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Georgia Tech Basketball: Key Players for the Upcoming Season

Returning Players

 

  • Iman Shumpert - Top returning scorer and assist man (10 points, 4 assists per game). The Jackets will rely on him to raise his game and provide on court leadership for a group that will be much more perimeter oriented this season. Shumpert is an excellent defender and his play will crucial for Tech this season.
  • Brian Oliver - At six foot six, Oliver may be forced into the small forward position in the new perimeter oriented offense. Oliver returns as one of the ACC's leading three-point marksmen. Oliver averaged 7.1 points while shooting 38% from three point range last season. 
  • Glen Rice Jr. - Split time with Oliver in the starting lineup last season although both now figure to start this season. Rice Jr. is an all around talent with good size at six foot five for a guard. He had an impact on both ends of the floor and is a good defender as well. Rice Jr. finished last season averaging 5.4 points per game but shot 46.7% from three point range. Tech will need for him to look for his shot more this season.
  • Mfon Udofia - Started the first 25 games for Tech last season before mysteriously disappearing down the stretch. Udofia finished last season averaging 5.9 points per game.

Newcomers to the team

  • Jason Morris - Hewitt says that Morris may be the best athlete that the team has had in the last five or six seasons. Often draws comparisons to former Jackets high riser Isma'il Muhammad. 
  • Daniel Miller - Former University of Georgia recruit under then coach Dennis Felton sat out last season as a red shirt due to the depth that Tech had last season with Peacock, Favors, and Lawal. At six foot eleven, Miller has the height but the pressure will be on him to replace the toughness that Lawal brought inside. 
  • Kammeon Holsey - Sat out last season while recovering from a knee injury. The six foot eight inch power forward will be relied upon to give some defensive support when Tech faces some of the larger front court combinations in the ACC. The team will need Holsey to shake off the rust rather quickly and provide some depth on the inside. 

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