Georgia Tech guard Jordan Usher on Friday announced via Twitter he would be returning for another season on The Flats, taking advantage of the NCAA’s granted year of extra eligibility for student-athletes whose athletics careers were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
(If you do click on the tweet below, please know that he did use a clip from the movie The Wolf of Wall Street and it does contain vulgar language.)
Usher is one of four key Georgia Tech men’s basketball standouts that the program was awaiting on decisions for regarding next season. He’s the first one to announce he’s returning while they still await decisions from senior guard Jose Alvarado and senior forward Moses Wright. Junior guard Michael Devoe has declared for the NBA Draft but is keeping his eligibility as he awaits to see how he is graded by NBA scouts.
Usher this past season for the Jackets played in all 26 games for the Yellow Jackets and averaged for the Yellow Jackets and averaged 11.6 points per contest while shooting 50% from the field including 61.4% from inside the perimeter. He also averaged 4.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Usher returning is a huge win for the program off and on the court as he should once again be a top scoring option for the Yellow Jackets next season. The former USC Trojan saw an uptick in his game this past season that paid huge dividends for both him and the Yellow Jackets as a whole who averaged 74.9 points per game offensively this season.
Josh Pastner absolutely has to love at least having Usher back and with the potential for Alvarado, Devoe, and Wright to all return, the 2021-2022 season could end being an exciting one to say the least for the program with the sky as the potential limit. But that for now remains to be foreseen.