Former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket star Chris Bosh will have his No.1 jersey retired by the Miami Heat in March.
Former Georgia Tech star Chris Bosh will live in immortality within the Miami Heat organization. On Monday, it was announced by the organization on Monday afternoon that Bosh’s No.1 jersey will be lifted to the rafters at American Airline Arena.
Bosh, who spent one season with the Yellow Jackets was the No.4 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. In his lone season at Tech, the Yellow Jackets went 16-15 on the year despite having three future NBA players on their roster. In that season, Bosh averaged 15.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.
Bosh would spend seven seasons with the Raptors before signing with the Miami Heat prior to the 2010-2011 season. With the Heat, he would go onto the form “The Big 3” of Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwayne Wade.
Bosh would spend the next seven years with the Heat, winning two NBA Championships and being selected to five NBA All-Star games.
Unfortunately for Bosh, blood clots that were found the 2016 season ended his career in its’ tracks. He would end up playing in nearly 400 games with the Heat and when counting playoffs played in nearly 1,000 games for his career.
With the Heat, Bosh averaged 18.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Those numbers were just below his career average of 19.2 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game.
The jersey retirement for Bosh is most likely just the beginning of a long list of honors Bosh will receive over the next few years. Bosh should also see his jersey eventually retired in Toronto while also having a good shot at one day making the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Yellow Jacked Up would like to congratulate Chris on this incredible honor and wish him all the best going forward.