Virginia Tech adds to frontcourt, offensive rebounding muscle with Wofford transfer Keve Aluma

After playing under Mike Young for two seasons at Wofford, power forward Keve Aluma has decided to follow his coach to Virginia Tech, too.

The 6-foot-9 Aluma played in 68 games across two seasons for the Terriers. As a sophomore in the 2018-19 season, Aluma played in all 35 games and made 34 starts. He averaged 6.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game.

In a low-usage role (13.7 percent usage rate), Aluma was an efficient player for Young and Wofford. Nearly 99 percent of Aluma’s field goal attempts were of the 2-point variety; he shot 66.7 percent from the field, which translated to an effective shooting clip of 64.3 percent.

The majority of Aluma’s looks came at the rim; the Berlin, Md. product shot 70-of-98 (71.4 FG%) around the basket, overall.

Aluma adds some serious Glue Guy elements to a roster, too. He’s an industrious offensive rebounder (13 percent offensive rebound rate), which helped bolster Wofford’s 3-point-heavy offense (No. 10 in adjusted offensive efficiency).

With Aluma’s help, Wofford went 30-5 this season, earned a 7-seed in the NCAA Tournament and nearly pulled off a second-round upset of Kentucky.

Currently, Aluma is on track to sit out and redshirt during the 2019-20 season; however, there’s alway the possibility that he could receive a waiver.


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