Nov. 4, 2014
THE FLATS – An Atlanta native who attended South Atlanta High School with former Tech star Derrick Favors, Nick Jacobs transferred to Georgia Tech from Alabama, and will sit out the 2014-15 season and play his final year in 2015-16.
Jacobs played in 93 games and made 57 starts for the Crimson Tide, averaging 7.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
Before enrolling at Alabama, Jacobs led South Atlanta High School to the AAA state title and was named AAA player of the year in Georgia. He was a four-star-rated prospect, was ranked the No. 10 forward in his class and the 85th-best prospect overall.
Jacobs wore No. 15 at Alabama, but will wear No. 54 at Tech.
Shoe Size: 14
Roommates: Chuck Mitchell, Rand Rowland
Three Words That Describe Me: Tall, handsome and smart
Favorite Food: Salad
Favorite Late Night Snack: Water, oranges
Meal I Prepare Most Often: Chicken tenders
Favorite Spot on Campus: My room
Favorite Childhood Activity: Play ball
Favorite TV Channel: Cartoon Network
Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: Obama becoming President
Celebrity Crush: My mom, Cheryl Jacobs
Biggest Fear: Fear is a choice, I choose not to fear anything. Choosing fear is a weakness.
Job I’d Like Outside of Basketball: Lawyer
Favorite Sports Movie: The Blind Side
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Avengers
Best Sports Talent Besides Basketball: Football
Favorite Pro Athlete: My brother, Jeremy
Favorite Non-NBA Pro Team: Atlanta Falcons
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: Tennis
Most Memorable Sports Moment: Winning the championship in high school
Pregame Ritual: Listening to R&B songs
My Focus This Summer: Getting my body right
Favorite Coach Gregory Phrase: “I’m watching you Nick Jacobs, you can’t fool me.”
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: Campus, student life