Standout guard from the state of Florida who moved into the starting lineup early in his freshman season and steadily improved as the season progressed … Left-handed guard with a high IQ, excellent playmaker and good positional size, pass first but not pass only … His outside shot and importance as a scorer improved markedly over the latter half of his freshman season … Starred on a national powerhouse at Montverde Academy following an all-star career at Oak Ridge High School … His uncle played college basketball as South Alabama and professionally in Europe … Majoring in business administration.
“He really knows how to play and has a high IQ in the game,” said Tech coach Josh Pastner. “He’s a very good passer and shooter as well. He’s got great size for his position, and he fits what Georgia Tech is about.”
Steadily improving combo guard with a high IQ who averaged 32.3 minutes per game … Ranked 11th in ACC in average minutes in conference games (35.4), and seventh among major conference freshmen … Entered the starting lineup Dec. 19 at Arkansas and started Tech’s last 23 games, consistently progressing after missing six weeks of pre-season practice with a right big toe injury … Tech’s third-leading scorer overall (9.7) and in ACC games (10.4 ppg) … Hit 43.8 percent of his three-point tries on conference play, best on the team and better than all but two of the qualifying ACC players in conference rankings (2.0 made per game minimum) … Connected on 32-for-68 three-point shots over Tech’s last 15 games (47.1 pct.), just 12-of-40 (30 pct.) in his first 17 games … Scored career highs in consecutive games with 18 at Notre Dame, then 22 at Virginia Tech (12-24 FG, 8-12 3pt combined) … Averaged 11.6 ppg in his last five games, including 20 vs. Boston College … Scored in double digits 15 times, including nine times in his last 14 games — had 13 at Miami, 10 at Virginia, 10 vs. Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament … No. 2 on team in steals (44), blocked 16 shots … Hit 71.0 percent from the foul line (66-of-93), second on team in FT and third in FTA … Made tremendous improvement in his rebounding, averaging 3.7 in conference play.
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Consensus four-star prospect listed No. 43 nationally and No. 13 at the point guard position by Rivals; No. 45 overall and No. 9 at his position by 247Sports rankings … Attended and played his senior year for coach Kevin Boyle at Montverde Academy in Orlando, Fla., which compiled a perfect 36-0 record in 2017-18 and a claim to the Geico National Championship title … Ranked No. 1 by both USA Today and ESPN Fab 50 … Averaged 14,4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while converting 63 percent of his field goal attempts and 52 percent of his threes (68 made) … Scored 21 points with three rebounds and three assists when Montverde beat Davie (Fla.) University School in the national championship game … Scored 11 points in the national semifinal, a 71-53 win over Findlay Prep (Nev.), a few months after hitting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer as Montverde edged Findlay Prep, 69-67 to win the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament … Was named MVP of that tournament with 26 points in the title game … Prior to that, was a two-time all-area guard at Oak Ridge High School, which went 66-20 in his three seasons as a starter under coach O’Neil Lubin … Averaged 22.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists as a junior for the Pioneers … Also was an honor roll student with a 4.5 GPA.