Well football is annoying this season. Good think Georgia Tech's basketball team is actually performing admirably, otherwise we would all be suffering from insanity. Now 3-0, the Yellow Jackets look to improve to 4-0 for the first time since the 2008-09 season when they started 5-0. They'll attempt to do that against arguably the best team they've played so far this year, with their only real competition being Tennessee.
The team is led by 6-foot-2 guard Ge'Lawn Guyn. After transferring from Cincinnati, Guyn has made his presence known with the Bucs. Three games into the season and Guyn is already leading his team in points per game (18), assists (11) and blocks (5). He's done all of this while shooting 40.5 percent from the floor, a decent but not great number. He's also 13-of-16 from the free throw line.
Among the other top performers for the Bucs are juniors T.J. Cromer and A.J. Merriweather. Cromer is second on the team in points per game (16) and is shooting 46.3 percent from the floor. He's going to score points, but he's not going to do much else. Merriweather, on the other hand, can do a little bit of everything. He's averaging 10.3 points per game while shooting 52.6 percent from the floor, but he can also spread it around a little bit as he leads the team in assists per game (5.3). He's also tied for the team lead with Guyn for blocks and has the sole lead in steals (6).
In addition to these three guys, the Bucs have had four other players with starts already this season. In juniors Peter Jerkin and Isaac Banks (two starts each), the Bucs have two big players (7-foot and 6-foot-7, respectively) to give them a bit of a size advantage in the paint. They seem to be the most likely two to join Guyn, Cromer and Merriweather in the starting lineup.
Off the bench is the Bucs' best three-point shooter senior Lester Wilson. Despite only averaging 9.3 minutes per game, Wilson is fifth on the team in points per game (7.7) while shooting 6-of-12 from behind the three-point line. He's also a solid defensive rebounder (four defensive rebounds this season).
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