Georgia Tech baseball remains completely unable to find its footing in conference play, dropping a fourth-straight ACC series over the weekend to the likes of the No. 5 Clemson Tigers. The Jackets salvaged a single win following a strong pitching performance by freshman Jay Shadday on Saturday but looked absolutely inept on both Friday and Sunday, losing those two games by a combined total of 24-12 at home. The offensive numbers weren’t horrible, but giving up two dozen runs in two games is not going to get it done against a single team in this conference. There’s still time to turn it around, but we are quickly approaching the point of no return with how much this pitching staff has struggled all year long.
Former Yellow Jacket Marcus Georges-Hunt has reportedly landed his second NBA contract in the form of another 10-day deal — this time with the Orlando Magic. Georges-Hunt, one of the highest-scoring players in Georgia Tech history, played out the entire 2016-2016 NBA season in the D-League minus the ten days he spent with the Miami Heat earlier this season. His new contract with Orlando could include a full-season, non-guaranteed deal for the 2017-2018 campaign, reflecting both the Magic’s interest in Georges-Hunt as a player and the new trend created by various NBA teams which have been increasingly willing to give D-League players long-term deals. At this juncture, MGH’s deal has not been officially confirmed.
Though common logic would dictate that the upcoming national championship game between the blue-blood North Carolina Tar Heels and the Gonzaga Bulldogs should resemble something of a David and Goliath story, the truth is that Gonzaga’s growth as a program has permitted it to all but match the Heels as a national powerhouse. The above article provides a nice look into the development of the ‘Zags program from its humble beginning to what is has become today: one of the most exciting and consistent programs in all of college sports. I suppose there’s something to be said for ACC loyalty during a postseason that has seen the conference get knocked around pretty badly, but it’s extremely hard to root against a team like Gonzaga. Especially when the other option is coached by that guy.