UTSA Guard Jordan Ivy-Curry Commits To Virginia Tech

Jordan Ivy-Curry committed to Virginia Tech on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, UTSA guard Jordan Ivy-Curry committed to Mike Young and Virginia Tech. He received interest from Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky, Ole Miss and TCU in the transfer portal.

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A 6-foot-3, 175-pound fifth-year senior with one year of eligibility remaining, he’s played in 101 games and 2,330 minutes over four seasons. He spent his freshman and sophomore campaigns with the Roadrunners and earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors after averaging 7.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in 2020-21. The following year, his scoring increased to 13.9 points per game.

The La Marque, Texas, native transferred to Pacific for his junior season in 2022-23 and posted 10.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He then returned San Antonio and had the best season of his career: 17.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 40 percent from the floor, 39 percent from 3-point range and 80 percent from the free throw line. However, he missed 11 games due to injury.

Ivy-Curry scored at least 20 points in 10 of his appearances last season, highlighted by two 30-point games, and had one double-double on Jan. 2 vs. UAB: 20 points and 10 boards. He posted 38 points in a 10-of-20 performance vs. Florida Atlantic on Jan. 21, in which he was 4-of-8 from behind the arc and 14-of-17 from the foul line with seven rebounds. Nearly six weeks later, he dropped 33 points on 12-of-22 shooting (5-of-9 3FG, 4-of-4 FT) on March 2 at SMU, which earned him AAC Player of the Week honors.

He was not a highly-ranked prospect out of high school despite recording 2,000 career points as a four-year starter. As a senior, he averaged 31.5 points, 6.9 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 4.8 steals per game, which earned him 4A All-State honors.

Ivy-Curry is the first transfer portal commitment of the offseason for Virginia Tech, who saw six players enter the transfer portal in the last week, though forward Mylyjael Poteat announced his return on Saturday. Tuesday’s addition gives the Hokies seven scholarship players for the 2024-25 season and leaves them with six open scholarships:

For a breakdown of who Tech is pursuing in the transfer portal, click here.

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  1. System coaches sometimes get caught up in teaching the system rather than teaching the kids how to be better basketball players. And sometimes, you have to see what you have and develop a system around those players rather than forcing a “tried and true” system onto players. Sometimes players have the best idea of how their team would play the best and want the opportunity to let it rip. And sometimes, that works. I’m rambling…

    All I’m saying is regardless of NIL, you don’t have that many seasoned starters look to leave at once if a team is happy, playing well, and the future looks bright. Quite the opposite.

  2. I do not fully understand how a “system coach is different from other coaches. But, from the beginning people have shared that as being an important coaching characteristic of MY. And that it would take time for players to adapt and excel in a system. Getting a player for one year to mold into a system would seem to be difficult. I wonder if there is a conversation about that between player and coach. Or if the player is aware of that. Or is MY is going to be more flexible in the new environment?

    1. I’ll try my best to summarize. A system coach is more likely to establish a style of play and recruit for system fit, rather than recruiting for talent, then adjusting accordingly, while operating more as a motivator/manager of talent. CMY for example prefers finesse perimeter shooters he can draw up creative offenses for, while hoping to convince these guys to exert more effort on defense. John Calipari on the other hand, prefers to recruit the “one & done” (the best players available), then figure out the rest later.

      MY isn’t going to become more flexible at this stage in his career, this is related to why Rodney Rice lost a season and we have a mass exodus as a result.

  3. Yawn.

    Sorry, but screams of the spoon scraping the bottom of the bowl trying to get the last crumbs.

  4. Dell should allow him to wear #30 for the year and sell lots of jerseys for NIL.

  5. Great pickup! Welcome aboard, Mr. Ivy-Curry!
    Maybe we can assume (ass-u-me) that this commitment means Pedulla is gone for good?

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