Tech adds Delaware grad transfer Mutts

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BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech head men’s basketball coach Mike Young has announced the signing of grad transfer Justyn Mutts on Thursday.

Mutts, a forward from Delaware, will be able to play immediately for the 2020-21 academic year and has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Ranking fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association in rebounds per game with 8.4 this past season, Mutts racked up 11 double-doubles and scored in double figures 19 times to lead the Blue Hens to a 22-11 record and to the semifinals of the CAA Tournament.

“Justyn brings us immediate size, scoring ability and a passion for winning, which are all things we are looking for in our system,” Young said. “His previous college experience will be something that will help our program from day one. We are thrilled he is a Hokie and are excited about his future at Virginia Tech.”

Justyn Mutts | r-Jr.
6’7″, 220 lbs. | Forward 
Millville, New Jersey
St. Augustine Prep | Delaware & High Point

Delaware: Played in all 33 games, starting 32 of those contests … Averaged 12.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists this past year … Led Delaware in rebounding and was fifth in the conference in rebounds per game with 8.4 … Second on the team in points per game (12.2) … Turned in 11 double-doubles, the third most in the league … Had 19 double-digit scoring outings and 13 double-figure rebounding efforts … Best game came against Hofstra, scoring a career-high 30 points …  Became the first Delaware player since 1996 (Greg Smith) to post consecutive 20-point, 15-rebound games … Named CAA Co-Player of the Week on Dec. 2 … Sat out the 2018-19 season.

High Point: Appeared in 28 games, making 18 starts his freshman season in 2017-18 … Big South All-Freshman Team … Led the team in blocks with 32 and ranked second in steals with 30 … Scored in double figures seven times … Averaged 6.0 points per game.

Personal: Justyn Mutts … Born on Jan. 4, 1999 … Son of Jarett Mutts and Laketta Habersham … Siblings are Darone, Cachet, Tiana, Keenan, Marques and Deuce … Father, Jarett, played basketball for Rutgers-Camden … Graduated with a psychology degree from Delaware … Chose the Hokies over Mississippi State and Houston.

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