Nick Jacobs To Finish Career At Georgia Tech

After playing three years at Alabama, South Atlanta forward Nick Jacobs has decided to transfer to Georgia Tech. Jacobs will sit out one year and then play his final year of eligibility at Tech.

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After playing three years at Alabama, South Atlanta forward Nick Jacobs has decided to transfer to Georgia Tech. Jacobs will sit out one year and then play his final year of eligibility at Tech.

Jacobs has been keeping in touch with Tech Coach Chad Dollar prior to reaching his decision. After also talking with Coach Brian Gregory, Nick knew that Tech was the place for him. "I knew Georgia Tech was the place I needed to be for the remainder of my college career."

Nick felt that Coach Dollar and Coach Gregory made the decision an easy one. "They have a great system in place and they develop big men." Nick also likes that he can play in front of the home town fans and his family. Having the chance to get a degree from Tech also was a factor in his decision. "Coach Gregory is known for making sure he develops his players both on and off the court and that is something I just couldn't pass up."

Jacobs liked his time at Alabama but felt that it wasn't the right place for him. "It will be really tough leaving my teammates that I care for but this a decision I had to make for myself." Nick feels that he should have made the decision to attend Tech from the beginning. "When you are being recruited out of high school, you hope you make the right decision. I'm just glad I am able to correct my decision to where I should have been all along."

Miami was the only other school that Jacobs was considering. "I got to thinking about why I was leaving Alabama and knew Miami wasn't right either." Nick will now have the chance to get a great education, play in front of his family and friends, and play in the ACC.

Coach Gregory will be looking for Nick to make an impact at the power forward position. "I will be counted on to guard the big men and also to step out and guard the outside shot. I can also have the ability to score inside and out with my new team."

Nick is waiting for the next step which will be to move on campus and get ready to start over.

This past season at Alabama, Nick averaged over 8 points a game and nearly 4 rebounds per game. He will provide Georgia Tech with a good inside man with his defense and ability to score.


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