July 10, 2013
THE FLATS – With Duke, North Carolina and new Atlantic Coast Conference members Notre Dame and Pittsburgh on the 17-game home slate, season tickets for the 2013-14 Georgia Tech men’s basketball campaign will go on sale to the general public beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11.
In its second season playing on campus in McCamish Pavilion, where the Yellow Jackets were among the nation’s leaders in attendance growth last season (more than 2,400 per game), Tech also hosts defending conference champion Miami, Boston College, Clemson, Virginia and Virginia Tech. The non-conference slate is highlighted by the Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Illinois, as well as Gregory’s former school, Dayton.
Base prices for Tech season tickets remain unchanged from last season – $330 to the general public, $264 for Tech faculty, staff and letterwinners, and a discounted rate of $198 for new alumni. Tech Fund contributions apply to certain seat locations in McCamish Pavilion.
“Our upcoming season promises a lot of excitement,” said Tech director of athletics Mike Bobinski. “Our program’s growth and development under Brian Gregorycontinues, and our entire squad has made a tremendous investment in skill and strength development as they look to make their mark in Georgia Tech basketball history.”
Tech fans may purchase season tickets by visiting the ticket office at 150 Bobby Dodd Way, calling 888-TECH-TIX or online.
Dates and times for all of Tech’s games in the Jackets’ third year under head coach Brian Gregorywill be announced later this summer. The remainder of the Yellow Jackets’ non-conference schedule includes Delaware State, East Tennessee State, Kennesaw State, Missouri Valley State, North Carolina A&T and Presbyterian.
Gregory welcomes back four starters and the Yellow Jackets’ top four scorers from a team that went 16-15 a year ago, a five-win improvement from the 2011-12 season. Senior center Daniel Miller was named to the ACC’s All-Defensive team, while sophomore forward Robert Carter, Jr., was named to the conference’s All-Freshman team. Carter, Jr., and leading scorer Marcus Georges-Huntwere invited to training camp for USA Basketball’s Under-19 team.
Senior forward Kammeon Holsey established himself as one of the ACC’s top sixth men, while sophomore guard Chris Bolden grabbed a spot in the starting lineup at mid-season and proved himself a capable scorer. Explosive senior guard/forward Jason Morris is fully recovered from a foot injury that kept him out of action for an extended period of time last season, and red-shirt freshman guard Corey Heywardis expected to be at full strength following a knee injury.
Also returning are sophomore point guard Solomon Poole and his brother, junior guard Stacey Poole, Jr., and the Yellow Jackets have added a pair of highly-regarded freshmen in point guard Travis Jorgenson and forward Quinton Stephens.