Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech lands Alabama transfer Nick Jacobs


Brian Gregory has to be truly excited about the stockpile of 6-foot-8 power forwards who are transferring to the Flats.  After grabbing 6-foot8, 275 pound power forward Demarco Cox from Auburn a few weeks back, another SEC defector is coming to Georgia Tech by way of the state of Alabama.

The Yellow Jackets will be receiving the services of 6-foot-8, 245 pound forward, Nick Jacobs, who will be leaving the Alabama Crimson Tide to play at McCamish Pavilion this fall. Jacobs, as a junior, averaged 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds for Anthony Grant in Tuscaloosa last season. He will have to sit out the 2014-15 season in order to be able to play his senior season in 2015-16.  However, in his case, he needs the time off to reflect and refocus .

Jacobs had to take an indefinite leave of absence from the team in mid-February after Jacobs and the Crimson Tide took a loss to South Carolina. It was said that the leave of absence was a mutual thing between Coach Grant and Jacobs since he was having a hard time taking care of his responsibilities in the classroom.

Tech fans have to be excited with the influx of new talent that has decided to transfer to The Flats in the last few months. Besides Nick Jacobs and Demarco Cox coming to play for Brian Gregory’s squad, point guard Josh Heath will be coming to Tech after bailing on South Florida.

When you throw in the recruiting circuit which reeled in 6-foot-10 centers Ben Lammers and Abdoulaye Gueye, Coach Gregory is going to have a pretty solid rotation of “big” to have to throw their bodies around the paint for next few seasons. Don’t forget, the Yellow Jackets grabbed former SEC standout center turned assistant coach Mamadou Ndiaye in the offseason as well. With all these bigs on the roster he is going to have plenty of pupils to pass his helpful tips on to.

An offseason that looked kind of dire after Robert Carter Jr. transferred out of Tech to play at Maryland has actually turned out to be pretty bountiful in The Flats. Hopefully, the influx of talent can turn into something special for Brian Gregory in the next couple of seasons to match the excitement of all this new talent coming to Georgia Tech.

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