Haywood ready to start something special

Brewster Academy recruit Curtis Haywood recently committed to Georgia Tech. Curtis gave Tech Coach Josh Pastner what he’s been looking for in the 2017 class. He can play multiple positions and he’s a shooter.


The 6’5” Haywood has helped Brewster get off to a 12-0 start to the season. He’s happy that he’s made his decision and can now concentrate on his senior season. “I picked the school that is best for me. Georgia Tech is a great place and perfect for what I want in a college.”

The vibe that Curtis got on his visit led to his selecting Tech. “I love Atlanta. It’s a great city to live in in my opinion.” Curtis liked that there is so much to do in Atlanta. “I mean I love the tall buildings and all the sports stuff around town to do. You don't have far to go to have a good time when you do have some free time.”

Haywood has built a strong relationship with Coach Josh Pastner, Coach Tavaras Hardy, and the rest of the Tech staff. “Coach Pastner is a high energy guy that expects nothing but the best from himself and his players. This is kind of like myself.”

Curtis also got along well with the current players on the team. Freshman Christian Matthews, Tadric Jackson, and Justin Moore were three of the players that Curtis enjoyed spending time with on the visit. “We have a lot in common and got along great.” Curtis feels that with the players returning next season and with the incoming freshmen that a strong foundation is being laid for the future of Georgia Tech basketball.

When Curtis was ready to make his decision, he told Coach Pastner that he was ready to come in and do what it takes to make Tech better. “I’ll come in and give him 100% every time out on the court whether it is practice or a game. I will also take care of my class work.”

Coach Pastner feels that with the offense he plays, Haywood needs to be ready to play the wing, shooting guard, and point guard. “He told me to be ready to hustle and play and up-tempo game.” Curtis feels that he can bang on the boards and make the opponents guard him on the perimeter.

Since his commit, Curtis has been in touch with Tech signee Jose Alvarado. "Both of us can't wait to get there and start our careers. We are ready to work hard to get Tech back on the national map in basketball. We want to be the start of something special at Georgia Tech.


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