Alabama Transfer Nick Jacobs to Georgia Tech

Alabama transfer Nick Jacobs is headed to Georgia Tech, he told SNY.tv.

“I just decided to choose Georgia Tech over Miami,” he said by text.

“I chose Georgia Tech because of the great coaching staff and I believe that I fit into their style of play. It’s also close to home where I have lots of family support. More importantly, it is a great opportunity to receive a degree at Georgia Tech and be able to make right away as a player.”

The 6-foot-8 South Atlanta native averaged 8.4 points and 3.5 rebounds last season with the Crimson Tide before taking an indefinite leave of absence Feb. 19. He will have one year of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season.

Georgia Tech is also in the mix for Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell, who takes an official visit next week. Mitchell is also considering Georgia.

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Jorgenson to Georgia Tech

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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Stacey Poole to Georgia Tech

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

Robert Carter to Georgia Tech

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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New Georgia Tech Coach Has Two-Year Rebuilding Plan

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 Oliver Mulling Big East

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

Reports: Georgia Tech Offers Gregory; Williams Anticipates Marquette Extension

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