Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Re-cap of Dickey story - more details

Here is the Dave Telep story on Ra'Sean:

Tech Lands 3rd Top 100 Prospect
By Dave Telep National Recruiting Analyst
Date: Oct 29, 2003

Don’t look now but Georgia Tech has three Top 100 commits. The latest comes from the No. 42 player in America, power forward Ra’Sean Dickey.

Paul Hewitt’s Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have secured verbal commitments from three Top 100 players. Zam Frederick and Anthony Morrow were the first to pledge their allegiance to Hewitt and this week, No. 42 Ra’Sean Dickey joined them.
According to Dickey’s AAU coach, Dion Bethea, the second South Carolina Raven – Zam being the first – is headed to Atlanta.

“It really started with Zam first. Kentucky was in the lead with him and then Georgia Tech came around,” Bethea said. “It all started with him first.”

The Jackets kept up with Dickey all summer long and withstood runs by Auburn and Iowa State among others. At first it didn’t look like the pair would wind up playing college ball together but the AAU teammates made it work in the end.

“They were going at them individually but it just worked out in their favor by both of them coming.”

Maybe even more so than Frederick and Morrow, Dickey had to see the opportunity for immediate playing time. With an early NBA departure and a transfer, there are minutes to be had up front for the Jackets.

“He saw it as being an opportunity for him to go in and play right away being that Chris Bosh is not there and Ed Nelson left. He wants to play at the next level. Of course he’s playing in the best conference in the country, the ACC.”

And Paul Hewitt is happy to have him. Next up for the Jackets? It’s no secret that Randolph Morris is the prospect Hewitt covets."