Virginia Tech has joined the hunt for Alex Oriakhi, according to this Washington Post report:
The Hokies have three scholarships available for the 2012-13 season, and if Connecticut is ineligible for the NCAA tournament, Oriakhi would not have to sit out a year when he transfers.
Two people with knowledge of the situation said Virginia Tech is viewed as a long shot to land Oriakhi, who has reportedly received interest from North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky and Missouri, among others, since being officially released from his scholarship at Connecticut on Tuesday. But the 6-foot-9 rising senior would instantly become the Hokies’ most established big man if he were to unexpectedly choose Virginia Tech.
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