On Monday night, Virginia Tech men’s basketball picked up a commitment from Memphis transfer John Camden.
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— John Camden (@c3mden) April 25, 2022
The 6-8, 208-pound freshman was a three-star prospect out of high school and one of the Hokies’ main targets. He spent a year with the Tigers, however, before entering the portal and landing in Blacksburg. Tech assistant coach Christian Webster was his primary recruiter.
Camden made his collegiate debut on Nov. 9 vs. Tennessee Tech but played just two minutes, picking up an injury that kept him out for the season. However, he has four years of eligibility remaining since he redshirted. He’ll be a redshirt freshman in 2022-23.
Originally from Downingtown, Pa., Camden played at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. for his senior year of high school. He was rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports’ composite rankings and the No. 3 player in the state. In his latest recruiting process, he chose Tech over LSU, though his original list included Florida, Indiana, Miami, Penn State, Texas A&M and Memphis, among others.
Camden will be a power forward in Mike Young’s system, though he’s a solid shooter who can help stretch the floor. As of now, he’ll be one of five new faces for the Hokies in the fall, joining a four-man high school recruiting class.
Here’s the current scholarship outlook for Virginia Tech. Earlier on Monday night, Hokies forward Keve Aluma announced his decision to enter the NBA Draft and sign with an agent.
Including Justyn Mutts, the Hokies currently have 11 players on scholarship for 2022-23, meaning there are two open spots. If Mutts decides not to return to Virginia Tech, that will give the program three open scholarships.