Georgia Tech Rumors & News

  • Josh Pastner: Assistant coaches who golf 'can't work for me'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "New Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner is not much for idle time. As a walk-on at Arizona, he graduated in 2 ½ years without AP credit or summer school, he said. He took 33 credit hours in his fifth semester to complete his degree before going on to earn his master’s by the end of his first semester..." April 15

  • Georgia Tech makes Josh Pastner hire official

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech has made its hire of Memphis coach Josh Pastner official, introducing him to local media Friday afternoon. The hire was reported Friday morning by the AJC." April 09

  • Reports: Georgia Tech nearing deal with Memphis’s Josh Pastner

    SI "Georgia Tech is nearing a deal with Memphis head coach Josh Pastner to fill its head coaching vacancy, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports. CBS Sports’s Gary Parrish reports Pastner is in the process of negotiating a buyout with Memphis. The Yellow Jackets parted ways with Brian Gregory after five..." April 08

  • Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech both targeting Valpo's Bryce Drew

    CBS Sports "Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech have both contacted Valparaiso's Bryce Drew about their coaching vacancies, a source told CBS Sports on Friday. Valparaiso's season ended Thursday night with a loss in the NIT title game. Drew, 41, has been Valpo's coach for each of the past five years. He's won..." April 01

  • Georgia Tech reaches out to Jeff Capel, Jay Larranaga

    ESPN "Georgia Tech has reached out to both Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel and Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga, but remains in the initial stages to replace Brian Gregory, multiple sources told ESPN. Capel has yet to be interviewed by Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski, sources told..." March 29

  • Mark Price not interested in Georgia Tech vacancy

    ESPN "Mark Price, who just completed his first season as coach of the Charlotte 49ers, issued a statement Saturday saying he's not interested in the vacancy at Georgia Tech." March 27

  • Brian Gregory fired as head coach after 5 seasons at Georgia Tech

    ESPN "Georgia Tech has parted ways with head coach Brian Gregory, the school announced Friday. Gregory, 49, replaced Paul Hewitt in 2011, and the Yellow Jackets did not make the NCAA tournament during his tenure. He was 55-71 entering the season and 19-51 in ACC play." March 26

  • San Diego State 72, Georgia Tech 56

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Trey Kell made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points to help San Diego State knock off Georgia Tech 72-56 on Wednesday in San Diego to advance to the NIT Final Four for the second time in school history. Senior forward Winston Shepard added 12 points and sophomore forward..." March 24

  • Georgia Tech 83, South Carolina 66

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Adam Smith made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to help Georgia Tech rout South Carolina 83-66 on Monday in Columbia, S.C., to reach the NIT quarterfinals. Senior guard Marcus Georges-Hunt added 14 points and eight assists and senior forward Charles Mitchell had 12 points..." March 22

  • Georgia Tech 81, Houston 62

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guards Marcus Georges-Hunt and Adam Smith combined for 39 points to lift Georgia Tech to an 81-62 win over Houston in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday in Atlanta. The fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets advance to a second-round matchup at top-seeded South Carolina. Smith scored..." March 17

  • No. 4 Virginia dispatches Georgia Tech in ACC quarters

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Give senior guard Malcolm Brogdon a little help and it makes No. 4 Virginia nearly unstoppable. That's what happened in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals Thursday night, with Brogdon scoring 26 points as the Cavaliers dispatched upstart Georgia Tech 72-52..." March 10

  • Georgia Tech 88, Clemson 85

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Marcus George-Hunt scored 28 points and Georgia Tech made a big second-half comeback before defeating Clemson 88-85 in overtime in the ACC Tournament's second round Wednesday night at the Verizon Center. Clemson guard Gabe DeVoe missed a corner 3 that would have tied the game with two..." March 09

  • Georgia Tech 63, Pittsburgh 59

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Senior guard Adam Smith made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points to lead Georgia Tech to a 63-59 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday. Smith shot 8-for-13 from the field and was 5-for-7 on 3-pointers for the Yellow Jackets (18-13, 8-10 in the ACC). He has 13 3-pointers in two..." March 05

  • No. 11 Louisville stays in ACC title race with narrow win

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- As Louisville guard Damion Lee stepped to the foul line for the biggest free throws of his season Tuesday night, he treated them as he would any other. "I was not nervous," he said. Lee canned both ends of a one-and-one with 10.7 seconds left, Georgia Tech guard Adam..." March 01

  • Georgia Tech 76, Boston College 71

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Marcus Georges-Hunt hit all seven of his shots and scored 23 points and Georgia Tech won its fourth straight and handed Boston College its 16th straight loss, downing the Eagles with a 76-71 ACC road win on Saturday. The win was the fifth in the last six games for the Yellow Jackets..." February 27

  • Georgia Tech 75, Clemson 73

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Marcus Georges-Hunt made a pair of free throws with three seconds left to help Georgia Tech complete a 75-73, come-from-behind win over Clemson on Tuesday in Atlanta. The senior scored 25 points, shooting 8-for-10 from the field and 8-for-9 from the line, as the Yellow Jackets (16-12,..." February 23

  • Georges-Hunt's dramatic shot lifts Yellow Jackets past No. 19 Fighting Irish

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Marcus Georges-Hunt has had plenty of opportunities to take the deciding shot in his four seasons at Georgia Tech. He got another chance on Saturday and made the most of it. The senior guard hit a runner with one second left to give Georgia Tech a 63-62 win over No. 19 Notre Dame..." February 20

  • Georgia Tech 86, Florida State 80

    The Sports Xchange "Georgia Tech snapped a 10-game losing streak against Florida State on Wednesday night with an 86-80 upset win at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Fla. It was the Yellow Jackets' first win against the Seminoles since 2007. Georgia Tech led by as many as 17 points in the..." February 18

  • Clemson 66, Georgia Tech 52

    The Sports Xchange "GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Junior forward Jaron Blossomgame scored 17 points to pass the 1,000-point mark for his career as Clemson held off Georgia Tech 66-52 on Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The Tigers (15-10, 8-5 in the ACC) improved to 12-3 this..." February 13

  • Former Georgia Tech guard headed to Tennessee State

    College Basketball Talk "Tennessee State has made an addition to its roster for the 2016-17 season, as former Georgia Tech guard Chris Bolden will play for head coach Dana Ford as a graduate student. News of Bolden’s eventual transfer was first reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. Bolden was handed a six-game..." October 19

  • Josh Okogie commits to Georgia Tech

    Scout "2016 guard Josh Okogie verbally committed to Georgia Tech on Tuesday, he announced on his Twitter page. Okgoie, a standout at Snellville (Ga.) Shiloh, picked the Yellow Jackets over strong interest from Kansas State and Tennessee. Brian Gregory and his staff now have a trio of commitments in..." October 14

  • Four-star PF Romello White commits to Georgia Tech

    Scout "2016 power forward Romello White verbally committed to Georgia Tech on Saturday, he tells Scout. "First off it's home and then they are in the ACC, so that's big," White told Scout. "I have a good opportunity to go there and start and get exposure," White siad. "I felt like I should stay..." September 21

  • Georgia Tech pick up Commit No. 1 Christian Matthews

    From the Rumble Seat "Georgia Tech picked up their first basketball commitment for the 2016 cycle in the form of 6-foot-6 small forward Christian Matthews, according to Dan McDonald of Rivals. He is not currently rated by Rivals or 247Sports, but does have offers from Virginia Commonwealth and NC State, while also..." August 24

  • James White joins Georgia Tech as graduate transfer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech has completed its roster with a second home-grown graduate transfer. Arkansas-Little Rock forward James White informed coach Brian Gregory Thursday that he will enroll at Tech following his graduation in August. White picked Tech over Georgia, Alabama and Boston College. “It..." May 21

  • Georgia Tech signs Virginia Tech graduate transfer guard

    College Basketball Talk "Georgia Tech picked up a solid shooting option on Tuesday as the school announced the signing of Virginia Tech graduate transfer Adam Smith. The 6-foot-1 Smith was the ACC’s leading 3-point shooter last season at 42.4 percent and also led the Hokies in scoring at 13.4 points a contest. Smith..." May 13

  • Report: Virginia Tech transfer Adam Smith chooses Georgia Tech

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Virginia Tech transfer Adam Smith has reportedly decided where to play his final year of college hoops. According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Smith will transfer within the ACC and trade in his Hokies jersey for one from Georgia Tech. " April 27

  • Georgia Tech suspendeds junior guard indefinitely

    College Basketball Talk "Chris Bolden did not play for Georgia Tech in the Ramblin’ Wreck’s 63-52 win over Clemson on Monday night, and in the press conference after the game, head coach Brian Gregory addressed it. “He has been suspended for not adhering to the standards of our program,” Gregory said. “We have high..." February 17

  • ACC cuts ties with ref Karl Hess

    ESPN "Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game. Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that his comment made to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was made in jest. Shah,..." January 10

  • Georgia Tech guard Poole transfers to Florida Atlantic

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Georgia Tech guard Solomon Poole has transferred to Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Fla. He will sit out the 2014-15 season and be eligible to play in 2015-16. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. After graduating from high school early, Poole came to Tech in Dec. 2012 as a..." September 29

  • Source: Mitchell cleared to play for Georgia Tech

    ESPN "Charles Mitchell isn't leaving the ACC after departing Maryland following the season. Mitchell was granted immediate eligibility Friday to play this season at Georgia Tech, a source with direct knowledge said. The 6-foot-8 Mitchell, a native of Marietta, Georgia, was granted the waiver to be..." September 23

  • Georgia Tech uses LeBron James in sales pitch to nation’s No. 2 basketball prospect

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Both Georgia Tech and UGA had in-home visits with Jaylen Brown, the nation’s No. 2 college basketball prospect, within the last few days. And Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory had a creative recruiting pitch that related to the world’s best basketball player, LeBron James. “Coach Gregory..." September 18

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Kevin Ware cleared to play immediately at Georgia State

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "It took a mere four words for Kevin Ware to express his excitement at not having to wait another year to continue his comeback from his gruesome broken leg 15 months ago. "Turrrrrnnnn upppppppp let's go!!!!!!!!" the former Louisville guard tweeted. Ware, who transferred to Georgia State in..." June 19

  • Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell headed to Georgia Tech

    CBS Sports "Georgia Tech lost sophomore big man Robert Carter to Maryland via transfer last week. In an interesting turn of events, the Yellow Jackets are now adding Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell, sources told CBSSports.com. Mitchell left the Terrapins last month to play closer to home. The Atlanta..." June 13

  • Georgia Tech receives Alabama basketball transfer Nick Jacobs

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "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..." June 06

  • Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter Jr. commits to the Terps

    Washington Post "On the heels of a tumultuous several months filled with roster attrition, the Maryland men’s basketball team secured a commitment Friday morning from Georgia Tech transfer forward Robert Carter Jr., an individual with knowledge of the situation said. Carter will sit out a season per NCAA..." June 06

  • Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell considering Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech

    College Basketball Talk "Charles Mitchell became the latest departure from the Maryland program when he announced his transfer last week. The sophomore forward was looking to return closer to his home in Atlanta to be with his grandmother. “I loved playing for Coach [Mark Turgeron]. He is a great man and a great coach...." May 29

  • Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter receiving high-major interest

    College Basketball Talk "When 6-foot-8 power forward Robert Carter made the decision last month to leave Georgia Tech after two seasons, he became one of the most sought-after transfers on the market. Carter averaged 11.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game last season for the Yellow Jackets, and the rebounding figure would..." May 26

  • Sophomore forward Robert Carter to leave Georgia Tech

    College Basketball Talk "In 23 games last season Georgia Tech sophomore forward Robert Carter Jr. posted averages of 11.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, missing ten contests due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. Given the production while he was on the floor, Carter was expected to be a key player for Brian..." May 13

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • Clemson 69, Georgia Tech 65

    ProSportsDaily "K.J. McDaniels scored 18 points and the Tigers rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half, winning in overtime in the second round of the ACC tournament in Atlanta. Sixth-seeded Clemson (20-11) got 12 points from Damarcus Harrison and 10 points from Rod Hall to advance to Friday’s..." March 14

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn

    CBS Sports "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Boston College falls to Georgia Tech in OT at ACC tourney

    Boston Herald "The Boston College basketball team has perfected the art of getting close. It’s finishing the job that has proven troublesome. This time the Eagles battled back from a 13-point deficit late in regulation to force overtime against Georgia Tech in the opening round of the ACC tournament. They..." March 13

  • Georgia Tech 73, Boston College 70

    ProSportsDaily "Robert Carter Jr. scored 20 points with 13 rebounds and the Yellow Jackets survived blowing a 12-point lead with five minutes left in regulation to advance out of the opening round of the ACC tournament in Atlanta. Marcus Georges-Hunt added 18 points for No. 11 seed Georgia Tech (16-16), which..." March 13

  • Bobinski amused by bubble-team analysis

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "As conference tournaments begin play, one staple of TV broadcasts will be analysts projecting bubble teams into the NCAA tournament based on an early-round win over a ranked team or a deep tournament run. Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski, who served five years on the NCAA Division I..." March 12

  • Georgia Tech 62, Virginia Tech 51

    ProSportsDaily "Daniel Miller scored 14 points with nine rebounds and Trae Golden finished with 14 points and eight assists, lifting the host Yellow Jackets in their regular-season finale. Miller, a senior playing his final home game, finished 6-for-7 from the field for Georgia Tech (15-16, 6-12 ACC), which..." March 09

  • Georgia Tech wins stunner over No. 7 Syracuse

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A season that has been rife with disappointment, injuries, self-inflicted wounds reached an undeniable and unbelievable zenith Tuesday night. Georgia Tech, losers of its past four games and owners of a No. 172 RPI ranking between noted powers Wofford and Oral Roberts, scored the biggest victory..." March 05

  • Florida St. 81, Georgia Tech 71

    ProSportsDaily "Okaro White scored a team-high 18 points as the host Seminoles notched consecutive wins for the first time in more than six weeks by turning away the Yellow Jackets. Devon Bookert added 16 points on 4-of-4 shooting from 3-point range and 4-of-4 from the free throw line for Florida State (17-11,..." March 02

  • Notre Dame 65, Georgia Tech 62

    ProSportsDaily "Garrick Sherman scored 21 points to help the host Fighting Irish snap a two-game slide. Eric Atkins tallied 17 points and Pat Connaughton added nine points and eight rebounds for Notre Dame (15-14, 6-10 ACC), which tied a season low with five turnovers. Tom Knight had eight rebounds and a pair..." February 27

  • Gregory returns (close to) home

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In advance of Georgia Tech’s game at Notre Dame (7 p.m., ESPN2). The Yellow Jackets’ first game at Notre Dame as ACC members carries a little extra meaning for coach Brian Gregory. Gregory grew up in Mount Prospect, Ill., outside of Chicago, which is not far from South Bend, Ind. Gregory..." February 26

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