Going into our second position preview, we’ll cover the shooting guard position, with threats such as Phillips and Parham on the perimeter, this position will be a key to the success of Georgia Tech’s style of offense.
Phillips, one of only 3 seniors on the Yellow Jacket’s roster, will look to make his last impact this season. At 6’3, he’ll mainly play the shooting guard role and look to be a threat from inside and out. He struggled during Georgia Tech’s exhibition game against Georgia College, shooting 1/6 from the field, but contributed on the boards, 5 rebounds, and passed for 3 assists. Phillips will look to be that all-around player Tech needs to help balance every game.
#11 Bubba Parham:
The VMI standout transfer showed exactly how effect he is from range in the Yellow Jackets’ exhibition game. He shot perfectly, going 5/5 from deep and added a much needed deep range threat to the Georgia Tech offense. Look for Parham to hit these kinds of shots consistently throughout the season for the Jackets. Don’t let Parham’s small frame fool you, this guy is lights out and will surprise a lot of people.
#23 Asanti Price:
Asanti Price, a true freshman from 2019’s recruiting class, should also contribute to the Georgia Tech production this year. He, like Phillips, struggled during the exhibition game, shooting 1/9 from the field and 1/5 from the 3. As a freshman, there’s plenty of growing room for Price to grow and he will get in the flow of the offense and defense schematically as the season progresses. This year will be mainly a building year for Price. It is note worthy that he contributed 4 assists against Georgia College, which was tied for a team-high, only tying with Jose Alvarado who’s Georgia Tech’s returning leader in PPG and assists from the last two seasons.
Overall Grade: B-
The shooting guard position for the Yellow Jackets has a lot of talent and is much deeper in depth than it has been in the last few years. The Jackets will have to have big plays from this position if they want to win games. In the last few years, the 3-point shot has been a struggle for the Yellow Jackets’ offense. They’ll look to these guys and the deep range shot during games, and I personally believe we’re in good hands.