With the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets exploring as many options as possible to replace power forward Robert Carter Jr. , who decided to transfer out of Georgia Tech, it would behoove Brian Gregory to stockpile as many bigs to fill that void as possible.
Gregory was able to snare Demarco Cox when Cox decided to leave Auburn for the Flats and now another opportunity to grab a 6-foot-8 heavyweight has appeared to present itself. According to multiple reports, Maryland power forward Charles Mitchell is looking to bail on the Terps’ program so he can be closer to his family in the Atlanta area.
The 6-foot-8, 260 pound forward said that the reason he is looking to transfer is because of his ailing grandmother. He was quoted in a statement issued by the school as saying:
“Knowing that she raised me and is still a very big part of my life, I decided to move closer to home. It’s important for me to be there for my grandmother and to help support my family. I didn’t want to leave, but I have to put family first.”
You have to respect his family values and reasoning for wanting to be closer to home after seeing the circumstances. Georgia Tech is one of the frontrunners to acquire the services of Mitchell along with Auburn and intrastate rival Georgia.
Mitchell is a wide body that will be another banger down in the paint for Coach Gregory if Tech was to nab him. Last season for Mark Turgeon and the Terps’ Mitchell averaged 6.5 points and 6.3 boards while shooting 51.7% from the floor. However, he was a bricklayer from the charity stripe last season shooting a horrific 32.9%. But when you look at the current state of Georgia Tech’s frontcourt situation, you may have to put up with a few deficiencies to try to make up for the loss of an integral piece like Robert Carter.
Charles Mitchell could file a hardship waiver which would allow him to have two-years of eligibility so he would come out looking nice on that front. When you look at all the angles, this would be a nice grab for the Tech program and a win-win situation for both sides. Hopefully this works out in Tech’s favor and they can get another big man to transfer to the Flats.
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