THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will be introduced to the Tech student body and participate in the unveiling of their new adidas uniforms at “Live at the Thrillerdome,” set for Friday, Oct. 19, at McCamish Pavilion.
The Tech Athletic Association is partnering with the Institute’s Student Center Programs Council on the preseason event, which will conclude with the annual Fall Concert. The artist and other details of the concert will be announced in the near future.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the event, which will last from 8-10 p.m. Georgia Tech students will be admitted free and be able to purchase one ticket for a guest at $10. A limited number of tickets will available to Georgia Tech basketball season ticket holders for $35. Details on how to purchase tickets will be announced in the next few weeks.
“We’re looking forward to what promises to be a great event and help get people excited about our season,” said Tech men’s head coach Josh Pastner. “I know our players will be excited to meet and greet with our students and fans, not to mention help unveil our new uniforms. They’ve been working hard over the summer and since fall semester began to improve and show our fans some good basketball.”
“We are really excited about our adidas uniform reveal, but we are even more excited to reveal this special group,” said Tech women’s coach MaChelle Joseph. “You don’t want to miss this Georgia Tech basketball historic event.”
LIVE AT THE THRILLERDOME
When: Friday, October 19, 8-10 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Location: McCamish Pavilion
- Introduction to Tech’s men’s and women’s basketball teams
- Unveil of new adidas basketball uniforms for both teams
- Fall concert (artist and other details to come)
- Free to current Georgia Tech students (must claim ticket in advance
- Students can purchase one (1) guest ticket for $10/ticket
- A limited number of tickets will be available for the Georgia Tech season ticket holders at $35 per ticket
- Information on how to purchase and claim tickets will follow in the next few weeks
Season tickets remain available for the 2018-19 men’s home schedule, starting at $290, which is less than $15 per game. Other great benefits of purchasing season tickets include participating in an exclusive season ticket holder event with Coach Pastner and the team, priority access to purchase single-game and postseason tickets, season parking options and more.
Season tickets for the 2018-19 women’s basketball season are available for $65 per seat and $150 for courtside seats (which sold out in 2017-18). Current men’s basketball season ticket holders can purchase women’s basketball season tickets at a discounted rate of $30 per seat.
The Yellow Jacket men host Florida Tech on Nov. 3 for an exhibition game, then open the regular season Nov. 9 against Lamar at McCamish Pavilion. The women host Coastal Georgia Nov. 4 for an exhibition and begin the regular season Nov. 9 on the road against Houston.
Men’s head coach Josh Pastner welcomes back six of the Yellow Jackets’ top nine players from last season, centered around a promising sophomore group that includes point guard Jose Alvarado (Brooklyn, N.Y.), wing guard Curtis Haywood II (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and forwards Evan Cole (Cumming, Ga.) and Moses Wright (Raleigh, N.C.), as well as veteran seniors Brandon Alston (Vienna, Va.) and Abdoulaye Gueye (Dakar, Senegal) and transfer guard Shembari Phillips (Atlanta, Ga.). Tech also welcomes a freshman class ranked No. 41 in the nation and includes four-star guard Michael Devoe (Orlando, Fla.) and three-star forwards Khalid Moore (New York, N.Y.) and Kristian Sjolund (Katy, Texas).
Georgia Tech women’s basketball returns seven letterwinners from last season’s squad highlighted by four returning starters in forward Lorela Cubaj (Terni, Italy) and guards Kierra Fletcher (Warren, Mich.), Francesca Pan (Bassano del Grappa, Italy) and Chanin Scott (Charlotte, N.C.). Six newcomers join the 2018-19 roster coming in as a top-10 ranked recruiting class that includes two McDonald’s All-Americans with Elizabeth Balogun (Lagos, Nigeria) and Liz Dixon (Memphis, Tenn.). Also joining the roster are guards Jasmine Carson (Memphis, Tenn.), Kondalia Montgomery (Tacoma, Wash.) and Lotta-Maj Lahtinen (Helsinki, Finland) and forward D’asia Gregg (Florence, S.C.).