Former Seahawk Aluma Heading To Va Tech

Former Seahawk Aluma Heading To Va Tech

BERLIN- Former Stephen Decatur High School basketball standout Keve Aluma announced this week he is transferring to Virginia Tech after two seasons at Wofford.

Aluma, a 6’9” power forward was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter at Decatur before starting his collegiate career at Wofford in South Carolina. As a sophomore last season, Aluma started 34 of 35 games, logging around 26 minutes a game and average roughly seven points and seven rebounds. He helped lead the Terriers to their first-ever win in the NCAA tournament this spring.

Aluma announced last month he was transferring from Wofford and was reportedly courted by several major collegiate programs. Last weekend via Twitter, he announced he was transferring to Virginia Tech, following his former Wofford coach Mike Young, who took the head coaching job there last month. Because of NCAA transfer rules, Aluma will have to sit out the 2019-2020 season.

“I would like to thank Wofford and my teammates for two of the best years of my life,” he said via Twitter. “After talking with my family and considering all the options, I have decided to attend Virginia Tech. At VT, I have fond the best academic opportunities and an outstanding coaching staff.”

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.