Tag:Georgia Tech
Posted on: February 17, 2012 7:16 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2012 7:20 pm

Ga. Tech suspends leading scorer Glen Rice Jr.

By Jeff Borzello

Georgia Tech’s quest to get out of the cellar of the ACC has taken a hit.

Glen Rice Jr., the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, has been suspended indefinitely and will not travel to Virginia Tech this weekend, head coach Brian Gregory announced after practice on Friday.

Rice Jr. was suspended for the first three games of the season for a violation of team rules.

Gregory did not get into specifics about the latest suspension.

Rice Jr., a 6-foot-5 swingman, is averaging 13.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game this season. Georgia Tech has lost 12 of its last 14 games and currently sits at 2-9 in the ACC.

Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:07 pm
Edited on: January 17, 2012 3:36 pm

Tuesday polls: Let's hear who you're taking

By Matt Norlander

We want to know which teams you like this week, and by which sort of margin. Best of all? We're working in concert with Seth Davis and his TV show, so these results will get shared each Wednesday on "Courtside with Seth Davis" on the CBS Sports Network.

This is the third installment of the polls. You can swing by here each Tuesday just after lunchtime to make your clicks. So let's hear it.

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Posted on: January 7, 2012 7:35 pm
Edited on: January 7, 2012 8:10 pm

Kentucky transfer Stacey Poole picks Georgia Tech

By Jeff Borzello

Some people questioned Brian Gregory’s ability to attract high-major talent to Georgia Tech when he took the vacant head coaching job last spring. He continues to prove the doubters wrong, though.

On Friday night, Kentucky transfer Stacey Poole Jr. chose Georgia Tech as his next destination, a source told CBSSports.com.

“Stacey is a done deal,” the source said.

The source went on to say that the Yellow Jackets are still working to get Poole admitted into the school, but it should be official by the middle of next week.

Poole left Kentucky in early November after rumors swirled for weeks about his status for the season. The 6-foot-4 small forward from Florida played only 45 minutes during his freshman campaign with the Wildcats last year. Because he didn’t play in any games this season, Poole hopes to be able to play next season.

Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:35 am

Oregon transfer Jabari Brown looking at pair

By Jeff Goodman

It's looking like a two-horse race for Jabari Brown.

Brown, a talented and highly touted player coming out of high school in California, had some issues in his brief tenure at Oregon and opted to bolt the Ducks after just two games.

The 6-foot-4 Brown visited Missouri this past weekend for the Tigers game against Navy - and sources told CBSSports.com that Georgia Tech, where he is expected to visit this week, is the other school he is seriously considering.

Brown would be a huge addition for either program talent-wise, although there are certainly red flags pertaining to his abrupt departure from Dana Altman's team.

Brown started both games and averaged 25.5 minutes. He struggled and was just 3-of-11 in the two games with 11 turnovers.

But Missouri coach Frank Haith, who has transfers Ernest Ross (Auburn) and Keion Bell (Pepperdine) already sitting out, could use Brown as a replacement for seniors Marcus Denmon and Kim English.

Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory needs to upgrade the talent since taking over the program - and while Brown appears to be a risk, he would certainly do that.
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:29 pm
Edited on: August 4, 2011 10:47 am

ACC Offseason Report

By Jeff Goodman

ACC Offseason Report

Boston College – Joe Jones left to become the head coach at Boston University and Steve Donahue has decided to promote Woody Kampmann and hire Izzi Metz as his new director of basketball operations. The Eagles will play in the 76 Classic in Anaheim and have non-league games against Providence (12-8) at home, UMass (11-21) and Penn State (11-30). Dallas Elmore transferred out of the program while Oregon transfer Matt Humphrey is eligible this season.

Clemson – The Tigers are in the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii (12-22/25) and also have non-league games at Iowa (11-29), at Arizona (12-10) and against South Carolina (12-4). Donte Hill (Old Dominion), Noel Johnson (Auburn) and Cory Stanton (Lipscomb) all transferred out of the program.

Duke – The Blue Devils will go to China and Dubai from Aug. 14-26. Mike Krzyzewski brought back former player Jeff Capel, who was fired as head coach at Oklahoma in the offseason. He moves into the spot of Nate James, who was reassigned. The Blue Devils will play in the Maui Invitational and also have a loaded non-conference slate: vs. Michigan State in the Champions Classic in NYC (11-15), at Ohio State (11-29), vs. Washington in NYC (12-10), at Temple in Philadelphia (1-4), vs. St. John’s (1-28).

Florida State – Andy Enfield got the head job at Florida Gulf Coast and was replaced by Dennis Gates (Nevada). The Seminoles will play in the Battle of Atlantis in the Bahamas on Nov. 23-27 and also go to Florida (12-22) and play at Michigan State (11-30). Jeff Peterson transferred in from Arkansas and will be eligible this season as a graduate student.

Georgia Tech – New coach Brian Gregory brought Billy Schmidt from Dayton, hired Josh Postorino, Chad Dollar and Amir Abdur-Rahim as the director of operations. The Yellow Jackets will play in the Charleston Classic (11-17/20) and will have non-league games against Northwestern (11-29), at Georgia (12-7) and vs. Alabama (1-3). Brian Oliver transferred to Seton Hall and Brandon Reed is eligible this season after transferring from Arkansas State.

Maryland – Mark Turgeon brought Scott Spinelli and Dustin Clark (director of basketball operations) with him from Texas A&M, hired Dalonte Hill (Kansas State) and kept Orlando “Bino” Ranson. The Terps will play in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and also have non-league games vs. Illinois (11-29), against Notre Dame (12-4) in D.C. and against Temple at the Palestra (1-21). Haukur Palsson left the program to play pro ball back home.

Miami – Jim Larranaga brought his staff with him from George Mason: Chris Caputo, Eric Konkol, Michael Huger and he kept Mike Summey as the director of basketball operations. The Hurricanes will play at Purdue (11-29), vs. Rutgers (11-15), at Ole Miss (11-25), vs. Memphis (12-6) and at West Virginia (12-11). Trey McKinney-Jones (UMKC) and Kenneth Kadji (Florida) are both eligible this season after sitting last year.

N.C. State – Mark Gottfried put together the ex-Charlotte staff of Bobby Lutz, Orlando Early and Rob Moxley. He also hired Jeff Dunlap as his director of basketball operations. The Wolfpack will play in the Legends Classic and also will face Indiana (11-30) and Syracuse (12-17) at home, and will play at Stanford (12-4). Ryan Harrow (Kentucky) transferred out while N.C. State added one-year Cal State Bakersfield point guard Alex Johnson, who is eligible this season.

North Carolina – The Tar Heels will play Michigan State on Nov. 11 in San Diego on an aircraft carrier and will also play in the Las Vegas Invitational. Roy Williams’ team also plays Wisconsin at home (11-30) and at Kentucky (12-3) in the non-conference slate. Larry Drew transferred to UCLA.

Virginia – The Cavaliers will play in the Paradise Jam and also have non-league games vs. Michigan (11-29), vs. George Mason (12-6), at Oregon (12-18) and at LSU (1-2 or 1-3). Will Regan (Buffalo) transferred out of the program.

Virginia Tech – Adrian Autry (Syracuse) left and Dennis Wolff left the director of operations spot to become the head women’s coach at Virginia Tech. Robert Ehsan (Maryland) replaced Autry and Jeff Wulbrun takes Wolff’s spot. The Hokies will play in the Preseason NIT and also have non-league contests at Minnesota (11-30), vs. Kansas State (12-3 or 12-4), at Oklahoma State (12-31) and vs. BYU (1-25). Manny Atkins transferred out to Georgia State.

Wake Forest – Walt Corbean has been moved up from director of operations, replacing Mark Pope, who left for BYU. Jeff Nix, a former NBA assistant, takes Corbean’s old spot. The Demon Deacons will play in the Old Spice in Orlando and also have non-conference games at Nebraska (11-30), at Seton Hall (12-10) and vs. Richmond (12-3). Ari Stewart (USC) transferred out of the program and Melvin Tabb was suspended and is leaving as well. 

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Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:34 am
Edited on: August 2, 2011 11:39 am

Georgia Tech's Morris sidelined with broken toe

By Gary Parrish

Georgia Tech announced Tuesday that sophomore Jason Morris will be sidelined for the next six-to-eight weeks after undergoing surgery for a broken big right toe suffered in a pickup game last month.

"The most important thing is to get him healthy now so that when we start workouts in September, he’ll be ready to go," said first-year coach Brian Gregory. "Jason had a great spring and a great summer, and he’ll overcome this challenge."

Morris played in every game and started the final five of his freshman season.

The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 6.0 points and 2.2 rebounds.

He shot 40 percent from 3-point range.
Posted on: July 14, 2011 5:25 pm
Edited on: July 14, 2011 5:40 pm

Paul Hewitt disappointed by NCAA's decision

By Jeff Goodman

Former Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt was not thrilled after learning of the NCAA’s decision to hit the Yellow Jackets basketball program with a major violation on Thursday.

Hewitt, who was fired shortly after the season and recently hired by George Mason, told CBSSports.com that he was disappointed.

``My staff and I have always had a record of compliance with the rules,” Hewitt said. ``And we’re proud of that record.”

While the football program was the one that received the brunt of the damage, having its 2009 ACC title stripped, having to pay a $100,000 fine and also going on probation for four years, the basketball program took a minor hit.

New coach Brian Gregory and his staff will lose two days of recruiting on the road this July and will also be without two official visits in each of the next two years.

It stems from a graduate assistant and an academic advisor being present at an AAU event run by the Atlanta Celtics program in 2009 and 2010 that was held on the Georgia Tech campus for a decade.

Hewitt, who was not named in the report, told CBSSports.com that graduate assistant Donovan Williams was present to help with the event after there had been a water mane break and an altercation with a high school player in the previous couple of years. Hewitt also said the event ran until 1:30 a.m. one year and he felt that Williams would help in case anything went wrong.

The NCAA also deemed it a recruiting advantage for Hewitt, who didn’t land a single player who played in the 2009 or 2010 event – and has had just four players in his 10-year career at Georgia Tech from the Atlanta Celtics program.

Posted on: June 21, 2011 3:32 pm

Five-star big man Robert Carter rises up rankings


By Jeff Borzello

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – In a class filled with high-quality big men, Robert Carter might have a leg up on everyone in one area: post play.

Simply put, Carter might be the best back-to-the-basket scorer in the country.

The 6-foot-7 power forward from Thomasville (Ga.) made it clear at the NBPA Top 100 camp that he wasn’t backing down from anyone.

“I’m trying to prove that I want to be the best guy, not just one of the best big guys,” Carter said. “I want to show people what I can do.”

While smaller than most of the other five-star big men, Carter has a great jump hook and very good fundamentals around the basket. He is strong enough to bull through defenders and finish at the rim, while also possessing the touch to knock down face-up jumpers from the arc. Carter has tremendous hands and knows how to create space and make himself available on the block.

He went against some of the top players in the class, and held his own for much of the week.

“I’m going to go at everyone, go out and battle,” Carter said. “I’m going to show my athleticism, agility, show my footwork, blocking shots, dunking, everything.”

Carter has been on the high-major radar for quite awhile, but really picked up his recruiting of late.

With so many schools in pursuit, Carter is just taking his time with the process.

“I have no list, all the ACC, all the SEC,” he said. “I’m going to cut my list at the end of July.”

He currently holds offers from a number of schools, including Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Virginia Tech. Most of the ACC and SEC schools are on his trail as well.

One school that has been associated with Carter recently is Kentucky. Some reports stated the Wildcats offered the rising senior, but Carter said he hasn’t personally talked to the coaching staff at UK.

“I’ve heard about it, but I can’t confirm that,” he said.

With major schools like North Carolina and Kentucky sniffing around but not offering yet, and so many other schools in the mix, Carter is not ready to name favorites or places he wants to visit.

“No one’s coming at me the hardest,” he said.

Photo: NBA Camp

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