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Technical Tidbits 6/23: Josh Okogie, Real American; let’s talk about high schoolers (but in a not weird way)

The Fourth of July is still a ways a away but it’s never too early to start feeling patriotic


Go paint an American flag on your chest and get ready to cheer for your man, because basketball sophomore guard Josh Okogie has made the final cut and will be on the US men’s national under-19 basketball team. He is the first Georgia Tech player to compete for the USA in international play since Chris Bosh won Olympic gold in 2008 with the Redeem Team in Beijing. The team, coached by all-American babyface John Calipari, heads to Egypt in a week for the FIBA under-19 World Cup in Cairo. The team has won a record 6 championships, including the last two, so the odds of O coming back with some hardware are pretty good.

In other news, you know what is so hot right now, now that we have crossed the summer solstice? Recruiting news! Yeah. In case you have yet to be informed by the large banner at the top of this website, the 2018 Georgia Tech football recruiting class has added four to its ranks: big time DT T.K. Chimedza committed on Wednesday, followed by three more yesterday: ATH Tijai Whatley; A-back Dontae Smith, cousin of one Shaq Mason; and OLB JaQuez Jackson, who was initially the first commit of the class, then decommitted, and.... has now recommitted. A recommit? Has that ever happened? Not at Tech, I mean, like.... ever? Anyway, those are links to the relevant articles; check ‘em out if you haven’t already. Or do again if you have. Those clicks keep the lights here on. (That may or may not be true. I have no idea.)

Avengers: Infinity War starts filming downtown soon. Are you excited? I am.