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Virginia Tech grants sophomore guard Jalen Hudson release

Princeton Virginia Tech Basketball

Virginia Tech players Jalen Hudson (23) and Justin Bibbs (10) celebrate after winning the Virginia Tech - Princeton NIT opening round NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va. Wednesday March 16 2016. Virginia Tech won the game 86-81. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL STATIONS OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (SALEM TIMES REGISTER; FINCASTLE HERALD; CHRISTIANSBURG NEWS MESSENGER; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL; MANDATORY CREDIT

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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.