Moses Wright: 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block in 22 minutes in first game at NBA draft combine. https://t.co/1GRCq8fnG4— Ken Sugiura (@ksugiuraajc) June 24, 2021
Former Georgia Tech basketball star Moses Wright is looking to work his way into the highest level of basketball: the NBA. The 2021 ACC Player of the Year is currently in Chicago at the NBA Draft Combine, where 69 players are working through drills and scrimmages throughout the week in front of various NBA coaches and front office personnel. In his first scrimmage, Wright put up some great numbers. Wright was second on his team with 14 points and tied for second in rebounds with five. If Wright keeps the play consistently strong, he’ll definitely turn some heads at the combine. They should already know how much his work ethic sets him apart, not many people go from zero-star recruit to ACC Player of the Year in four seasons. Keep it up, Moses!
It’s academic recognition season for the ACC, with many Tech teams announcing their players who have won the Academic All-ACC accolade. Yesterday, it was the outdoor track and field teams that recognized their student-athletes for incredible performances in the classroom. Three women, Carla du Plessis, Nicole Fegans, and Bria Matthews made the grade for the Jackets. Fegans even won an ACC Championship this season, and Matthews was named a first-team All-American for the triple jump. Brian Hauch and Alex Thomas represent the male track and field student-athletes. Hauch had the higher GPA of the two men (3.69), while Matthews lapped everyone with a 4.0 GPA. Congratulations, everyone!
I’m going to be honest, I did not think of collegiate athletic directors as CEOs until I read the article above. Then, it made sense. Collegiate athletic directors are running a business and must manage hundreds of people each day as they work to put their products in front of the public. Gaining revenue is a huge part of their job. Tech AD Todd Stansbury is clearly doing decent work, leading to his recognition as “one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2021 Most Admired CEOs.” This is a great honor for Stansbury, and speaks to his tremendous leadership traits and hard work. Congratulations, Todd!
It looks like OL Coach Brent Key is ready for the challenging schedule that the Jackets will face this season.
Question of the Day: What’re your thoughts on Moses Wright’s draft prospects?