July 13, 2016
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech has added a pair of graduate transfers to its team for the 2016-17 season — 6-8 forward Kellen McCormick from Western Michigan University and 6-7 forward Jodan Price of Eastern Michigan University — Yellow Jacket head coach Josh Pastner announced.
Both players received their undergraduate degrees in April from their previous institutions — McCormick in management and Price in computer information systems — and will enroll at Tech for the fall semester. Both signed grants-in-aid with the Yellow Jackets this week.
“We’re happy to have Kellen and Jodan finish out their basketball careers at Georgia Tech,” said Pastner. “We obviously lost a lot statistically from last year’s team, and they give us veteran depth and experience. We’re excited that they are taking the opportunity to come here and help our program move ahead.”
“We’re excited to add two quality student-athletes to our roster at this time so late in the off-season,” said Pastner. “While we are fortunate to have them to shore up the roster and give us the necessary veteran depth and experience, they are both excited to take advantage of the opportunity to earn their graduate degrees at Georgia Tech. It’s a perfect fit.”
McCormick, originally from West Bloomfield, Mich., and the son of former Michigan center Tim McCormick, played 95 games over three seasons at Western Michigan, averaging 4.4 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. He also connected on 42 percent of his three-point field goal tries (102-of-243) and 45.1 percent overall.
Price, originally from Indianapolis, Ind., played in 63 games, starting 10, in two seasons at Eastern Michigan, and averaged 4.3 points and 1.7 rebounds. He played his freshman year at DePaul, playing in eight games. Price’s uncle Joseph played at Notre Dame in the mid-1980s and is now the head coach at Grambling State, and his uncle Jovon played at Purdue in the early 1970s.
The additions of McCormick and Price bring the Yellow Jackets’ roster to 13 players for Pastner’s first season. Tech has a trio of incoming freshmen already enrolled in the summer term, including Justin Moore, a 6-4 point guard from San Diego, Calif. (Mission Bay High School), Josh Okogie, a 6-4 guard from Snellville, Ga. (Shiloh High School) and Christian Matthews, a 6-6 wing player from Clinton, Md. (National Christian Academy).
They join seven returning letterwinners, including senior forward Quinton Stephens (6-9, Atlanta, Ga.), senior guards Josh Heath (6-2, Tampa, Fla.), and Corey Heyward (6-1, Duluth, Ga.) and junior guard Tadric Jackson (6-2, Tifton, Ga.), who have started 76 games between them in their careers, and junior center Ben Lammers (6-10, San Antonio, Texas).
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