June 13, 2024

Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Mike Young has been active in the transfer market. After losing guard Jordan Ivy-Curry, who had committed to the Hokies in March, Young secured the addition of Jaden Schutt, a former top-80 national recruit, to the 2024 roster.

Jaden Schutt, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound guard from Yorkville, Illinois, committed to Virginia Tech on Saturday night. Schutt joins the Hokies after spending two seasons at Duke. Ranked as the No. 78 player in the 2022 recruiting class, Schutt was part of Jon Scheyer’s inaugural class as Duke’s head coach.

Schutt entered the transfer portal on April 15 and drew interest from several schools, ultimately choosing to play for Young and the Hokies. Schutt’s shooting skills are well-suited to Young’s offensive system. He was regarded as one of the best shooters in the 2022 class coming out of high school. During his true freshman season in 2022-23, Schutt played in 14 games, averaging 2.1 points per game and shooting 35% from three-point range in limited minutes. He redshirted last season and had knee surgery in January.

Jaden Schutt - 2023-24 - Men's Basketball - Duke University

Schutt is one of seven Duke players to enter the transfer portal, and the third to transfer to another ACC school, joining TJ Power (Virginia) and Christian Reeves (Clemson). He is the fifth player to commit to Virginia Tech from the portal:

  • F/G Ben Burnham (College of Charleston)
  • F Toibu Lawal (VCU)
  • F/G Rodney Brown (Cal)
  • G Hysier Miller (Temple)

Additionally, Virginia Tech has three freshmen enrolling for the upcoming season, including recently committed guard Ben Hammond. Forward Ryan Jones is the standout of Tech’s 2024 recruiting class.

Young still has one scholarship available to use in the transfer portal after Ivy-Curry withdrew his commitment.

Welcome to Virginia Tech, Jaden.

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