The Yellow Jackets received some good and completely expected news regarding the status of transfer Charles Mitchell. The NCAA has approved his waiver and Mitchell will be allowed to play in the 2014-15 season. Mitchell transferred from Maryland, citing his desire to play closer to home. Mitchell lives in nearby Marietta, graduated from Wheeler High School, and wants to help tend to his ailing grandmother.
Mitchell, a 6'8" forward who averaged 6.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 18 contests last season, enters his junior year in a new location that has undergone a lot of change.
It's an understatement to say the Jackets lost some beef in the offseason. Daniel Miller and Kammeon Holsey were four year players who each logged 125+ games in their Georgia Tech careers but graduated in the spring. In addition, stand-out power forward Robert Carter Jr. transferred away with two years of eligibility left.
Incidentally, Robert Carter Jr. decided to transfer to Maryland just days before Mitchell declared his intentions to leave but will have to sit out a season per NCAA rules.