@GTMBK Conducting Open Scrimmage Saturday

Oct. 20, 2014

Traffic alerts for Saturday due to Taste of Atlanta at Tech Square

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team will conduct its first open-to-the-public event Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with an intrasquad scrimmage at 12:30 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion.

The scrimmage is free of charge, though the Tech sales staff will on hand for Yellow Jacket fans interested in purchasing tickets for the 2014-15 season. Full season tickets and 9-game ACC packs are available online or by calling the ticket office at 888-TECH-TIX.

The Yellow Jackets will be on the main concourse for an autograph session following the scrimmage.

Free parking is available in the main McCamish Pavilion lot, on 8th Street and Fowler Street, and in the lower level of Peters Parking Deck (4th and Fowler Streets). One concession stand will be open for thirsty and hungry fans. All fans must enter through the East entrance (same side as the main parking lot), and doors will open at 12 noon. Fans are reminded to avoid the Tech Square area (5th Street Bridge and Spring Street), which will be closed for the Taste of Atlanta event.

This will be the first opportunity for Tech fans to watch head coach Brian Gregory’s fourth Yellow Jacket team in a competitive event. Gregory’s first recruits- forward Marcus Georges-Hunt and guards Chris Bolden and Corey Heyward – are in their third season in the Tech program and have combined for 107 career starts.

Georges-Hunt, a 6-5 junior, ranks seventh among the ACC’s returning players in career points and is the Jackets’ top returning scorer at 11.7 points per game. Bolden has averaged 6.4 points per game over his career, while Heyward compiled a solid 45/26 assist-turnover ratio as Tech’s starting point guard. Also back are 6-8 sophomore forward Quinton Stephens (3.6 ppg) and 6-0 red-shirt freshman guard Travis Jorgenson (4.3 ppg).

Tech, which is in its third week of pre-season practice, has a bevy of new faces, including three transfer big men in 6-8 seniors Robert Sampson (Atlanta, Ga.) and Demarco Cox (Yazoo City, Miss.), who came from East Carolina and Ole Miss, respectively, and 6-8 junior Charles Mitchell (Marietta, Ga.), who came from Maryland. The depth of the post group is further bolstered by a pair of freshmen in 6-10 Ben Lammers (San Antonio, Texas) and 6-9 Abdoulaye Gueye (Dakar, Senegal).

Josh Heath, a 6-0 junior from Tampa, Fla., arrived from South Florida (17 games, four starts last season) to give the Yellow Jackets three talented and experienced point guards along with Heyward and Jorgenson.

Tadric Jackson, a 6-2 guard who was the Georgia state high school player of the year in 2013-14, joins a deep group of wing players led by Georges-Hunt, Bolden and Stephens.

About Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball

Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team is beginning its fourth year under head coach Brian Gregory. The Yellow Jackets have been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, won three ACC Championships (1985, 1990, 1993), played in the NCAA Tournament 16 times and played in two Final Fours (1990, 2004). Connect with Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball on social media by liking their Facebook Page, or following on Twitter (@GTMBK).

For more information on Tech basketball, visit Ramblinwreck.com. Tickets for men’s basketball can be purchased here.

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