The link here is to an article that nearly made the cut for today’s Tidbits. It highlights how Juanyeh Thomas was recently named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List. Just the other week, Thomas was also named as a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Naturally, there’s been a lot of anticipation for the NBA draft given the implications it would have for some former Yellow Jackets, so that’s where we’ll start off today.
The subject of the first article for today’s Tidbits is the NBA draft. Last night’s event was a momentous one for several college basketball athletes looking to make it to the next level. A couple of Yellow Jackets were among those hopeful of hearing their names called. Both Moses Wright and Jose Alvarado had decided to enter the draft, forgoing another year of college basketball.
The two of them led the Georgia Tech basketball team to one of its more memorable seasons in years. They also displayed that they have both the heart and talent that you’d expect from a professional athlete. At the time of this writing, neither of their names have been called during the draft, now well into the second round. But regardless of whether they end up drafted Thursday night or not, they will almost certainly get an opportunity to play professionally, whether in the NBA or elsewhere. And they most certainly have left their mark on GT athletics.
Juanyeh Thomas isn’t the only Yellow Jacket who has been gaining recognition as a student-athlete. Jahmyr Gibbs was recently named to the 2021 Paul Hornung Award Watch List (He was one of 57 student-athletes named to the list),. As mentioned in the article, the award recognizes college football’s most versatile student-athlete.
For Yellow Jacket fans anxiously awaiting the season, the expectations are likely to be high for Gibbs. Last year he was one of the players to have an instant impact on the team. Who can forget his kickoff return to open up the UCF game? That was quite the way to start off his career at Tech. With this said, which Tech football player or players are you looking forward to see in the 2021 season?