New Hampton (N.H.) point guard Travis Jorgenson is headed to the ACC.
The 6-foot, 170-pound point guard pledged to Georgia Tech Monday, choosing Brian Gregory’s club over Boston College and Creighton.
“I just think Georgia Tech is going to have a great future and there’s a chance to build something special,” he told SNY.tv. “They have some really good guys on the team and also great players who just want to win.”
After visiting all three schools, the onetime Missouri commit and Rivals No. 31 point guard in the Class of 2013 decided Georgia Tech was the best situation.
“He liked the opportunity to play early and he really liked the staff,” his AAU coach, L.J. Goolsby, told SNY.tv. “He brings a great feel for the game and the ability to make others around him better.”
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Former Kentucky guard Stacey Poole has chosen his new destination.
“Commit to Georgia Tech,” the 6-foot-5 Poole told SNY.tv by text.
Poole also said he plans to attend Saturday’s Duke-Georgia Tech game at Phillips Arena at noon.
“Gonna go visit for the game [Saturday],” he said. To read more of this story, click here
Brian Gregory picked up a five-star power forward Thursday when Robert Carter picked Georgia Tech over Georgia and Florida.
The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Carter from Snellville (Ga.) Shiloh High School joins a recruiting class that also features North Gwinnett (Ga.) guard Chris Bolden and North Clayton swingman Marcus Hunt.
“Carter is a big man with a huge skill package, arguably the most skilled big man in the class of 2012,” CourtCred.com’s Kerry Willis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Carter can beat you on the block with an array of low-post moves with his nibble feet, or face up out to 20 feet and knock down jumpers. When he’s not scoring, he is a terrific position rebounder and a good passer, which will benefit [Georgia Tech] when teams decide to press them.”
Carter is the Rivals No. 11 power forward in the Class of 2012.
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NEWARK, N.J. -- After taking over at Georgia Tech in March, Brian Gregory inherited a situation he could never have foreseen.
In July, the NCAA put the school on four years of probation, fined it $100,000 and stripped its ACC title game victory from the 2009 football season for violations that also included problems in the basketball program.
Georgia Tech did not lose scholarships and was not ruled ineligible for postseason games in football or basketball, but the basketball team had the number of recruiting days and official visits reduced for the next two seasons. To read more of this story, click here
Georgia Tech transfer Brian Oliver is mulling several Big East schools in the Northeast.
Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. John’s, Syracuse and Georgetown, along with Temple, La Salle and Missouri have expressed interest in the 6-foot-6 sophomore, his mother told SNY.tv.
“He’s finishing summer session 1 right now and is going to take some visits after he gets home,” Zena Oliver said by email. To read more of this story, click here
In response to multiple reports that Georgia Tech has offered Dayton’s Brian Gregory the head coaching job, the school has issued a statement.
Georgia Tech associate AD Wayne Hogan said:
The search for the next men’s basketball coach at Georgia Tech has not concluded and is still ongoing, contrary to a number of published internet reports on Friday. As is our policy, we do not comment on ongoing searches. However, due to these erroneous reports we felt compelled to clarify the status of the search process. To read more of this story, click here
Paul Hewitt turned down a chance to coach St. John’s last season in order to remain at Georgia Tech.
Now, he’s out of a job.
“I am very appreciative of Paul Hewitt’s dedication to Georgia Tech for the last 11 years,” Georgia Tech AD Dan Radakovich said. “Paul is an outstanding person who has made a positive impact on so many of our student-athletes.”
The University will reportedly buy out Hewitt for the $7 million he is owed.
Plus, with coaching vacancies opening up around the country, Hewitt’s name could surface at a place like Providence.
Hewitt, who took over for Bobby Cremins prior to the 2000-01 season, went 190-162 in 11 seasons with the Yellow Jackets. His overall career coaching record was 256-189 in 14 seasons. To read more of this story, click here
You could form a pretty solid mid-90s NBA All-Star team with the names Hardaway, Dumars, Rice and Horford.
It might seem like a scene out of “Hot Tub Time Machine” when players with all of those names take the court this week at the Legends Classic at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, but it’s really happening.
Tim Hardaway Jr. (pictured), Jordan Dumars (Joe’s son) and Jon Horford (Tito’s son) are on the Michigan roster while Glen Rice Jr. suits up for Georgia Tech. To read more of this story, click here
Desmond Hubert, a 6-9 forward from New Egypt, N.J. High, has trimmed his list to five schools.
Hubert is considering Villanova, Princeton, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Maryland, he confirmed by text.
His only official so far will be to Maryland over Halloween weekend. Seton Hall Prep point guard Sterling Gibbs, who has committed to Maryland, will also visit that weekend. To read more of this story, click here
Jabari Brown, the No. 5 shooting guard in the nation out of Oakland, is down to five schools.
The 6-foot-5 Brown is considering Washington, UConn, Arizona State, Georgia Tech and Oregon, he confirmed Saturday by text.
Brown has already visited Washington and is currently on an official to UConn.
He hits Arizona State Tuesday, Oregon Oct. 2 and Georgia Tech Oct. 10.
“I just want to see everywhere,” Brown told the esteemed Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant during his visit. “Every school I could see myself going to, I just have to be able to actually go out there and experience what life would be like.” To read more of this story, click here