With the departure of three seniors including Quinton Stephens and Corey Heyward, the Georgia Tech basketball team has some openings in their 2017-18 starting lineup.
The 2017-18 season will always be remembered by Georgia Tech fans as one that was full of surprise and excitement despite failing to reach the NCAA Tournament. The Yellow Jackets starters were workhorses, rarely coming out of the game. The Yellow Jackets’ starting five usually looked like this;
- Point Guard: #11 Josh Heath
- Shooting Guard: #5 Josh Okogie
- Guard: #30 Corey Heyward
- Forward: #12 Quinton Stephens
- Center: #44 Ben Lammers
However, the 2016-17 Yellow Jackets featured a good contingent of seniors including two starters. One of those seniors was forward Quinton Stephens, one of Georgia Tech’s top offensive threats. The other departure from the Yellow Jackets’ starting five was guard Corey Heyward, who didn’t contribute offensively but was a key cog in the Yellow Jackets success this past season.
The Yellow Jackets will also enter the 2017-18 season with a good recruiting class that still has potential to grow. With those recruits potentially pushing for starting jobs next season, the 2017-18 lineup for Georgia Tech could look quite different.
The first position up is the point guard that seems like a two-man race heading into next season.