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Notes: A significant honor for Cremins

  • 4:11 pm Saturday, July 19th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Three notes a little late in coming, but each worth a read, I think.

1. Georgia Tech coaching great Bobby Cremins was named the Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men’s College Basketball. He was given the award by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Past recipients include Dean Smith, Red Auerbach, John Wooden and Phog Allen, among a slew of other legends of the game.

Cremins coached at Tech for 19 seasons, leading the Yellow Jackets to the 1990 Final Four and three ACC tournament titles. He was also named ACC coach of the year three times and was an assistant coach for the U.S. [More]

Manget, Butler among newest Tech hall inductees

  • 4:13 pm Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech’s newest hall of fame class includes six of the most decorated athletes to wear the school’s uniforms. They include football players James Butler and Luke Manget, both two-time first-team All-ACC choices, and all-time men’s basketball shot blocker Alvin Jones. The class was released Thursday.

The other three NCAA track champion Michael Johnson, former ACC volleyball player of the year Lynnette Moster and two-time first-team All-ACC catcher Bryan Prince. All competed for Tech between 1997 and 2004.

Butler still holds the school record for most tackles in a season by a defensive back, 119 (in the 2003 season). He later won [More]

11 Tech-related things to know about ACC’s newest member (Louisville)

  • 9:55 am Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Louisville is officially an ACC member today, occupying the spot Maryland left to join the Big Ten.

Aside from bringing a football team that played in the 2013 Sugar Bowl and has averaged nine wins in the past four seasons, a basketball team that has made two Final Four trips in the past three years (winning the title in 2013 in Atlanta) and a baseball team that made the College World Series in 2013, the school will bring in plenty of television sets.

The conference will retain its status as the conference with the most television households (44.4 million) and population (107.4 [More]

Miller to play for Wizards’ summer-league team

  • 7:51 am Monday, June 30th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

After going undrafted last Thursday, former Georgia Tech center Daniel Miller has agreed to play on the Washington Wizards’ summer-league team, according to a tweet from Yahoo Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski.

It doesn’t guarantee Miller anything beyond the minimum five games that the summer-league team will play beginning July 12. But, obviously, he’ll have a chance to earn a spot in their preseason camp and play in front of the rest of the NBA. Miller’s cause will be helped by the fact that Washington did not have a first-round pick and traded away their second-round pick for cash.

Miller will likely play [More]

Daniel Miller unlikely to be drafted, but should get NBA chance

  • 8:08 pm Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Former Georgia Tech center Daniel Miller most likely won’t hear his name called Thursday night at the NBA draft. The All-ACC player will almost certainly will eventually get the opportunity to earn a spot in the league, however.

Miller is not ranked in the top 100 draft prospects on draftexpress.com, not a promising indicator in the draft, which goes two rounds and 60 players. He does make the site’s list of top 100 seniors, ranking No. 74.

There has been interest. Several scouts watched him play this past season, when he averaged 10.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per [More]

Maryland transfer Mitchell visiting Tech

  • 10:39 am Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

The re-shaping of the Georgia Tech basketball roster may take another step. Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell was in for an official visit to Tech Tuesday and Wednesday. This past season, the 6-foot8, 260-pound forward played in all 32 games for the Terrapins, starting 10, and averaged 6.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per game. He shot 51.7 percent from the field.

Mitchell, a Wheeler High grad, left Maryland to be closer to his ailing grandmother, which likely would make him eligible to receive a hardship waiver from the NCAA that would enable him to play immediately and have two [More]

Price reportedly up for Cleveland job

  • 7:25 am Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech legend Mark Price is scheduled to interview with the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday for their head coaching opening, according to multiple reports.

Price was an assistant coach last year with the Charlotte Bobcats and has previously worked as a shooting coach with the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors. Price interviewed for Tech’s job after the 2010-11 season, following Paul Hewitt’s firing, that ultimately went to Brian Gregory.

Price is popular in Cleveland. He played there for the first nine of his 12 seasons and was a four-time All-Star. His No. 25 jersey was retired after his retirement [More]

Tech receives Alabama basketball transfer Jacobs

  • 3:14 pm Friday, June 6th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

The Georgia Tech basketball team has landed its third transfer of the offseason. Friday, it was former Alabama forward Nick Jacobs. At Alabama, the 6-foot-8 Jacobs averaged 8.4 points and 3.5 rebounds this past season before taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team in mid-February.

Over his career, he averaged 7.3 points on .526 field-goal percentage with 3.8 rebounds.

Jacobs, a South Atlanta High grad who played with former Tech standout Derrick Favors, said that being able to play home games close to home was a big factor. He also said that Tech’s offense, which places a high value on [More]

Report: Carter could commit to St. John’s

  • 9:10 am Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Former Georgia Tech forward Robert Carter has apparently enjoyed  his visit to St. John’s. It’s reportedly possible that he could commit by the end of his visit Tuesday.

“We might like it to a point that we don’t have to go anywhere else,” Winfred Jordan, Carter’s AAU coach, told SNY.tv Monday.

Jordan said that Maryland, South Carolina, Texas and Baylor are also options, although no visits have been scheduled.

“He loves St. John’s,” Jordan said of Carter. “Who wouldn’t love St. John’s? You get to play at Madison Square Garden. It’s one of the best colleges in the history of college basketball.”

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Examining Robert Carter’s transfer decision

  • 3:58 pm Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Former Georgia Tech forward Robert Carter said he wanted to transfer to put himself “in a better position” to achieve his goals, namely playing in the NCAA tournament and getting himself ready for the NBA. Is that possible? Let’s look at both.

Going to the tournament

Making the tournament – clearly, there are any number of schools Carter could transfer to where his chances of playing in the NCAA would increase. Tech not only finished 16-17 but lost key players in Daniel Miller, Kammeon Holsey and Trae Golden. Had Jason Morris been healthy this season, you could have included him, as [More]