Friday, May 09, 2008

Hoops - Transfer on the way?

Evidently Paul Hewitt hinted on the beesball radio show that Georgia Tech would be finalizing a transfer from another school soon.

Not sure who it is, but off the top of my head, here are some prominant players who have recently announced their intent to leave their current schools - and who were recruited by Georgia Tech:

Kelly had GT on his final cut, but ended up at UConn. Now that the season is over, it's time for Jim Calhoun's annual "push the kids out the door month". This year's recipient is Curtis - who has announced his intent to leave. Kelly is a 6'9" forward in the mold of a Thaddeus Young, only not as polished or smooth. He was the headliner in his UConn recruiting class, which had about 6 or 7 kids in it (including another guy GT pushed hard with - Stanley Robinson).

Also of note is the Kelly's teammate Guard Doug Wiggins has announced his transfer also.

The son of famous player and Boston Celtic head coach Doc Rivers is the 2nd player to announce he's leaving Georgetown since the end of the season. He's a 6'4" Guard much in the mold of guys that Paul Hewitt likes. Right now word on the street is that Indiana might have an inside track.

Some minor involvement in his recruiting process, but worth noting. Macklin is a 6'9" power forward.

There are 3 guys leaving San Diego State, but I don't think GT was in the mix with any of them.

Here are some others who have announced their intent to leave, with no resolution yet. There are some repeats.

Justin Tubbs, Alabama
Nate Rakestraw, Arkansas
Daye Kaba, BC
Caleb Patterson, Colorado
Stephen Wood , Duquesne
Jonathan Mitchell, Florida
Jeremiah Rivers, Georgiatown
Matt Pilgrim, Hampton
Brian Carlwell , Illinois
JaMarcus Ellis, Indiana
DeAndre Thomas, Indiana
Tony Freeman , Iowa
Robbie Jackson, Marshall
Jesse Oglesby, Marshall
Ekpe Udoh, Michigan
Zach Graves , Montana
Dave Vanderjagt , Montana
Jay-R Strowbridge, Nebraska
Shang Ping , Nebraska
Jay-R Strowbridge, Nebraska
DeAngelo Jones , New Mexico State
JayDee Luster , New Mexico State
Wendell McKines, New Mexico State
Eric Wallace, Ohio State
Tony Neysmith, Oklahoma
Drew Viney, Oregon
Malcom Thomas, Pepperdine
Cassin Diggs, Pittsburgh
Dwain Williams, Providence
Scott Martin , Purdue
Vinnie McGhee, Sacramento State
D.J. Rivera, Saint Joseph's
Adam Knollmeyer , Saint Louis
Anthony Mitchell, Saint Louis
Marcus Relphorde, Saint Louis
Chris De La Rosa, Siena
Orane Chin, South Florida
Aaron Holmes, South Florida
Amu Saaka, South Florida
Jordan Armstrong, Southern Illinois
Brandon Wood, Southern Illinois
Larry Wright, St. John's
Duke Crews, Tennessee
Ramar Smith, Tennessee
Chace Stanback, UCLA
Bryan Bouchie , Valparaiso
Stephen Sauls , Washington State
John Sexton , William & Mary
Charles Bronson, Xavier