’s final spot on the roster, and Mike Young now has a full complement of 13 scholarship players. Mutts isn’t an exactly clone of Horne, however. While Horne was a perimeter oriented player despite playing center, Mutts is just 2-of-19 from three-point range for his career, doing the majority of his scoring inside the 3-point line. However, he is a very good free throw shooter, going 75-of-102 (73.5%) from the charity stripe this past season.
Overall, Mutts has started 51 of 61 games during his college career.
Mutts discusses his decision in the video below.