The Georgia Tech basketball program extended their newest offer to a 2018 point guard out of Florida.
Georgia Tech basketball head coach Josh Pastner and his staff have extended their 37th offer in the class of 2018. The newest recipient of a Georgia Tech offer is 2018 point guard Neftali Alvarez from Miami, Florida. A native of Puerto Rico, Alvarez is around 6-foot-0 and weighs 170-pounds. Currently, he holds four offers not counting the Yellow Jackets. The other four schools to offer the Florida junior are Purdue, Virginia, VCU, and Wyoming.
Only rated by Scout so far, Alvarez is a three-star prospect. A member of the Miami Tropics AAU team as well Nike Team Florida (NTF) team. SourceHoops.com did a preview of Nike Team Florida’s17U team that features Alvarez back last month. In that preview, they were able to talk with the team’s head development coach Ed Hall who described Alvarez as a “quite skilled and athletic” player.
So far in the spring slate for NTF, Alvarez is shooting 35% from the field and 38% from beyond the arch. Due to a lack of video and analysis online, there is very little to be able to go off when it comes to Alvarez’s style of play offensively. Going off the stats available from Nike Team Florida it does appear that Alvarez is a point guard who looks to shoot first, and is willing to take his share of attempts from beyond the arch.
Defensively, Alvarez is said to be an aggressive defender and is able to force turnovers according to a GetMeRecruited.com Facebook post, which is backed up by his current Nike Team Florida stats of averaging one steal per game. Alvarez had back-to-back games so far this spring with three and two steals respectively.
2018 Class Update:
So far Georgia Tech’s 2018 class features no commitments out of the 37 scholarship offers. Out of those 37 offers, the Tech staff has shown an emphasis on guards with 19 of 37 offers going to point guards or shooting guards so far. Overall, Alvarez is the ninth point guard offered by thee Jackets.