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Technical Tidbits 10/5: Basketball News and the Bye Week

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Georgia Tech News & Links 10/5

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina State at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech checks in at #10 in NBC’s ACC basketball preview

“Somehow, the Yellow Jackets went 8-10 in the ACC last season. Josh Pastner returns a pair of talented pieces in Ben Lammers and Josh Okogie, meaning that, for the first time in a few years, there should actually be some expectation for success for Georgia Tech.”

Also checking in under the “Names You Need To Know” section of the preview is none other than our very own Ben Lammers aka The Lammer Hammer aka the Laminator aka Jammer Lammer aka Ben Ten Boom.

Coach Pastner receives a one year contract extension

As a reward for going 8-10 in conference and making a deep NIT run with a team many thought to be made up of the aliens from Space Jam before they stole the NBA star’s talents, The Institute offered CJP a one year extension. His contract now extends through the 2022-2023 season.

“Coach Pastner’s accomplishments on the floor in his first season on The Flats speak for themselves but what makes him such a great fit at Georgia Tech is the culture that he has established for our men’s basketball program,” director of athletics Todd Stansbury said. “His energy, his positivity and his commitment to do things the right way are all attributes that not only lead to success on the court but also set our student-athletes up for success after graduation, and are a source of pride for our alumni, students and fans.”

Coach Pastner has also been killing it on the recruiting trail, and it’s only a matter of time before some of the 5* athletes he’s come down to the wire with start committing to Tech.

Psssttt don’t get your hopes up with Nassir Little’s announcement today.

Coach Johnson hopeful to have all injured players back for Miami

This week’s bye couldn’t have come at a better time for the Georgia Tech football team. With a banged up offensive line and short A-Back rotation, the extra week is certainly a welcome reprieve before heading down to Miami to take on what looks to be an intimidating Hurricane team.

Hopefully seeing playing time in Miami for the first time this season will be David Curry and Andrew Marshall. Marshall’s expected return will be especially helpful since tackle is one of the thinest positions on offense. Also expected to return are Jahaziel Lee, Brad Morgan, and J.J. Green.