Isaiah Wilkins becomes the 2nd Virginia Tech player to enter the transfer portal

Another Virginia Tech basketball player has entered the NCAA transfer portal: Isaiah Wilkins, per Evan Daniels.

Wilkins, a big-bodied sophomore wing, appeared in 66 games (six starts) over two seasons in Blacksburg; former VT coach Buzz Williams recruited him to the program. For both Williams and Mike Young, however, 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 offers versatility, which is partly why he seemed like good fit for Young’s 5-out offense. No longer playing next to Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Kerry Blackshear Jr., Ahmed Hill and Justin Robinson, Wilkins increased his usage this season. Unfortunately, his efficiency didn’t follow. Wilkins shot just 28.4 percent on his 3-point attempts — finishing the season with an effective shooting rate of 42.1 percent.

A native on Winston-Salem, N.C., Wilkins was an unheralded prospect out of high school. One of the younger players in his class, Wilkins picked Virginia Tech over Tubby Smith and High Point.

Wilkins was also a part of the same 2018 recruiting class with Landers Nolley, who entered the transfer portal two weeks ago, too.