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Technical Tidbits 4/7: Matthews announced transfer, Tucker to visit Tech

Josh Pastner has officially seen his first transfer.

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Georgia Tech has officially experienced the first transfer of the Josh Pastner era as freshman guard/forward Christian Matthews has formally announced his intentions to leave the Flats after just one season of college basketball. Though he played in just fifteen games this year, a well-developed Matthews would’ve been a big help to next season’s Tech team which currently lacks wing depth in a huge way. Originally a Brian Gregory commit, Matthews elected to stay on board when Josh Pastner was hired almost exactly a year ago and never reopened his commitment. Hopefully Pastner will put his scholarship to good use by going out and getting a nice new prospect.

One possibility to fill the new void is four-star recruit Jordan Tucker, a small forward prospect out of Wheeler High School who will be making an official visit to Tech on April 28th. A top-50 prospect in the entire nation, Tucker would be a phenomenal addition to Josh Pastner’s first true recruiting class at Tech. It’s encouraging that Tech will be his final visit, but he does have trips lined up to go see Oregon and Syracuse over the next three weeks or so. Tucker is one of the few top-tier prospects left on the board at the present time.

Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart, one of the most important cogs on the Yellow Jacket baseball team, received quite an honor yesterday afternoon when he was named to Perfect Game’s Midseason First-Team All American list. Bart has played exceptionally well on offense, hitting .345 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs as we approach the halfway point of the season. I haven’t gotten to see him play all that much, but my assumption is that he handles the pitching staff pretty well given that Danny Hall has stood by his catching abilities all season long. If he can continue this hot streak while those around him play a bit more consistently, the season could begin to take off as expected in the very near future.