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Transfer Ryan Mutombo to Join Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball

THE FLATSRyan Mutombo, a 7-2 center from Atlanta who played the last three seasons at Georgetown, has signed a grant-in-aid to join the Georgia Tech men’s basketball program, head coach Damon Stoudamire announced. He will have one season of eligibility with the Yellow Jackets.

Mutombo attended The Lovett School in Atlanta before signing with the Hoyas, and is the son of former Georgetown and Atlanta Hawks great Dikembe Mutombo. The younger Mutombo played 54 games at Georgetown, making one start, and averaged 8.1 minutes, 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds over his three seasons there. He also connected in 51.8 percent of his shots from the floor.

“We’re excited about bringing Ryan into our program,” said Stoudamire, now in his second year at the helm of the Yellow Jackets. “He gives us size and shot blocking ability as well as added depth in our front court.  A lot like Javian and Luke, his experience will help us well.”

Highly recruited out of Lovett, Mutombo was a rated a four-star prospect and ranked No. 112 in the nation by 247Sports in the class of 2021. He made the all-state first team selected by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and scored more than 1,500 points in his high school career. His best season at Georgetown came as a freshman, when he played in 27 games and averaged 5.1 points and 3.0 rebounds while blocking 23 shots, second on the team.

Mutombo is the third transfer to commit to the Yellow Jackets, joining 6-2 guard Javian McCollum from Oklahoma and 6-8 wing Luke O’Brien from Colorado. Tech also has put together a recruiting class that has been rated the 14th-best in the nation with high school prospects Cole Kirouac, a 6-11 center from Cumming, Ga., who attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., his senior year, Jaeden Mustaf of Bowie, Md., a 6-4 guard who also attended Overtime Elite, Doryan Onwuchekwa, a 6-11 center from DeSoto, Texas who attended Faith Family Academy of Oak Cliff, and Darrion Sutton, a 6-8 forward from St. Louis, Mo., who attends Overtime Elite in Atlanta.

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Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team is in its second year under head coach Damon Stoudamire. Tech has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, won four ACC Championships (1985, 1990, 1993, 2021), played in the NCAA Tournament 17 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 X (@GTMBB) and Instagram. For more information on Tech basketball, visit


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