With the 2020-21 athletic season not counting towards athletic eligibility for NCAA student-athletes, there has been a lot of talk about which Georgia Tech basketball players might be returning for another season. After a successful campaign that ended in a disappointing way, we have a little clarity on who’s coming back and who’s headed out for the Jackets. G Bubba Parham confirmed that he would be back on the Flats next season, which will bring good guard depth in the event that Jose Alvarado does not return. Even though Michael Devoe is only a junior, he will be testing the NBA waters. His draft status is highly unlikely, so Devoe may very well have a Senior Day at McCamish Pavilion in 2022. Others, including ACC POY Moses Wright, also have some important decisions to make soon.
It’s almost time for the Tech Women’s Basketball team to make their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2012. The no. 5 seed Jackets dispatched no. 12 Stephen F. Austin in a nail biter last Sunday, then went on to handily beat no. 4 West Virginia in their Round of 32 matchup. For their efforts, Tech has been rewarded with a game against no. 1 seed South Carolina Gamecocks. This season, the Gamecocks are 24-4 and have one of the best players in the nation: Aliyah Boston. It’ll be tough, with Nell Fortner & co. needing to have a great defensive performance for a victory. You can catch the game Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ABC. Go, Jackets!
The Tech Beesball team can’t get away from North Carolina, all three of their road series so far this season have been played in the Tar Heel State. This weekend, the Jackets will face off against the Duke Blue Devils. Tech won their last series against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and will look to capitalize against a Duke team that’s only 9-8 for the year. Friday and Saturday’s games are both at 7 p.m. ET on the ACCN, while Sunday’s first pitch will be at 1 p.m. ET on ACCNX. I guess you’ll have to split your screen to watch both Beesball and women’s basketball.
Finishing 16th nationally in the long jump is a huge accomplishment, but it’s especially big coming as a freshman. Cameron O’Neal did just that, gaining second-team All-American accolades in the process. O’Neal also won the ACC Indoor Freshman of the Year award for his performances throughout the season. Congratulations, Cameron!
Congratulations to former Tech star Adam Gotsis on his new contract! Keep it up!
Question of the Day: What do you think about Bubba Parham staying at Georgia Tech?