Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Recruiting - Hoops

Alade Aminu, one of our SIGNED recruits for the 2005 class is really coming into his own:

Aminu is averaging 20 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks. He is playing only his fourth year of organized basketball. Aminu chose Georgia Tech over Texas, Kansas and Cincinnati.

"Alade is very athletic, very quick, very agile and runs the floor very well . . . which is stuff you can't teach," Sandifer said. "I've coached him for four years and have seen so much improvement. And he's got potential to get so much better. I think Tech got a good one."

On another recruiting note, GT is the top choice right now for Kimmani Barrett:

The 6-foot-6 Barrett, a junior wing who is being courted heavily by Seton Hall, but ranks Georgia Tech as his top choice, scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the first half when Paterson Catholic built a 38-31 lead. He capped the first half with a last-second three-pointer that caromed off the backboard, giving the Cougars tremendous momentum going into the break.

This on international recruiting.....

Kansas fans don't need to be reminded of foreign influence.

Luke Schenscher, Georgia Tech's 7-foot-1 center and a native of Australia, scored 15 points and helped eliminate the Jayhawks in the Elite Eight last season.