Gregory lands key recruit

Brian Gregory gets his man in Robert Carter and the Yellow Jackets are looking good on the recruiting trail.

One of the benefits of being the head coach at Georgia Tech is that you can recruit and still be home for dinner. The Atlanta metro area is historically one of the best for talent in the country. Knowing this new Yellow Jacket boss Brian Gregory has been attacking the state of Georgia trying to land quality prospects, and by landing Robert Carter he makes a statement.

At 6-foot-8 and 240 pounds, Carter is a space eater down low who is very adept at scoring with his back to the basket. Not an elite athlete or someone with a lot of quickness, Carter sets up defenders well with footwork and his understanding of angles.

Also Carter has advanced post moves and a great touch which allows him to finish around the rim and from the mid-range at a very high level. All of that led to him becoming a five-star prospect, and someone that the entire SEC and ACC showed at least some interest in. Now Gregory has him, and has the anchor of what is shaping up as a very impressive recruiting class.

Where things look great for Georgia Tech is when the pieces of the Yellow Jackets three man class are combined. Along with Carter, Georgia Tech already has commitments from Chris Bolden and Marcus Hunt.

Hunt is a four-star prospect and someone who can play a multitude of positions on the floor. No matter where Hunt is on the court, it either could be the point guard, shooting guard, or small forward, he is an attacking player. Hunt slashes to the rim, uses his athleticism, and in general just makes plays.

Bolden is an excellent shooter who can absolutely put up huge numbers scoring the basketball. When he gets space to shoot and his feet set, Bolden can knock it down as well as nearly any player around.

Given that Carter is likely going to require a double team from a lot of opponents, that makes Bolden even more valuable. Look for Georgia Tech to try to put Bolden on the wing on the same side of the floor that Carter posts up making it harder for opponents to double without leaving Bolden. In essence a pick your poison situation for opposing defenses.

Then there how Hunt fits in. With his slashing, athletic, and unselfish style of play he brings something different to the backcourt and will try to get into the land and find Carter was well as being the type of perimeter defender who can pressure the ball limiting opportunities for opposing post guys who might be taller or more athletic than Carter to have good opportunities to catch the ball deep in the lane do what they would like.

Also worth noting is that Gregory has made in-roads with three different high powered Georgia AAU programs. Carter came the Atlanta Xpress, Hunt from the Georgia Stars, and Bolden from the World Wide Renegades.

Overall while not one of the top five classes in the country, it is a solid foundation for Gregory in his future. Not only do three quality prospects who all complement each other well come into the program, but it also shows he knows the lay of the land in the complex Georgia AAU wars.

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