Delaware grad transfer Justyn Mutts has Virginia Tech in final three

Tyler Byrum
NBC Sports Washington

Delaware grad transfer Justyn Mutts has named his final three destinations vying for his commitment. He lists Virginia Tech, Mississippi State and Houston in a tweet. 

The 6-foot-7 forward is coming off only his second season of competitive collegiate basketball. Mutts previously transferred from High Point to the Blue Hens after his freshman season. He was forced to sit out a year before playing last season as a starter. 

When Mutts first announced he was considering options in the transfer portal, returning to Delaware was still an option. Now, he is leaving the program after one year of on-court service.

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He started in 32 of the team's 33 games in 2019-20, scoring 12.2 points while being the top rebounder for the Blue Hens with 8.4 boards a game. Mutts was also a huge disruptor on the defensive end with 42 steals and in the interior with a team-high 34 block.

Losing Mutts means Delaware will be missing their second starter from last season with Colin Goss graduating from the program. The team was expected to have a real promising season next year after finishing fifth in the CAA and most of their key players returning. 

Mutts is a native of Millville, NJ, and is immediately eligible to play for the 2020-21 season. 

Virginia Tech is an intriguing option for the forward to allow him to go to a Power 5 program. The Hokies continue to build around second-year coach Mike Young. Based on their roster construction, Mutts could have a significant role.

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