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Cardiac Hill ACC Preview: #13 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech comes in ranked 13th in the Cardiac Hill preseason ACC rankings.

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Coach - Brian Gregory (4 seasons at Georgia Tech, 43-52 record, no postseason appearances)

Arena - McCamish Pavilion (8,600 capacity)

2013-14 Record -  16-17 (6-12 ACC)

Game with Pitt - @ Pitt Saturday January 17 4:00

Top Returning Players (Italics = projected starter)

-- Marcus Georges-Hunt 6'5" JR SF   11.7 PPG   4.3 RPG   2.1  APG

-- Chris Bolden 6'3" JR SG    5.4 PPG  2.4 RPG

-- Quintin Stephens 6'9" SO SF     3.6 PPG   2.1  RPG

-- Corey Heyward 6'1" SO SG  1.0 PPG

-- Travis Jorgenson 6'0" FR PG    4.3 PPG

Impact Newcomers

--Josh Heath 6'2" SO PG  Transfer from USF

-- Robert Sampson 6'8" JR PF Transfer from ECU

-- Charles Mitchell 6'8" JR PF Transfer from Maryland

-- DeMarco Cox 6'8" SR C Transfer from Ole Miss

-- Tadric Jackson 6'2" FR SG  #104 Recruit on Rivals

-- Ben Lammers 6'10" FR C 3-star on Rivals

-- Abdoulaye Gueye 6'9" FR PF 3-star on Rivals

The Scoop - Georiga Tech lost a great deal of talent over the off season with graduation and transfers, and they will have a team that will be relying on younger players and transfers.

Marcus Georges-Hunt is set to be the team's star player, and he is a good one. He is able to impact the game in many ways, and will be one of the best wing players in the ACC. Quintin Stephens will allow the Yellow Jackets to play bigger if they so choose, as he can play three three while Georges-Hunt plays the two.  A number of different guards will be vying for time like Chris Bolden, Corey Heyward, and Chris Jorgenson.Also looking for playing time will be four-star recruit, Tadric Jackson.

The post game will be heavily impacted by transfers like Robert Sampspn, Charles Mitchell, and DeMarco Cox. All three players were productive at their previous school, and should make immediate impacts.

Final Outlook - Georgia Tech has some good players, but a lot of question marks too. The Yellow Jackets are relying a whole lot on some unproven point guards and transfers in the post. Georges-Hunt is a good guard and will do a lot of good things this season, I just do not think he will have much help.
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