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In which Darren Waller opens some eyes.

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Following lots of speculation surrounding his health and well-being over the past week or so, former Yellow Jacket and current Miami Heatman Chris Bosh has been admitted to the hospital after blood clots were found in his lungs. The clots, which are similar to those found in the lungs of Nets forward Mirza Teletovic earlier this season, will sideline the two-time NBA Champion for the remainder of the season while he recovers. It is a condition which can be potentially fatal if untreated, but Bosh is expected to make a full recovery and be ready to play next season.

Just a few days removed from their beatdown at the hands of No. 15 North Carolina, Georgia Tech basketball will take the court tonight against No. 12 Louisville in what should be a very interesting game. The Cardinals, much like the Jackets, struggle with offensive efficiency (No. 92 in the nation), but excel on the defensive end where they boast a top-25 scoring defense. Georgia Tech's frontcourt will have to come to play if they hope to contain dynamic forward Montrezl Harrell and keep the double-double averaging big man off the glass. The game tips tonight at 7:00 at McCamish Pavilion, marking the second-to-last home game of the season for Tech.

The NFL Scouting combine has been just what former Georgia Tech receiver Darren Waller needed to get a boost in draft stock -- the 6'-6", 238 pound wideout ran an amazing 4.46 forty and had a 37-inch vertical leap during his time in Indianapolis. Waller also drew some praise for his work on deep routes, where he was able to track and catch the ball much more effectively than many of his fellow attendees. Most scouts see him converting to tight end, where his blocking and size as well as hands would be better-utilized. Waller's strong showing at the combine has changed the question from whether or not he was going to be drafted to when he would be drafted.

Georgia Tech's swing with North Carolina may not have ended well for the Jackets, but there was a nice moment on UNC's opening possession when Roy Williams called for his team to run the four corners offense, a staple of the late Dean Smith, against Tech. The play, on which North Carolina scored its first basket of the game, prompted both a standing ovation from the crowd at the Dean Dome and an emotional reaction from Roy Williams, who had to take a season and briefly cover his face as he remembered his departed mentor. It was a good moment from an otherwise ugly game and a fitting way to remember the legacy of Dean Smith.

What did Darren Waller's combine performance do for his draft stock? Is he more of a wide receiver or a tight end?

Have a great Monday!