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Posted at 3:48 PM ET, 12/ 7/2010

Virginia Tech G Ben Boggs to transfer

By Mark Giannotto

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg announced Tuesday that sophomore Ben Boggs will transfer at the end of the fall semester.

Boggs, a 6-foot-4 guard from Roanoke, appeared in the Hokies' first four games this season, accumulating five points, one rebound and one assist. He played in 25 games as a freshman, averaging 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game until being sidelined with an ankle injury at the end of the year.

"I have enjoyed my time at Virginia Tech and would like to thank Coach Greenberg and the coaching staff for all they have done for me," Boggs said in a statement. "A desire for more playing time is the reason I'm leaving Virginia Tech. I will miss my teammates and wish them the best of luck in the future."

Added Greenberg in his own statement: "Ben has been a valuable member of our team the last two years. He has been a model student-athlete. I wish him nothing but the best and will be available to him as he pursues his next opportunity."

Though Boggs was unlikely to play a large role as the Hokies try to bounce back from their 4-4 start to the season, his decision to leave school is a significant one for the future. Virginia Tech already has perhaps the best recruiting class in school history coming in next year, and now has another scholarship with which to pursue an additional big man that would shore up a depleted front court.

By Mark Giannotto  | December 7, 2010; 3:48 PM ET
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