Brian Gregory announced Tuesday that Demarco Cox, Nick Jacobs, and Charles Mitchell have all signed grant-in-aid papers to attend Georgia Tech so they can continue their college hoop careers in The Flats.
This is huge for the Yellow Jackets hoop program going into this fall. The Jackets are picking up three post players after losing the services of Robert Carter Jr. who transferred to Maryland. These forwards bring a different dynamic to the floor than Carter however and may actually be more of the kind of players that Brian Gregory would like for his style of offense.
Ole Miss transfer Demarco Cox, is a bruising 6-foot-8, 275 pound forward who could also use that bulk to play center this fall for coach Gregory. Cox averaged 4.2 points and 4.9 rebounds and shot 54.3% from the floor for the Rebels last season. He is expected to graduate from Ole Miss this summer so he can enroll at Tech for the fall and be eligible to play ball at the start of the 2014-15 season as a fifth-year graduate transfer.
South Atlanta High School standout, Nick Jacobs, is going to have to sit out and wait for the 2015-16 season before he gets to display his game in front of his friends and family in a Yellow Jackets jersey. Jacobs dropped 8.4 points and 3.8 rebounds on the ledger for the Alabama Crimson Tide last season. In the three seasons he spent at Alabama, Jacobs averaged 7.3 points and 3.4 boards per game.
Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell will request a waiver from the NCAA so he can be eligible to start playing ball for the Jackets this upcoming season. Mitchell, who attended Wheeler High School in Marietta, averaged 6.0 points and 5.8 boards for the Terps in his two season at Maryland. Last season he averaged 6.5 points and a team high 6.3 rebounds for Mark Turgeon.
The Yellow Jackets are going from having one of the shorter benches in the ACC last year, to having one of the deeper teams in the league instantly with the crop of players that have transferred. This has the potential to be a very intriguing season at McCamish Pavilion this fall depending on how quick all this talent can mesh together.
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