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Technical Tidbits 6/15: Draft Night Result For Tech Baseball

Two Yellow Jackets selected in MLB draft.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: MAR 01 Georgia at Georgia Tech Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Last week’s MLB draft must have been nerve wrecking for Yellow Jacket Baron Radcliff. As pointed out in the article, Radcliff was hopeful of being drafted as high as the third round and seemed certain to at least be off the board by the fourth round, given the several teams that had an interest in him. He ended up getting drafted in the fifth and final round of the draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. Regardless, it must be a good feeling being drafted. Radcliff was the second Yellow Jacket to be drafted after the Oakland A’s selected Michael Guldberg in the third round. Congratulations to both of them!

Athlon’s 2020 preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference teams were named and six Yellow Jacket football players were chosen. Here’s a breakdown of the selections:

  • David Curry - second team linebacker
  • Jordan mason - third team running back
  • Tre Swilling - third team cornerback
  • Pressley Harvin III - third team punter
  • Jack DeFoor - fourth team offensive lineman
  • Juanyeh Thomas - fourth team safety

Congratulations to them on being selected to the all-ACC teams!

This article looks back at another Yellow Jacket hoops legend. At 6’9” Tom Hammonds was a dominant player who managed to write his name in Tech hoops’ record books. As mentioned in the article, Hammonds would go on to play several seasons in the NBA before retiring after the 2001-02 season.

There’s a time when sports and the responsibilities associated with being a student athlete must take a backseat to far greater responsibilities. This certainly seems to be the mindset of Georgia Tech associate head basketball coach Eric Reveno. According to the article the NCAA has at least partially approved his plans that would allow athletes to have Election day off so that they can vote. Reveno does hope the NCAA will decide to make it a rule that applies to every election day.