Cade is out on vacation this week, so in the mean time you’re stuck with the rest of us.
Former Tech basketball standout Marcus Georges-Hunt was unfortunately not selected in last night’s NBA Draft. Though he wasn’t drafted, Marcus worked out for many teams leading up to the Draft, so we will continue to monitor if he is given a shot to make a roster through the Summer League.
Also, one of the many trades made surrounding the NBA Draft involved former Yellow Jacket Thaddeus Young. Young was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for the 20th pick in the Draft and a future second-round pick. Young joins a Pacers team already with All-NBA forward Paul George and newly-acquired point guard Jeff Teague.
Also of note: former Georgia Tech F Robert Carter, Jr. went undrafted, after transferring to Maryland, sitting out last year, playing this year, and forgoing his final year of eligibility. No signs yet of what his plan is moving forward.
The NCAA is considering changing the rules on how large a college football staff can be. Unlike the NFL, where teams can have as many coaches as they want, college football staffs are limited to 10 coaches and four graduate assistants. However, they can hire as many people as they please to work in departments such as quality control or operations. This has spurred controvercy, as it has become more and more prevalent for programs to hire prominent high school coaches to gain an edge in recruiting. So the NCAA is considering capping staffs in every capacity to create a more even playing field. This would probably end up working to Georgia Tech’s advantage if put in place, as the Yellow Jackets have a relatively small support staff when compared to many of the Power-5 programs they're competing against.
Enjoy the weekend!