Hello My Name Is... Shaheed Medlock

Oct. 19, 2016

THE FLATS – A native of Waycross, Ga., freshman Shaheed Medlock comes to the Flats after lettering for four years at Ware County High School under head coach Tre Hill.

The 6-foot-5 guard served as the team captain his final three years at Ware County and earned the reputation of an outstanding defensive player. He is attending Georgia Tech on a Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship.

Shoe Size: 14

Roommate: Josh H., Josh O., Tadric

Three words that describe me: Positive, Improving, Defense

Favorite food: Salmon

Favorite late night snack: Fruit

Meal I prepare most often: Smoothie

Favorite interest, activity or hobby outside of basketball: Training/workout

App on your phone you use the most: Text messaging if not Snapchat

Favorite spot on campus: McCamish

Favorite childhood activity: Basketball

Favorite TV show: ESPN College Basketball

Moment in history I’d like to have witnessed: Michael Jordan defeats Detroit Pistons

Favorite place you have traveled to: Miami

Celebrity crush: Skylar Diggins

Job I’d like outside of basketball: Entrepreneur

Favorite sports movie: Michael Jordan: His Airness

Favorite non-sports movie: Space Jam

Best sports talent besides basketball: Boxing, Football, Track

Favorite NBA player: Michael Jordan

Favorite non-NBA athlete: Muhammad Ali

Favorite non-NBA professional team: Oakland Raiders

Favorite Georgia Tech sport to watch: Basketball

Most memorable sports moment: Michael Jordan Flu Game

Pregame ritual: Imagine what’s going to happen, see myself playing, the challenges, the setting

My focus this summer: Improve my body and mind; get better

Favorite Coach Pastner phrase: If you want to play, you have to show up

What I’m looking forward to most about Georgia Tech: Great Education – Degree, great basketball career, great learning experience, connections

Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team is in its first year under head coach Josh Pastner. Tech has 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 (@GTMBB).

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


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