After Virginia Tech’s loss to Florida in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last Friday, optimism was at an all-time high around the Hokies’ basketball program. With a roster loaded full of talented underclassmen, players and fans were already looking forward to next year.

Virginia Tech fans were disappointed earlier this week when four-star freshman guard Joe Bamisile announced he was entering the NCAA transfer portal after just one season in the program.

While disappointed, many understood Bamisile’s decision to look for another place where he can get in the starting lineup quicker.