Georgia Tech Basketball Preview 2014-2015

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard Corey Heyward (30) during the second half against the Clemson Tigers at J.C. Littlejohn Coliseum. Tigers won 45-41. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports


I wish there was more to be optimistic about with this year’s edition of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, but I’m struggling to see the path to real, sustained success. The presence of Tadric Jackson is valuable in that he does present some much-needed upside, but this team will be relying heavily on transfers who were mere role players in their previous destinations.

There is real talent here, and with Georges-Hunt around to bridge the gap from “old” to new”, it isn’t a stretch to think that Tech could stay afloat. However, the point guard conundrum is going to plague the Jackets throughout the season, and without a revelatory performance from either Travis Jorgensen or Corey Heyward (something I would contend is unlikely), Georgia Tech may have the worst group of “floor generals” in the ACC.

I can’t see a scenario where Georgia Tech makes a run at the NCAA Tournament, and frankly, a .500 overall record would seem like a win given the current construction of the roster. If that is true, it is exceedingly interesting to see what will happen with Brian Gregory moving forward.