Amoore and Strack choose Kentucky


ROANOKE, Va. – It's no real surprise that two former Virginia Tech women's basketball players decided on their next school to continue their respective careers on Thursday night. Just 9 days after Kenny Brooks accepted the head coaching job at the University of Kentucky, Georgia Amoore and Clara Strack have decided to follow him to the Bluegrass State.

Both Amoore and Strack announced their respective decisions via social media.

Amoore, who scored a career-high 18 points per game and 6 assists, was a big cog in Virginia Tech's wheel of success. During her time in Blacksburg, she collected numerous professional awards. Amoore ranks third in the Hokies program in games started and third in career points. Just last season, Amoore became the all-time leader in assists (656). Her 39 points against rival Virginia set a program record for points in an ACC game.

Freshman Clara Strack appeared in 33 games for the Hokies, seeing an increased workload following the season-ending injury to All-American center Elizabeth Kitley. She averaged 4.5 points and 4.1 rebounds this season, shot 56% from the floor and collected 39 blocks defensively. Strack made her first career start in the NCAA Tournament against Marshall and had a sensational game going 7-for-7 from the field and scoring 17 points. Against Baylor in the second round, she posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, the first of her career.

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