NCAA Clears Former Vols G Trae Golden to Play for Georgia Tech


Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

As reported earlier this week  by ESPN and multiple media reports, the NCAA gave University of Tennessee transfer Trae Golden the okay to suit up for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this season. It’s almost becoming a normal occurrence for the NCAA to give the okay on transferred students without any sort of penalty.

The senior guard Golden will be a solid upgrade to a Georgia Tech basketball team who is still trying to regain national recognition like they had when the likes of now two-time NBA Champion Chris Bosh or current NBA standout Derrick Favors were starting for the team. The Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team have been fairly bland since the  years of Bosh, and haven’t really made any impact at all with several seasons finishing under .500, and not really fielding any players who could stand out and gain recognition on a national or conference stage.

Golden will be entering his senior season, having played the other seasons of his eligibility for Cunzo Martin’s Volunteers. Golden made the move back to Georgia and the Atlanta area to be closer to his father who is said to be battling a couple of different health problems.

The addition of Trae Golden should make head coach Brian Gregory and all of the coaches along with fellow teammates and even fans of Georgia Tech very happy and content with the future of the program.

Golden averaged 12.1 points with 3.9 assists per game last season playing for the Vols.