Isaiah Wilkins stays in the ACC, will transfer from Virginia Tech to Wake Forest

It’s been a robust transfer season, due in part to an early start in 2020. However, we now have our first intra-conference transfer; after two seasons with Virginia Tech, Isaiah Wilkins will transfer to Wake Forest.

Wilkins, who hails Winston-Salem, entered the transfer portal a little over two weeks ago.

During his two-season run with the Hokies, the 6-foot-3 Wilkins appeared in 66 games (six starts); former VT coach Buzz Williams recruited him to the program. While playing for both Williams and Mike Young, though, minutes for Wilkins were inconsistent.

After averaging 14.3 minutes per game as a freshman, that number stayed flat during the 2019-20 season: 14.4 minutes per game. Wilkins is a career 33.3 percent 3-point shooter.

Wilkins was an unheralded prospect out of high school, and one of the younger players in his class. Back in 2018, Wilkins picked Virginia Tech over Tubby Smith and High Point. He’s the second member of Virginia Tech’s 2018 recruiting class to leave the program this offseason, joining Landers Nolley.

Wilkins joins the Wake Forest program a day after veteran wing Chaundee Brown declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. He’s the second transfer addition Wake Forest and Danny Manning have added in 2020; Houston Baptist graduate transfer Ian DuBose committed to the Deacons in late March, too.


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