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Technical Tidbits 1/24: Moses Wright on the Right Path for Georgia Tech

Geoff Collins loves helicopters.

NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

This was a very interesting feature piece on Georgia Tech basketball player Moses Wright. As a recruit, Wright was completely unheralded, with Georgia Tech being the only major team interested in him. The North Carolina native didn’t play basketball for his high school’s varsity team until his senior season, and also dabbled in tennis and swimming before coming to Georgia Tech. Wright didn’t have much of an impact his freshman year, but towards the end of his sophomore year the forward really began to see a more consistent role on Josh Pastner’s squad. This season, Wright is one of the team’s top scorers and rebounders, and will be a key part of the Jackets’ last run up to the ACC Tournament. Keep it up, Moses!

Geoff Collins has been racking up a lot of frequent (helicopter) flyer miles with all of his recruiting trips around the state of Georgia. Collins took a break from recruiting in order to speak at Troup County High School’s football awards ceremony Wednesday, and made a flashy entrance by landing a helicopter on the school’s football field. I like Collins’ use of a helicopter around the state, as it allows for a quick travel time instead of being stuck in the crazy Atlanta traffic. It also gives many recruits what they want, flash. Although, as long as the flash and excitement bring success to the program, I’ll be fine with pretty much anything Collins wants to do.

The College Baseball season will soon be upon us, and that means new uniforms. I am a big fan of these pinstripes, they exude a classic, traditional vibe. I do wish there was a bit more gold on the uniforms, but other than that, they’re perfect.

This is the third national ranking that the Beesball team has gotten in preparation for the baseball season. Last week, Tech was ranked no. 19 in the nation by D1 Baseball, and just a few days ago was ranked at no. 21 by Baseball America. USA Today has the Jackets at no. 22 in the nation. I’m looking forward to February 14, which is Tech’s Opening Day at Russ Chandler Stadium.

This is a tough loss for the Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team. However, Nell Fortner’s squad is a resilient bunch, look for them to come out hot against Duke this Sunday in Durham.

Stewart Cink is considered one of professional golf’s “nice guys.” That reputation is definitely backed up by his on and off course actions. Cink supports numerous charities around the United States, especially in the Atlanta area, and was given the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award Wednesday night. This award is given to a select few athletes on the 25th anniversary of the end of their college athletics careers. Congratulations, Stewart!

Question of the Day: What do you think about Georgia Tech’s new baseball uniforms?