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Solomon Poole, Quentin Stephens sign with Georgia Tech

The Yellow Jackets signed Solomon Poole and Quentin Stephens, two well-regarded prospects.

Kevin C. Cox

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have signed two new recruits, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, including five-star point guard prospect Solomon Poole. Forward Quinton Stephens was the other player who signed with Tech on the first day of the NCAA's early period.

Poole averaged 21 points per game in his junior season, and is currently finishing his high school career at the North Florida Educational Institute. His five-star ranking comes from, and ESPN ranked him at No. 53 in their ESPN 100 and No. 12 at his position. Poole chose the Yellow Jackets over offers from Georgia, Louisville, and UCLA, among others. His brother, Stacey Jr., transferred to Tech from Kentucky in January of 2012.

Stephens is a consensus three-star prospect who comes from The Marist School in Atlanta, where he averaged 18.9 points, six rebounds, and three assists per game in his junior year. Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory had a lot of praise for the small forward:

"Quinton is one of the most versatile players nationally in the class of 2013. He has great length, is a tremendous shooter with range and has a basketball IQ beyond his years. From the day I got the job here, he has been a top priority for us because he fits in with our style of play and he's a proven winner."

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