Monday, October 24, 2005

Hoops Recruiting - Thaddeus Young to.....

..... drum roll please............................................. GEORGIA TECH!!!!!!!!

What a huge pick-up for Paul Hewitt and Staff. This just vaulted the Georgia Tech recruiting class into the top 10 for sure. We are talking about 2 top 10 kids along with 2 very solid big men in Brad Sheehan and Zach Peacock. Rivals ranks Javaris Crittenton as the #1 PG in the nation and he's a top 5 PG from all the other services. Thaddeus Young is ranked #3 overall in the nation by and #7 in the nation by Young is a 6'8" 200lb swingman, considered by most to be the most versatile player in the country. Oh, did I mention that he's an outstanding 4.0 GPA student? Combine this with a very young, talented team, and things are looking very interesting in the future. Kudos to Coach Hewitt!!!!!

Young's recruitment has been an up-and-down, at times ugly affair. You can fully expect some ugliness and fallout from his decision to chose GT, but that comes with the territory for a bigtime player. In the end, it looks like Coach Hewitt's laid back approach, the strong academics, the city of ATL, and playing in the ACC were the difference.

Thaddeus - glad that your heart led you to the Jackets. Welcome aboard.