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Technical Tidbits 7/7: Dwight Howard visits Georgia Tech

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In which Cade is still out of town.

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Cade is out of the office for the next few weeks, so in the meantime, you’re stuck with the rest of us. I’ll try not to screw up too badly.

I’ll get us started off today with, you guessed it, another watch list! Like I mentioned yesterday, all of the watch lists are officially starting to come out and yesterday, it was announced that Georgia Tech center Freddie Burden will remain on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy for its fall watch list. Burden was first named to the Rimington Trophy watch list back in May. The trophy is given to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division 1 FBS.

Depending on how little much you care about the NBA, and to a lesser extent the Atlanta Hawks, you may have seen that they managed to sign center Dwight Howard to a 3-year, $70.5 million deal. That’s not what this tidbit is about though, rather, I’m going to talk about what Howard has been up to since he signed his deal. This past Tuesday, Howard journeyed a couple miles down the road from Philips Arena to come visit new Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball coach Josh Pastner. Having a big name like Howard (though he isn’t quite as good as he once was), I feel, is definitely a help in recruiting, especially if we can get him to say some good stuff about Georgia Tech. We also got this nice Tweet from CJP.

Similar to something we’ll be doing a little later on in our 100 Days to Kickoff series, other team blogs are starting to preview their opponents for the upcoming season. UNC’s Fansided blog, Keeping it Heel, took a look at Georgia Tech yesterday. It was definitely an interesting read; I really like that the writer didn’t just focus on what has Tech done the last couple years, but instead, here is more of a general overview of who Tech is.

I’ll leave y’all today with another basketball story. I know I don’t need to remind y’all that after a stellar career here at Georgia Tech, Marcus Georges-Hunt went undrafted in the NBA Draft. That hasn’t stopped him from pursuing a career in the NBA, however, as he has signed on with the Brooklyn Nets’ summer team in order to work his way onto the team. There are some good tidbits in that article by the always great Matt Winkeljohn.

Happy Thursday!