May 8, 2006

Hoops: Post-April recruiting notebook

April may be the off-season for the Georgia Tech men's basketball team but the coaches traveled from coast to coast looking for talent in the class of 2007 and 2008. After three straight weekends on the road at national tournaments, the recruiting picture became clearer in certain instances but also became cloudier in others. JacketsOnline.com tackles the burning questions of the Yellow Jackets recruiting picture.


The staff bounced around the country, making stops at the Real Deal on the Hill, Las Vegas Easter Classic, Rockin' the Rock, Kingwood Classic, Pittsburgh Jam Fest, King James Shooting Stars Classic, Next Level Invitational, Double Pump Invitational and a number of high schools during the week to see prospects.


Did anything change on the Georgia Tech recruiting plan for the class of 2007 in April?


The Next Level tournament in Dallas yielded a lot of information, particularly at the point guard position. Paul Hewitt spent a good part of his time Big D watching four point guards.


Main target Maurice Miller played productive all month long but didn't put together a wow tournament like some other targets. He's efficient at the point, can shoot the ball from deep and will lead a team. His play projects him being a good complimentary guard for two years and then making his way into the starter's role, which is what Tech wants in a point guard in this class.

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