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ACC Roundup - Departures At Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

Not necessarily bad news though.

Virginia Tech v Duke
 DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 22: Wendell Moore Jr. #0 of the Duke Blue Devils battles P.J. Horne #14 of the Virginia Tech Hokies for a rebound during the first half of their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 22, 2020 in Durham, North Carolina.
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A bit of ACC news today as PJ Horne has decided to leave Virginia Tech. Mike Young has some interesting comments about his decision and where the Hokies are now. The more we get to know Young the more interesting he appears.

He’s got a bunch of big guys next season and while he’s lost Horne, Isaiah Wilkins and Landers Nolley, the Hokies might be a better team.

The link above suggests he may pursue Indiana transfer Justin Smith.

Virginia Tech has also seen the last of Jonathan Kabango, who is leaving the game due to injuries. He’ll still be a student.

Meanwhile, Wake Forest loses Danny Manning recruit Marcus Watson, who initially said he would be a Deacon despite the coaching change. For whatever reason he has changed his mind again which leaves Wake (currently) with one freshman guard, Quadry Adams.

Here’s the current roster. It’s not exactly Murderer’s Row but as Rick Pitino proved with the Unforgettables at Kentucky, you can find solutions that seem unlikely. And on the bright side, at least the are at least enough guys for new coach Steve Forbes to run a scrimmage.

One guy Wake’s Forbes is after now is D’Marco Dunn. A 6-4 guard at Fayetteville’s Westover High, Dunn moved to North Carolina after his mom was transferred to Fort Bragg from Arizona. He’s apparently a late bloomer and his recruitment has just blown up. It’s kind of fun to watch and he seems somewhat bemused by it all. Seems like an intelligent and thoughtful kid.