Is Paul Hewitt's Epic Fail in Recruiting Linked To an Unhappy Fanbase?

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Is Paul Hewitt's Epic Fail in Recruiting Linked To an Unhappy Fanbase?
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Just when you didn't think it could get much worse for Georgia Tech basketball in 2010-11, this happens .

Missing out on another big man recruit and the possible departure of early graduate Brad Sheehan leaves the Yellow Jackets woefully thin in the post. Tech would start the season with just two scholarship players over 6'7" , neither of whom played last season.

It was not like Hewitt did not try to get some big men to come to Tech next year, he just missed out on all of them. First it was Will Yeguette going to Florida, then Marcus Thornton to Georgia, and now John Knox to North Carolina. To add insult, another prospect picked Fairfield over Georgia Tech.

You would think a guy who will have a frontcourt player picked in the top-five of the NBA draft and another likely in the late first round would not have this much trouble landing another big man.

Is this a sign of things to come?

Are top recruits avoiding Hewitt because of the controversy and fan unrest surrounding his recent years in Atlanta?

Unless Hewitt can get much, much, much improved guard play, Georgia Tech will be in for a rough season next year. That may force athletic director Dan Radakovich's hand from an already split fan base.

This article is also featured on The ACC & SEC Blog.

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