Georgia Tech Basketball: A Look at the Recruiting Class
Brian Gregory just put the finishing touches on a very strong three-man recruiting class, with all three players coming from the state of Georgia. The other thing that all three players have in common is the ability to come in next year and make an impact for the Yellow Jackets.
This article takes a look at each of the Jackets signees, as the class appears to be finished at this point. There is the possibility of adding another recruit, but there aren't plans to do so at this point unless New York big man Chris Obekpa decides he wants to play at Tech.
Carter should have a very good college career.
The five-star big man from Shiloh High School has a good chance to be named a McDonald's All-American come March. A nice addition to the class a week ago, he gives new coach Brian Gregory his first signature recruit at Tech.
At 6'8" 250 pounds, Carter is built to play in the ACC right now and has the game to do so. Carter is a true big man who plays in the paint. He's a very strong kid with good agility and can really score from the low blocks. His rebounding and passing skills are also good.
With his size, strength and agility, Carter has the ability to actually be a better college player than Derrick Favors. Since Carter would be slightly under-sized for the NBA, he is a player that seems likely to spend at least two seasons in Atlanta—something that is good news to Tech fans used to being burned by one-and-done McDonald's All-Americans.
Marcus Hunt will help Brian Gregory win.
A four-star wing from Riverdale, Georgia, Marcus Hunt is a skilled athlete who knows how to win. His commitment offers from Louisville and West Virginia were the first big win for coach Brian Gregory, beating out top Big East schools for a Top 100 recruit from Georgia.
At 6'6", Hunt has excellent size for a college wing and at 215 pounds he has enough size to play a game based on toughness. Hunt is a winner and will do whatever he can to help his team out. He's known for attacking the basket with strong drives on offense, but can shoot it from deep when needed.
Hunt gives Tech an attacking wing with a great set of intangibles. Whether he ends up being a big time scorer or not, Hunt will give Gregory a tough kid who always gives it 100 percent of his effort.
Chris Bolden was Tech's first recruit in this class.
A 6'3" shooting guard from Norcross, Georgia, Chris Bolden was Brian Gregory's first recruit after being hired by Georgia Tech. Bolden had originally been committed to Miami before a coaching change made him open up his recruitment.
Bolden is known by recruiters as a talented shooter who can really hit his shot from deep, although he has started to work on scoring in other ways over the last year to become less predictable. According to scouting reports, Bolden has shown progress at attacking the rim over the past year. He also offers solid defense, which is key to Gregory's coaching philosophy.
Bolden is the kind of player who will immediately help the Jackets, whether as a starter or more likely as a role player off the bench counted on to provide outside shooting. Bolden seems to be an underrated recruit who can make some big plays over the next four years.