The Big Picture: Guards (Hoops) continues its series to help you get a view of the big picture in recruiting. Previously, we have covered purely the football prospects. Now, turns its attention to the basketball team. First, we take a look at the perimeter players. These include point guards, shooting guards, and potentially small forward/shooting forward type players.

Current Guard Depth Chart (by seniority):
1 seniors –Nick Foreman
4 Juniors – Mfon Udofia, Glen Rice, Jr, Pierre Jordan (R), Derek Craig (R)
1 sophomore – Brandon Reed (R), Jason Morris
0 freshmen –

Notes: Pierre Jordan is a graduate student at Georgia Tech. But, he is a junior in eligibility and is expected to play out his remaining eligibility. Derek Craig is expected to graduate this coming year and will not return (at least not on scholarship) for 2012-2013.
(R) = Redshirt

Expected 2012 Class Open Guard Slots: 2

Current Commits:
Chris Bolden is a three star combo guard. The 6'2" North Gwinnett recruit gave his verbal commit to Georgia Tech on August 6th. Bolden gave Tech his verbal following a visit to campus with his dad. Tech has always been at the top of his list and when he received an offer he was ready to commit. Bolden had originally been committed to Miami but a coaching change caused Chris to de-commit from Miami.

Marcus Hunt is a four star and is ranked as the number 22 SF by The 6'6" recruit from North Clayton collected over 30 offers before giving Georgia Tech his verbal commit on August 19th. Coach Gregory's up tempo style and his relationship with Coach Chad Dollar were the two main reasons for giving his commit to Georgia Tech. Hunt fits in with the versatile type of recruit that Coach Gregory is looking for in this class. He is capable of playing both small forward and shooting guard.

Remaining Slots: 0

Other Prospects (Status in terms of commitment):

Montay Brandon is a recruit that the staff liked but because of the numbers game and the commits of perimeter players Chris Bolden and Marcus Hunt the coaches had to make a difficult call to let him know that they didn't have room for him. Brandon's interest in Georgia Tech was mutual. He had Tech inhis final group of four. Following the phone call, Brandon took his official visit to Florida State and gave them his verbal commit.(No chance)

Danuel House was receiving a lot of attention from Georgia Tech prior to the Marcus Hunt commit. The four star perimeter player from Sugar Land, Texas had Tech in his final ten when Tech was still recruiting perimeter players. The 6'6" House eventually gave his verbal commit to Houston following a visit to the school. (No Chance)

Andrew White was another recruit in the Marcus Hunt mold that was getting attention from Georgia Tech. The 6'6" Charlottesville, Virginia recruit is another four star player. Tech was one of over 20 schools that had offered White. As was the case with Brandon and House, Tech stopped recruiting when they received the verbal commit from Hunt. (No chance)

Likelihood of committing is rated in 1 of 6 categories:
1. We Lead
2. We Like Our Chances
3. Could Go Either Way
4. Leaning Elsewhere
5. Unlikely But Possible
6. No Chance Best Guesses: At this point, the guard/perimeter recruiting for 2012 is complete and no additional players are expected to be taken.

Notable News Since the Last Update:
None since this is the first update.

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