The offseason for Georgia Tech Basketball has been very fruitful. Brian Gregory was able to harvest a solid crop of talent through players transferring to come play in The Flats and one of those players just got some good news from the NCAA .
Sophomore transfer, Josh Heath, was granted immediate eligibility from the NCAA and will be able to play this fall at the start of the 2014-15 season. The 6-foot-2 , 166 pound point guard played 17 games for the South Florida Bulls last year and dropped 2.6 points and 3.6 assists last season for his father, coach Stan Heath. After Stan Heath received a pink slip from South Florida, Josh felt that it was only right to transfer out of the school that canned his Dad.
South Florida’s loss is surely going to be Georgia Tech’s gain. Anyone that remembers the trials and tribulations of the 2013-14, injury plagued season that the Yellow Jackets had, remembers that the point guard position went through more attrition than any other spot on the floor. Travis Jorgensen was out for the season after shredding his knee in only the fourth game of the season and Trae Golden suffered a groin injury that hampered him in the middle of the ACC calendar. That left the bulk of the point guard duties on Corey Heyward for a pretty good stretch, and even Ron Wamer got some playing time until Golden got back on the floor.
The lack of point guard depth should not be an issue this season though. Travis Jorgensen should be in pretty good shape coming off of his injury and Corey Heyward is still in the fold as a backup. Brian Gregory was also able to recuit highly touted combo guard Tadric Jackson, who has been rumored to be in the mix to actually start at the point this fall. With Josh Heath being eligible now, that gives Brian Gregory a proper group to work with at the point guard spot and also there should be a lot of competition for the position between these four players.
What a difference a year makes. One second you do not have enough players stocked at a position, and then a year later Tech’s “cup runneth over”. Brian Gregory has to be very thankful to the basketball gods for bringing him a solid group of point guards to run with this fall. It is just a matter of which one of these players is going to stand out and take the reigns this fall for the Jackets.
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