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Men’s Basketball Signs Two Top Prospects

THE FLATS – Four-star guard Jaeden Mustaf and three-star center Cole Kirouac, both of whom have Atlanta ties, signed letters-of-intent Wednesday to join Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball program, head coach Damon Stoudamire announced.

Mustaf, a 6-6 combo guard whose father Jerrod starred at Maryland in the late 1980s, hails from Bowie, Md., but is attending Overtime Elite in Atlanta for his senior year after attending Carmel Christian Academy in North Carolina last year. Kirouac, a rapidly developing 6-11 big man, is from Cumming, Ga., and attended North Forsyth High School before enrolling at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., for his senior year.

“Jaeden has a lot of potential. He’s a really physical guard, strong and mature, and I’m looking forward to coaching him,” said Stoudamire. “I’ve loved Cole from the first time I saw him because he has so much potential. I have no doubt he’ll impact our program in a major way.”

Mustaf is ranked No. 48 overall in the 247Sports composite ranking, and No. 6 at his position. He earned all-state honors last season at Carmel Christian School, leading the Cougars to a 28-4 record and a berth in the state championship game. He averaged 15.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He began his prep career at legendary DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., where his father attended. There, he averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a sophomore. He also enjoyed a standout summer on the Nike EYBL Circuit in 2023 and was named MVP of the 2022 adidas 3SSB 17U Championship.

“He’s a really good downhill driver and a good defender and playmaker,” added Stoudamire. “I’m really looking forward to mixing him in to the things that we’re doing here, I think he fits perfectly. He gives us a really physical presence from the guard position. He can attack, he can pass, he can draw fouls and get to the free throw line. That will carry him a long way.”

Ranked No. 31 among centers and No. 182 overall in the 247Sports composite ranking, Kirouac attended North Forsyth High School in Cumming, where he was named honorable mention all-state and also to the 6A Region 8 all-region team for his play throughout the 2022-23 season. Kirouac made the 6A Region 8 all-tournament team for his performance in the postseason, and was selected to play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association all-star game after the season. For the 2022-23 season, he averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots per game. He played AAU ball for the Atlanta Xpress, and finished fifth in rebounding on the UA Next Circuit in 2023 (8.2 rpg).

“I’m not putting any cap on him, but his best basketball is down the road,” said Stoudamire. “The way we like to play, offensively, he’s going to be really good. Defensively, he can block shots and defend really well. The biggest thing for us and Cole is to make sure he keeps getting stronger.”


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