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Tech Men Take Their Turn at ACC Tipoff Wednesday

THE FLATS – Head coach Josh Pastner and returning senior starters Kyle Sturdivant and Rodney Howard are representing the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team Wednesday at the ACC Tipoff, the conference’s annual media day, in Charlotte, N.C. Fans can watch much of the activity live throughout the day on the ACC Network and ACC Network Extra.

Tech’s seventh-year head coach and student-athletes will participate in a variety of interviews, press conferences, photo shoots and other activities with local, regional and national television and radio outlets. They will appear together for a press conference at noon that will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra (click link to view), and will appear separately live on the ACC Network (Pastner at 12:45 p.m., Howard and Sturdivant at 1 p.m.).

ACC Network will be live on site from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sturdivant, a senior from Norcross, Ga., enters this third season on The Flats after transferring from Southern California prior to the 2020-21 season. The 6-3 point guard started all 32 games a year ago and is the Yellow Jackets’ top returning scorer at 7.6 points per game. Howard, a senior from Ypsilanti, Mich., likewise is in his third season at Tech after playing his freshman year at Georgia. The 6-11 center started 25 games last year, missing five with an ankle injury, and averaged 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

Rodney Howard (top) and Kyle Sturdivant are the Yellow Jackets’ top two returning scorers from the 2021-22 season. (photos by Danny Karnik)

 

Pastner is just one year removed from guiding Tech to an ACC Championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2021, and coaching the Jackets to back-to-back 17-win seasons. His seventh Tech team includes a trio of promising sophomores in Dallan “Deebo” Coleman (Memphis, Tenn.), Miles Kelly (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and Jalon Moore (Birmingham, Ala.), junior point guard Deivon Smith (Loganville, Ga.), and a pair of new transfers in senior guard Lance Terry (College Park, Ga.) and forward Ja’von Franklin (Little Rock, Ark.).

The Yellow Jackets open the 2022-23 season on Nov. 7 at home against Clayton State, and open their ACC schedule at North Carolina on Dec. 10.

Information on season tickets for the 2022-23 Georgia Tech season is available here.

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ABOUT GEORGIA TECH MEN’S BASKETBALL

Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team won the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship in 2021 after finishing fourth in the regular season. Tech has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, winning four ACC Championships (1985, 1990, 1993, 2021), playing in the NCAA Tournament 17 times and playing 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) and Instagram. For more information on Tech basketball, visit Ramblinwreck.com.

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