MBB Adds Transfer Lynn Kidd

MBB Adds Transfer Lynn Kidd

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami head men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga announced Thursday the signing of Lynn Kidd.

A 6-foot-10, 235-pound center with one year of eligibility remaining, Kidd comes to Miami after spending the past three seasons at Virginia Tech.

In 2023-24, Kidd averaged 13.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in 23.3 minutes per game, while shooting a team-best 66.8 percent from the field. His .668 field goal percentage currently ranks first among ACC players and is 11 percent better than the next player.

“We are extremely happy to have Lynn join us because he is an incredibly gifted offensive scorer around the basket and who I considered the most improved player in the ACC this past season,” head coach Jim Larrañaga said. “He has put in the work to take his game to the next level. His work ethic is unmatched and he will bring maturity and four years of ACC experience to our team.”

Kidd more than doubled his scoring output from 2022-23 (5.0) and became a full-time starter for the Hokies this season, totaling five double-doubles and 24 double-digit outings.

His progress was noted as the Gainesville, Fla., native finished third in voting (12 votes) for the ACC’s Most Improved Player honor.

In his first two seasons at Virginia Tech, Kidd appeared in 44 games, starting five, and averaged 4.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per contest.

The forward transferred to Virginia Tech ahead of the 2021-22 season, after spending the previous year at Clemson, where he appeared in seven games.

Kidd has totaled 1,254 points and 350 rebounds in his career and is a 79.1 percent career free-throw shooter.

The No. 77 overall prospect in 2020, according to ESPN, Kidd was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and ultimately reclassified from the 2021 recruiting class to 2020.