Virginia Tech grants sophomore guard Jalen Hudson release

(Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech says sophomore shooting guard Jalen Hudson has asked for, and been granted, his release from the program.

Coach Buzz Williams made the announcement Wednesday night.

Hudson appeared in 67 games in two seasons, including 27 starts. He averaged 8.4 points and 2.3 rebounds this season, and at times showed potent scoring ability. He scored 23 points in a victory against N.C. State, 27 points in a loss to Louisville and 28 in the Hokies’ NIT victory against Princeton.