In today’s Georgia Tech basketball player preview, we look at sophomore guard Kyle Sturdivant who will be playing his first full season with the program this year.
Georgia Tech’s Kyle Sturdivant is in our player spotlight after Friday’s spotlight was on junior guard Michael Devoe.
Sturdivant, in 2020-21 will be playing his first season with the Yellow Jackets after playing last year with the USC Trojans. With the Trojans, Sturdivant appeared in 21 games, averaging 8.3 minutes per game. For the season, he totaled 43 points, 24 rebounds, 25 assists, five steals, and one block. He struggled shooting, for the most part, just hitting 34.8% of his field-goal attempts including just 3-for-14 from beyond the arch. The one place he did have success was the free-throw line, making eight-of-nine attempts from the charity stripe.
The former three-star prospect out of Norcross (GA) originally signed with USC out of high school as part of the Trojans 2019 recruiting class. However, Sturdivant transferred back closer to home with the Yellow Jackets after his father passed early last year.
Sturdivant will enter the Yellow Jackets lineup this year as a role player coming off the bench. With Jose Alvarado and Michael Devoe without a doubt being the starters at the two guard positions, Sturdivant’s role will be a slightly limited one. Last season, the Jackets had four guards who averaged 25 or minutes in Alvarado, Devoe, Bubba Parham, and Jordan Usher. All four return this season, so there is a question about how much time exactly will Sturdivant see this season on average.
Overall, Sturdivant will provide the Yellow Jackets with a quality scoring option off the bench that can come in and pick up useful minutes if needed. I don’t him to put up any huge numbers this season but he should make at least a quality impact for the Jackets this season.