If you follow Georgia Tech Basketball closely, this is not really a shock to the system.
Jaylen Brown, who is nationally known as the No.2 basketball recruit in all the land, has narrowed his list of schools down to five teams and Georgia Tech is not on the list of five.
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According to scouts.com, the Marietta, GA basketball sensation narrowed his list from eight schools to five eliminating Georgia Tech, Georgia, and UCLA.
The five schools that are still in the running now are Michigan, Kansas, Kentucky, California, and North Carolina.
Missing out on the 6-foot-7 215 pound swingman can be seen as another indictment on the current state of the Georgia Tech Basketball program.
The instability of Georgia Tech Basketball as it pertains to the men’s side is well-documented. Jaylen Brown, in a lot of Tech fans’ eyes, was going to be a one-year savior for the program.
Not necessarily turning the program into a title contender overnight, but Brown would have boosted interest that otherwise is not going to be there for the basketball team.
So far the only good news for the Jackets hoop team this offseason is that Virginia Tech guard Adam Smith decided to transfer to Georgia Tech and is eligible to play immediately.
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Other than that there has not been any major news on the recruiting or transfer front for Brian Gregory.
Fans will tell you that the lack of allure for recruits to come to The Flats begins and ends with Coach Gregory.
With Jaylen Brown turning down the Tech invitation, this put an even more scrutinizing eye on the hoop program.
Georgia Tech needs to make a splash, but it is hard to do that with an empty pool of talent coming in and the current lack of basketball prestige.