After three big signings, the Yellow Jackets class of 2021 soared to the 17th ranked class in the nation according to 247Sports. Also, as the article mentions, the class is ranked third in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The big names include four-star recruits and guards Dallan “Deebo” Coleman and Miles Kelly, plus forward Jalon Moore who is a three-star recruit. With this ranking, the 2021 class becomes one of the best for head coach Josh Pastner and the Yellow Jackets in years. All three of these players are considered top 150 rated players in the nation. It will be interesting to see how this team fares over the next few years.
In more basketball news, this time women’s basketball, Yellow Jackets head coach Nell Fortner announced yesterday that Elizabete Bulane and Carmyn Harrison have signed with Tech for the 2021-22 season on National Signing Day. Bulane is a guard while Harrison is a forward. Together these signings should turn out to be great additions to a Tech team that is already looking to make improvements this season and ideally qualify for the NCAA Tournament. #GoJackets
On Wednesday morning, the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule was announced for women’s basketball. Unlike the men’s team who will play non-conference games, the women’s team will play a 20 game season against exclusively ACC teams. The season starts off with a home game against Boston College on Wednesday, December 9.
Congratulations to senior guard Jose Alvarado. He was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s preseason second team. As the article points out, last season Alvarado made the All-ACC third team despite missing much of the earlier part of the season due to an injury. Tech is predicted to finish 9th in the ACC. Out of curiosity, does a ninth place finish in the ACC seem accurate? Do you think Tech will finish higher? Lower?