Mutts declares for draft. Maintains year of eligibility (update: he's BAK)

[mod edit: updated title to reflect report that Mutts is returning to school]

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See, someone should have asked him who he thought would be next year's starting 5 and we would have known this was coming. Go get em Justyn! Dude should get a shot somewhere, NBA had moved toward a more open style of play that benefits his game.

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

Best of luck to the young man!

Dang I thought for sure he'd used up all his eligibility by now. Hope he lands somewhere!

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

FYI, June 1st is the date players have to withdraw from the Draft and still maintain college eligibility

If both he and Aluma, wait that long before announcing if they are coming back, that could greatly affect our chances at transfers. Or if you take some and they come back, might have to have those tough and awkward "the numbers always work out" convos with some people elsewhere on the roster.

Definitely reminds me of Draymond Green. He's a great passer for his size, has to be respected shooting outside, can guard multiple positions, and loves the game. I certainly think that while he won't be a star; there is a role for him in the NBA.

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Go get paid Justyn!

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

I'm thinking this puts the odds at at least 50/50 that he's on the roster for VT next year. I don't follow the NBA too closely, but it seems they prefer younger, blue-chip guys even if they're a little raw, so I'm not sure what the market would be for a guy like Mutts. Would be happy to be wrong, but that's just my uneducated take.

I guess the other side of this is would he want to do another year of college if the draft feedback he gets isn't great? I think this would be his 6th year, he's got multiple masters degrees. It could just be time for a change.

For his sake I hope he's in line to get drafted. Go get that bag, Mutts!

For purely selfish reasons, I hope he's just on the outside looking in so we can run it back with him next year.

This is my school
This is home

Jeez I hope he comes back. But if he doesn't then dang man go get it.

I hope it works out well for him and that he gets some solid advice and feedback. Unfortunately I don't see him getting drafted currently...he has flashes of greatness in some games but completely disappears in others. If he can come back for one more year and get around 15 ppg and develop a consistent outside shot (something he will need in the NBA at his size), then I think he's got a good chance.

I think if he can improve his dribble (make him walk around campus dribbling the ball) and a little bit better outside shooting he would definitely be a potential in the NBA. Right now, I can't see him sticking with a squad long term.

Any update on mutts? Todays the last day to declare right?

I've seen a bunch of stuff on the nit twit feed about possibly returning but nothing official yet.

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From the 30th.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

We'll hear today. Decision whether to stay in the draft or not has to come by 11:59p

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In a now deleted tweet, Mutts retweeted Rothstein with the text "You're a weirdo"

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

I wonder if he replied to the wrong person lol

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Could be that he wanted to break the news himself

Yeah pretty confident this wasn't Rothestein's news to break.

(add if applicable) /s

Yeah, but also, Mutts' agent, Daniel Green, probably shouldn't be telling anyone if Mutts wanted to be the one to break the news

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Mutts isn't wrong

HES BACK

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I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

Yes! Another year of this meme.

May this gif live on for eternity in the halls of TKP

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

We need a gif/meme hall of fame tab in the banner at the top.

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FAM

Can we get a new thread or a Mod Edit of this thread title??

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

I like this better than the teabagging Paulus theft of Duke souls.

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

No, they both have their place (equally) in VT history against Tobacco Road.

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Yay

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

MUTTS!!!!

Updog for life!

Calling Dr Mutts

Is the nickname "Dr. Dunk" taken?

Let's go!

Hokies!

Mutts returning is huge, he is our best leader!!

1-0 every week

Might be my favorite Hokie BBall player of all time because of his awesome personality. Glad he's returning.

Awesome news!

N'guessan also posted a similar "Decision coming soon" tweet. I don't believe he has announced his destination yet so I am hopeful he returns to VT as well.

If anything, this reduces the likelihood that he'll return IMO

There was significant belief that we would get one or the other back, not both. DNG's decision to enter the portal was playing time related and with Mutts coming back, that cuts into that.

This really changes the outlook for the season, in a good way.

Best guess is that we'll start Pedulla-Maddox-Cattoor-Mutts-Basile with the top contributors off the bench being Rice at guard, Camden on the wing, and whoever is best out of Poteat/Kidd/Wessler as the backup big.

TIME TO GET ANOTHER ACC BANNER. LET'S GOOOOO

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Mutts vs Bacot will be fun to watch

Updog for life!

Got that Natty on lock now

Lets do it again

This is my school
This is home

Awesome news! Dude is going for his doctorate!

Dr. Mutts in the house!

Dr. Butts for Mutts

One More!

Great to see him back!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. 🎣

Hot dam this guy's gonna have so many degrees hes gonna need bigger walls in his house to display em all!

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Justyn Mutts, Ph.D*

*Phucks Duke

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