South Florida transfer Zach LeDay commits to Virginia Tech

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Former South Florida forward Zach LeDay will transfer to Virginia Tech, he announced on Tuesday night.

“I’m going to play at Virginia Tech. Thanks to all those who support me and all I believe in!” he tweeted.

LeDay was one of six players to transfer this offseason. Stan Heath was fired a head coach fired after seven seasons with a combined 97-130 record. That sparked a roster overhaul, though, LeDay waited until weeks after Orlando Antigua was introduced as head coach before he elected to leave the program.

The 6-foot-7 LeDay averaged 3.5 points and 2.6 board per game as a sophomore, starting half of the team’s games.

LeDay joins a large incoming class for Buzz Williams, who left Marquette for Blacksburg, Virginia after six seasons in the Big East. Ahmed Hill, a four-star shooting guard, headlines the group of freshmen entering the program along with shooting guard Jalen Hudson, small forward Justin Bibbs and center Satchel Pierce.

In May, former Maryland sophomore guard Seth Allen announced he would join the Hokies. Allen and LeDay will sit out the upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules, and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

USF forward Zach LeDay announces decision to transfer

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After playing two seasons under former head coach Stan Heath, USF forward Zach LeDay announced his decision to transfer via Twitter on Friday. The decision comes just over two weeks after the school named former Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua its new head coach.

LeDay, a 6-foot-7 forward from The Colony, Texas, averaged 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in his two seasons as a Bull. Of the 32 games LeDay played in last season he started 16, with his best performances as a sophomore coming in road losses to SMU (12 points, six rebounds) and Rutgers (ten points, four rebounds).

LeDay’s decision to transfer leaves USF with just one upperclassman in the front court heading into the 2014-15 season, with 7-foot-3 center Jordan Omogbehin being a redshirt junior. Rising sophomores John Egbunu and Chris Perry both factored into the rotation as freshman, with Egbunu averaging 7.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game and Perry (8.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg) also being a productive option.

Both forward Dre Clayton and guard/forward Bo Zeigler redshirted in 2013-14.