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Georgia Tech Basketball Preseason: Brian Gregory hopes freshmen can produce

Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory will look for the newest crop of Yellow Jackets to produce for the team this season.

Streeter Lecka

With the season opener against the Tulane Green Wave quickly approaching, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head coach Brian Gregory sat down with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ken Sugiura on what the Georgia Tech freshmen will bring to the table this season.

Gregory spoke about the team's three healthy newcomers (guard Corey Heyward will be redshirted after tearing his ACL), and each player brings something different to the squad.

On Chris Bolden, Gregory thinks that the 6'3 native of Tifton, Ga. is more than just a jump shooter and brings a quality overall game to the squad:

"Very high basketball IQ player ... more than just a perimeter shooter ... shown an ability to handle the ball, make pretty good decisions with the ball ... because of his physical strength, I think he can turn into a very, very good defender for us."

Gregory was high on Robert Carter, Jr.'s shooting ability, with the 6'8 forward from Thomasville, Ga. able to score in the post as well as the perimeter:

"Can make jump shots all the way out to the three and can score in the post ... very good passer."

6'5 wing Marcus Georges-Hunt excited Gregory with the multitude of ways he can score and just how easily the College Park, Ga. native can pick up the Yellow Jacket's system:

"He's got a toughness about him, a grit about him that I've seen a lot of great players have at this stage. And he can do a little bit of everything. ... he's been able to score in the post, he's been able to score off the dribble. ... he's picked up things very, very fast."

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.