Solomon Poole Dismissed from Georgia Tech Basketball Program


Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

When you have a team that has been decimated by injuries, the last thing you need is to have to tell one of your few healthy players to pack up their locker. Unfortunately, that is exactly what Georgia Tech head basketball coach Brian Gregory had to do with troubled sophomore guard, Solomon Poole.

Georgia Tech announced on Monday that Poole has been granted his release from the program via dismissal. A release from the school cited “conduct and accountability issues.” According to the release, Poole will remain enrolled at Tech and complete his academic requirements for the spring semester.

Even though Poole has seen very little action (he missed the last 7 games with “migraines”) the Yellow Jackets can’t take many more blows to their overall depth. The loss of Poole now reduces the Jackets to only eight scholarship players, with several of them being out with long-term injuries.

Poole played in 14 games this season, starting in only five, and averaged 6.4 points and 2.0 assists. He has not played since Jan. 7 at Duke.

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