Jalen Hudson to Transfer from Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech issued a short press release yesterday announcing the transfer of sophomore guard Jalen Hudson out of the program.

Here’s the full text of the release, issued via email:

Blacksburg, va. – Virginia Tech head men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams announced that Jalen Hudson asked for and was granted his release today.

Hudson, a sophomore guard from Richmond, Virginia, appeared in 67 games in his two seasons at Virginia Tech, starting 27 times, including 23 starts this past season. He averaged 8.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

Here are Hudson’s stats his two seasons at Virginia Tech — click for a large version:

<a href='/player/Jalen-Hudson-3590/'>Jalen Hudson</a> Virginia Tech statistics

Hudson showed great flashes at times:

  • Feb. 25, 2015: 23 points, 6 rebounds vs. #4 Duke
  • Mar. 10, 2015: 32 points vs. Wake Forest (ACC Tournament)
  • Jan. 3, 2016: 23 points vs. NC State
  • Jan. 27, 2016: 27 points vs. #16 Louisville
  • Mar. 16, 2016: 28 points vs. Princeton (NIT)

But Hudson was also very inconsistent. 31 times in his 67 career games, he scored 5 points or fewer, including 14 times this season.

Hudson’s transfer opens a second scholarship spot for Buzz Williams for next season. Satchel Pierce announced his transfer earlier this week.



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  1. I guess what bugs me is that to get through a long season’s grind and deep into the post season, it takes quality depth and if Hudson wasn’t on the court, he was available for when needed or when he was hot off the chart…..he could carry the team. I hate to see “anybody that good” to leave the team, but Buzz seems to make it work; and yes, teamwork and team unity trumps…..being the most talented guy on the team.

  2. I should check his stats the last half of the season, seemed like he was more consistent with effort the last 10 games or so.

    Anyway, best of luck in the future to him.

  3. Buzz knows what he wants. If you are not going to go all out 100% of the time then Buzz will make a move. It’s a total commitment to play in the program. We will only get stronger.

    Good luck Jalen!

    1. Are you saying Buzz is is telling these guys to transfer or suggesting to these guys to transfer?

  4. Good Luck Jalen – Only guy on team that could take a guy at the top of the key 1-1 and get to the rim with a near SLAM almost every time (Seth A beats to rim but not the leap height) – I hope he does great things at VCU or wherever he goes…

    Now Gimme some Ty Outlaw!


  5. Is it as simple as Jalen’s style of play/practicing did not mesh well w what Buzz is looking for? I mean, there was seemingly no rhyme or reason for the games where he went off for 20+ points vs the ones where he was invisible. Is he a “matchup” guy that just takes advantages of opportunities in cases where the other teams might have been over-committing to stopping LeDay, Allen, etc?

  6. Good luck to Jalen! Thank you for your contributions to Virginia Tech. I hope he finds a team that fits his needs as a player.

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