Guard/Power Forward: Tadric Jackson (Jr.)
In most starting fives, there would be a power forward. Last season, the Yellow Jackets usually decided to a play with three centers, one forward, and one center. With the graduation of Quinton Stephens, the lone forward starting, the Jackets would presumably use Jordan Tucker as the lone forward.
The third guard position was left by Corey Heyward as he’s now graduated. With that, guard Tadric Jackson could step in for the Yellow Jackets and fulfill Heyward’s role and more. Last season, Heyward barely contributed offensively, averaging just 1.9.
Tadric Jackson, however, would come off the bench for the Jackets and play phenomenal, especially down the stretch of the season. Averaging 23.8 minutes per game last season, Jackson averaged 12.1 points per game. In nine of the Jackets’ final 12 games, Jackson scored double digits including a 29-point game against Boston College.
The only way that Jackson may not have a starting position next season is if the Jackets land top guard M.J Walker on the recruiting trail. If Walker goes elsewhere it’s hard to see Jackson not end up being a starter for the Jackets next season.
The final position is that of center, which the projected starter for next season should come to no one’s surprise after a tremendous sophomore season.