BASKETBALL RECRUITING

Tech basketball coach Paul Hewitt gets high marks for his second recruiting class, featuring 6-10 power forward Chris Bosh, rated the nation's No. 5 player by Hoop Scoop.

The suspense and long waits for decisions that often plagued Bobby Cremins in his last few years on the Flats were avoided this year as Paul Hewitt signed three standout recruits on the first day of the early signing period.

The Jackets signed Chris Bosh, the highly-sought power forward from Lincoln High in Dallas, Jarrett Jack, a 6-3 guard from Worcester, Massachusetts, and Theodus Tarver, a 6-9 forward-center from Carroll High School in Monroe, Louisiana. Bosh and Tarver will give the jackets much needed size up front.

"My assistant coaches Dean Keener, Willie Reese and Cliff Warren did a great job recruiting these kids, and I give them credit fore recruiting two classes that Georgia Tech can be proud of," coach Hewitt said Wednesday.

In addition to Bosh's high ranking nationally, Tarver was ranked the No. 21 power forward by RivalHoops.com and Jack was rated RivalHoops' 10th best point guard.

The good news: Tech's class was ranked 10th nationally overall by Future Stars scouting service. The not-so-good news: Duke, Maryland and North Carolina all ranked higher.


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