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Technical Tidbits 7/12: Jorgenson Leaves the Team, Price Joins the Team, Kuchar Joins THE Team

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In which there are roster moves aplenty for Yellow Jackets fans to be aware of.

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Cade is out of the office for this week, so in the mean time you’re stuck with me.

Around lunch time on Monday, an updated roster for Georgia Tech’s basketball team began circulating on Twitter, with the noteworthy omission of Travis Jorgenson. That’s because the rising junior point guard will no longer be playing for the Yellow Jackets, and likely will be ending his basketball career. Jorgenson played in each of the last three seasons, but took a medical redshirt in the 2013-2014 season after an early knee injury put him on the shelf until the following year. He played 58 games over the past two seasons, including 28 starts, primarily serving as a reserve point guard. He’s got a history of injury issues, which are likely involved in his decision to end his career. Jorgenson is due to graduate in December with his undergraduate degree, reportedly in Business Administration.

In other basketball-related news on Monday, Josh Pastner and Georgia Tech have added a fifth-year transfer for the upcoming season in F Jodan Price, formerly of DePaul and, more recently, Eastern Michigan. Price has never been much more than a reserve in his career, with career high numbers last season in minutes per game (16.4) and points per game (4.4). Expecting much production from him (especially against ACC competition) is probably unrealistic, but he will certainly provide depth and experience to a team who only has 10 other scholarship players at the moment. Welcome, Jodan!

We’re less than 2 months away from Georgia Tech’s football season kicking off in Ireland, and that means it’s time for the newest Yellow Jackets to get their passports taken care of. Let this serve as a reminder to you, too — if you’re going to the game and don’t have a valid passport, you need to get on that ASAP!

Finally, Monday produced some extremely cool news for one of Georgia Tech’s most well-known golf alumni, as Matt Kuchar was officially named to the US Men’s National Team for the Olympics following the withdrawal of Jordan Spieth. You’re probably aware that numerous top athletes across all sports and from countries across the world have been denying their opportunities to attend next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, for reasons ranging from concerns over the Zika virus, to the disgusting conditions in various areas (including bodies of water intended to be used for competition), to the seeming lack of safety due to police on strike and underfunded health care facilities. At this point, as exciting as it is that Kuchar will be representing Georgia Tech and the United States on the world’s stage in Brazil...let’s just hope he makes it back in one piece. Still — congrats, Matt!