Early in the afternoon, four-star C Saba Gigiberia committed to the Yellow Jackets. Gigiberia is the 127th ranked player in the 2020 recruiting class overall and the 17th ranked center in the nation. The Republic of Georgia native (and current California resident) chose Tech over schools like Vanderbilt, Boise State, and Illinois. Welcome to the Flats, Saba!
Later in the evening, the Tech basketball team picked up a win against the Elon Phoenix. The Jackets were without G Jose Alvarado due to an ankle injury, but Michael Devoe picked up the slack, scoring 22 points. Turnovers were a problem for the Jackets, however, as they gave up the ball 17 times. Part of that can be attributed to their main ball-handler being out, but part of it is inexcusable, as the Jackets were playing Elon, not Duke. Luckily, they have over a week to figure things out as they next play u(sic)ga on Wednesday November 20, in athens.
This article gives more insight as to why Gigiberia picked Georgia Tech over other schools, and according to him, a main factor was Tech Assistant Coach Eric Reveno. Reveno has done wonders with two recent Tech bigs, Ben Lammers and James Banks III, so look for Gigiberia to get some very good teaching from one of the best in the business as he tries to advance to the NBA.
Although the Georgia Tech Football team played pretty well on Saturday, they couldn’t leave Charlottesville with a win. Special teams did not look too good, with kickoff coverage lacking and Pressley Harvin III not looking like the Heisman candidate he should be. The offensive line was much improved though, and will hopefully continue to play at a high level in the last three games of the season.
This year, the Yellow Jackets get two Big Ten teams as a part of the Big Ten/ACC Softball Challenge. The Jackets will face Nebraska and Iowa in Atlanta, and will also be hosting Boston College as they take part in the Challenge as well. The season will be here before we know it!
Question of the Day: What do you think of the new Yellow Jackets basketball commit?