Jan 28, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; South Florida Bulls guard Josh Heath (10) drives to the basket as Southern Methodist Mustangs guard Nic Moore (11) defends during the first half at USF Sun Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Former South Florida PG Josh Heath transferring to Georgia Tech

Coach Brian Gregory and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets got an unexpected surprise when USF point guard Josh Heath announced that he would be transferring to Georgia Tech according to a report from Tampa Tribune writer, Joey Johnston.

Heath, whose father Stan was fired as the head coach at USF following the end of the season, decided in March he was going to transfer and has apparently made his decision on the school now.

The 6-foot-2 freshman was expected to redshirt this season but saw a lot more court time than expected because starting point guard Anthony Collins spent a lot of time out of the lineup with health issues. Heath saw playing time in 17 games, averaging 20 minutes, and totaled 2.6 points and 3.6 assists per game

Normally Heath would be required to sit out a season following a transfer, but Gregory could invoke a precedent that was set when guard Trey Zeigler transferred to Pitt in 2012 following the firing of his father at Central Michigan. Because of the extenuating circumstances, Zeigler received a waiver to play immediately.

This will be a welcome addition to the Jackets depth at point guard, which was paper thin last season, and will need some new players to rotate with Travis Jorgenson and Corey Heyward, with the graduation of Trae Golden, who also was a transfer during the 2013-14 season.

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