Julian Royal could be a future star for the Jackets.
Julian Royal originally signed with Georgia Tech when Paul Hewitt was the coach. After a visit from new coach Brian Gregory the day after he was hired, the Top 75 recruit decided to remain with the Yellow Jackets.
Due to the lack of depth in the frontcourt, the power forward could potentially carve out a major role immediately.
Royal is a skilled 6'8" power forward with a nice combination of length and athleticism. That helps him to make an impact on the boards, especially on the defensive end.
His offensive game is a bit behind right now in part because he is still skinny, but he does have some post game already—which is more than some other players at this stage of their career.
Royal will come in with the opportunity to start next to Daniel Miller if he can beat out Kammeon Holsey. If he can't beat out Holsey for the starting spot, he's likely to be the first player off the bench in the frontcourt ahead of the Jackets' other option, Nate Hicks.
Royal should play a big role and will produce this year, but his best basketball is still a year or two away.