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Likely Hokies starter Munson granted release, may transfer

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech point guard
Nigel Munson,
considered the likely starter in 2007-08, has been granted a
conditional release from his scholarship, coach Seth Greenberg said
Wednesday.

Greenberg declined to disclose the conditions of Munson's
release. Munson had expressed an interest in transferring to a
school closer to his Washington, D.C., home because of a personal
issue.

As a freshman last season Munson played in 32 games and averaged
3.0 points and 1.1 assists as a backup to senior starter
Jamon Gordon.

Munson's departure means the Hokies will rely on two freshmen to
play point guard: 5-foot-9 Hank Thorns and 6-3 Malcolm Delaney.