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Technical Tidbits 6/11: Georgia Tech Basketball Starting Lightly

In-person workouts begin for the team Monday.

NCAA Basketball: Miami-Florida at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

While everyone in college sports is itching to return to in-person workouts on June 15, the Georgia Tech Basketball team will be taking it slow. Only a handful of local players will be allowed to workout under Phase I of the return plan. According to the article above, workouts will be of moderate intensity in the first couple of weeks, as Tech staff does not know how much players have actually been working out during their time away from campus. These workouts are not much, but they are the first step in a return to college sports.

The first round of a shortened MLB Draft did not see any Yellow Jacket players or prospects hear their names called. That could all change today with the conclusion of the five round draft. Two players currently on Tech’s roster that are optimistic about being selected are OF Baron Radcliff and SS Luke Waddell, while prospect Kevin Parada has a good chance at being taken as well. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the draft turns out, and how the undrafted free agent signings go for the Jackets. Good luck to all those hoping to get picked up!

Fellow FTRS writer Jeff Cramer could not have had better timing with his “Five Impact Players” article on Tech DB Tre Swilling. Jeff’s piece on Swilling came out the same day that Swilling was named to the 2020 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. The award is given to, “the college football student-athlete that best combines personal character and athletic excellence on the defensive side of the ball.” Swilling was one of nine ACC players on the watch list out of 42 throughout the nation. With great play this season, Swilling could join a group of Lott IMPACT winners that includes NFL stars J.J. Watt and Luke Kuechly. Congratulations, Tre!

Russ Chandler Stadium is already regarded as one of the best in college baseball. The Phase II renovations currently taking place can only make the Stadium better. Construction is scheduled to start soon, and when finished will include a concourse-level atrium, premium suites, new restroom facilities, and a new indoor training facility for the team. I wonder if the GTAA would let me live at the stadium?

Stevie Mitchell is one of the top prospects in the class of 2021. The four-star PG hails from Reading, PA, and recently included Georgia Tech in his top-7 schools list. Mitchell would be one of the biggest signings in Josh Pastner’s Yellow Jacket career, let’s hope he can close the deal.

Question of the Day: What do you think about Tech Basketball’s Phase I workout plan?