2022-23 GTWBB

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Give me a guarantee that we are dancing anywhere and I'll take it right now. Though I really do think we will have a better season than most are predicting. The addition of Swartz, Jackson and the new freshman will provide us with a much more dynamic offense. Sure our defense will take a hit without Cubaj and Lahtinen but I'm ok with winning games in the 70's instead of in the 50's.
 

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Give me a guarantee that we are dancing anywhere and I'll take it right now. Though I really do think we will have a better season than most are predicting. The addition of Swartz, Jackson and the new freshman will provide us with a much more dynamic offense. Sure our defense will take a hit without Cubaj and Lahtinen but I'm ok with winning games in the 70's instead of in the 50's.
I think you are right on all accounts. A ten seed gets you a ticket to the dance. Agree about losing those veterans, especially how a big can clog the middle and make up for someone losing their opponent on a drive or to cover up an open pass inside. Although I’ll repeat what one of my coaches told us, “you guys do not need talent to play defense.” He stressed getting low, staying on your feet, shifting laterally and keeping them in front of you.
 

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https://www.proballers.com/basketball/player/240305/annika-soltau/games
6’4” SF- Germany- GT Recruit; At the BWB Showcase Europe, she was rated as a Top 5 prospect. Capsule summary: Soltau showcased in Milan many of the tools that make her one of Germany's top young talents in a quickly improving youth national team system. She has great length which allows her to be a good shotblocker - both as a helper or on players driving against her to the basket - but she also can handle the ball very well for a player her size. Soltau seems equally comfortable inside and outside the paint - able to drive past bigger and smaller players from the perimeter while also possessing an array of post moves and the ability to finish with both hands. She also is a solid passer, equally on the move or in the post passing out of a double team.
 
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More on Soltau: With great length and plenty of skills to go with her wingspan that allows her to block shots at one end of the floor and score at the other, Soltau is an exciting prospect. She will anchor this German team in the paint, but she is also comfortable handling the ball and putting it on the floor, having already honed her skills at the prestigious Basketball Without Borders camp. She had a double-double of 17.4 points and 11.4 rebounds last year in the FIBA U16 Women's European Challengers.

2021: Statistics: 17.4 PTS, 11.4 REB - 22.2 EFF
It proved to be a historic and memorable campaign for Germany as they qualified for the FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup for the first time. At the heart of their success was the work of Soltau who recorded a fantastic tournament double-double to carry her team in so many of the games. A great prospect, Germany have produced some excellent wing and frontcourt players in recent years and the future looks incredibly exciting with players like Soltau coming down the track as well.
 

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Jessica Fields/ 2025/6’1” Guard/Wing. Teammate of Kara Dunn during 2021-22. 2A 1st Tm. All-State. Brother is Justin Fields. UGA, GT(2021)& a host of schools have offered. Prestigious Wooten Camp. One of the top players in her class.
 

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Montverde Academy WBB ballers: We have a supposedly 33 1/3 shot at Sheppard, although her HC Special Jennings is an Xavier graduate and Miss. St. is strong as the third finalist. Costa originally from Brazil, GT has a chance at. Cori Allen, Tech did offer. She has visited Illinois, most recently. Vivian Iwuchuckwu is originally from Nigeria & is a target of ours. Jordy Griggs from California is on that team, & we have evaluated her.
 

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Updated-
Offers, Evaluations by class year, position for Ga. Tech:

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2023 Commitments-
X Nicole Melious G 5-9 Susan Wagner H.S./ Staten Island, NY{Decommitted on 09/21/2022}
-ARIADNA TERMIS CASAS C 6-6 / Zaragoza, Spain(Barcelona-Spanish Federation National Team, Last 3 years). Biochemistry major. Committed to GT on 08-18-22.
-RUSNE AUGUSTINAITE- POSITION: G / Commitment to Ga. Tech on 10-14-2022.
HEIGHT 5-11
CLASS Sr.
HOMETOWN Siauliai, Lithuania
Montverde Academy, Fla.


2024 Commitment-
-Gabbie Grooms/ 5’9” PG/ committed on 09/17/2022.

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Cori Allen, G, 2023: 2023 Nationally Ranked 5'10 Guard/ Tn Flight 17U/ Montverde Academy/Nashville Tn. Entire staff of G.T. recruiting. DeMoss(retired)has connections to the family in Tennessee. Visit to Illinois(09/10/22).

Diana Collins, PG, 2023: 3.95 GPA. Dual citizenship. Wooten Camp invitee.
TexA&M, USC-West, Ga.(new staff), Fla., NC St., GT(visit on last weekend in August’22).
Reopened her recruitment on Mar. 23. Official to Ohio St. in second weekend of September. Committed to Ohio St. on 09/17/2022.

Mjracle Sheppard / 5’11 / MontverdeAcademy HS (FL) /2023 /PG-2G / Top 3: GT, Missy St., Xavier. ESPN 4 star, 93. Ranked 85th in Top 100. Tech visit on 09-14-22. Miss. St. visit on 09-27-22.

Inés Monteagudo- 2023 GT Recruit, 6’1”, PG-2G. Spanish National Team. 4.0 GPA

Oluchi Okananwa- Combo Guard//5’10”
Worcester Academy 23’ | Mass Rivals 17U 3SSB//GT, Vill., Providence, Rhode Island, Myd., UNC. Some of the early offers included: William & Mary, Loyola, Columbia, Colgate, George Mason. Salem P-O-T-Yr.

RUSNE AUGUSTINAITE- POSITION: G
HEIGHT 5-11
CLASS Junior, when G.T. started recruiting her.
HOMETOWN Siauliai, Lithuania
Committed to GT on 10/14-22. European U18, Lithuanian star performer.

Kymora Johnson: 2023 | UAA WV Thunder 17u | u17 Skyline Elite (GA) | 3.51 honors./ 5’7”/ Visited Baylor on 08-26. UVa. visit for 09/10/22. Chose UVa. on 09/11/22.

Chloe Kitts, 6’2”, G- 2023- 5 Star- HS AA- SoutheasternStars. G.T. did not make the cut to 6. Silent verbal to USC-East.

2023 F Rhema Collins (Miami Suns AAU) Miss. St. recent offer; GT offer in 2021.

Laci Steele: 5’11” Wing; Edmond, Ok.- 2022 6A STATE CHAMPION//2023// Edmond North HS // 4.2 GPA// 2022 POY// Over 20 major offers. Final 5 includes GT(offered on 07-15-22), NC St., NW, Tex. A&M, USC-West. Nike Pro Skills 17U EYBL. GT in home visit on 09/06/22. NWestern in home on 09/07/22. Texas A&M in home 09/12/22. NC St. in home on 09/08/22. USC visit on 09/22/22. Committed to NC St. on 09-28-2022.

Jordy Griggs: 2023 6’2” Wing (Osborne HS; Marietta, Ga.) Consensus Top 100
GT, Aub., Clem., VPI, Ole Miss., Vandy., Miss. St.(old staff). This is her third H.S. 1st Team 6A GHSA - USA Basketball

D’Asia Thomas
6’3” Post- Houston Christian (Hockley, Texas)
CyFair Elite 17u Eybl c/o 2023. Final 2: Alabama(in home on 09/12/22) & G.T. Other offers were from: VT, Houston, Tex. Tech, Sou. Miss., Ohio St., Oklahoma, Tulsa, N. Tex., SMU, W. Va., Ariz. St., Wich. St., Stephen F. Austin.

Desrae Kyles: 2023 6’4 Post, Michigan crossover 17u EYBL.

6’5” Riley Stack- 2023- C- from South Carolina(dad Ryan played football for USC-East). Committed to Coastal Carolina(thank you to Sir Richard)on 07-17-22.

6’2” Khamil Pierre- 2023- Wing- Pierre is about 6’2”(committed to Vandy on 08-29-22).
Arizona Elite 17U.
Boston U., Colorado are very recent offers. Vandy, Ohio St., GT, have offered.

Annika Soltau- 6’4”- SF- Hamburg, Germany. VT, GT, Oregon St., Penn. St., Fla., BYU, FSU, UNC, Vandy., Wash., Mich. One of the top two consensus FIBA U17 in country.

Gabbie Grooms- 5’9” PG- 2024- Mom played for Uga-ly. GT, Clemson(unofficial visit). Elite 100 B. Clay Showcase. Committed to G.T. on 09/17/22. 2A 1st Team All-State.

Britt Prince- 5’11”- PG- 2024- Elkhorn HS(Nebraska)- GT offer in Jan. 2022. Has over 20 major offers. Recent unofficial visits to UNC, NC St.

Chazadi (Chit-Chat) Wright- Class of 2024- PG-
Supreme Team 17U Point Guard -Wesleyan School Point Guard

Ava Watson
2024 / 5’7” Guard / Buford High School / FBC United 17U. GT, Louisville, FSU, TxA&M(have all offered).

Ava Holman- 5’8” /CG/ Champlin Park, MN.
Class of 2024 Point Guard projection at next level, 4.0 Student Athlete

Tianna Thompson- 2024, 5’10” Guard, Multiple offers. SE All-Stars & recently showed out @ Brandon Clay Showcase. Will participate in Friday Night Lights in Dallas, Tx.

Rian Forestier
bhs var’ bball #4 - 2024 5’11 combo guard- 4.0 gpa honors. Cal Berkeley w/ recent offer.

Tatum Greene 6’3” 2G. 2024
SJCHSBBALL//GT makes top 10; includes TexTech, Houston, BC, Syracuse, UNC, Mich.St, Auburn

B. Preston: Lovejoy High ‘24, 5’8” Combo. Guard. Over 15 ppg., 5.5 assists p.g.

Joyce Edwards
Camden, SC c/o 2024, 4.995GPA, 3-Sport Athlete , Blue 30, CHS WBB 2kP 1kR Club, 2x 3A State coPOY, 2021 GUAA 17U National Champions. 6’2” Forward.

Tilda Trygger, 2024 has offers from UCLA, Mich. St., Colorado. Tremendous shooter w/ 6’6” size. Sweden.

Arianna Roberson
2024 -
Clark HS - Varsity Bball #12 - 6’3“

Vivian Iwuchukwu
montverde academy fl - SA Finest 17u- 2024 6’4 forward- GT offer, Missy. St.(both staffs). Cal. offered on 08-29-2022.

Kennedy Ume: 2024 || McDonogh Eagles/Philadelphia Rise || Post/Forward ||6’3|| Blue Star 30

Kate Koval
LuHi '24 | 6’5 | Center| #13. Most of the G.T. staff, recruiting her. National recruit.

Aubrey Beckham: C/O #2025| 5'10 PG| #12 HCA Basketball GA| GPA 4.0| FBC Supreme 17U #5// BC, Mercer offered after GT. Geo.Washington U., FSU, Ala. w/ offers.

Aaliyah Chavez: 5’9”- PG- LUBBOCK, TEXAS- C/O 2025- CYFAIR EYBL. #1 Player in the Class of 2025 per BTN Scouting. Put on a show at the @neoyouthelite camp!
Shows command of the floor. True floor general w/ a high caliber skill level. Steph Curry vibes! Exciting guard, very efficient shooter. #BTN. ASGR has her now at the top of the ‘25 list.

Skyla Tuthill
5’11” Guard c/o2025 / Team Curry 17U GUAA/ Queens, NY. Fort Mill, SC. / Blue 30 / 4.91GPA

Jessica Fields/ 2025/6’1” Guard/Wing. Teammate of Kara Dunn during 2021-22. 2A 1st Tm. All-State, 2022-23. Brother is Justin Fields. UGA, GT & a host of P5 schools have offered. Prestigious Wooten Camp. One of the top players in her class. 1st Team All-State in 2021-22, also.

Lourdes DeSilva-Costa: Ole Missy., UVa., Oh. St., Colorado, Arizona; all have offered. A true big. 2025 class, from Sweden.

Taryn Thompson: 5-9 2026 Shooting Guard/PG, Galloway HS(Ga.).

‘26 G Kate Harpring of the Marist School (GA) earned a Georgia Tech offer after the April Evaluation weekend. 5’11.” Auburn offered on 08-01-22.

JacyAbii
6’1” Positions SF/SG/PG | Class Of 2026 | Blue Star 30 | GT Student | 4.0 GPA ~ Nat’l Jr HS, Middle School Valor Award /AAU & Adidas National Champion//Ga.Tech, Miss.St., OleMiss., Fla., Baylor

‘27 G Finley Chastain (Prosper, TX) . Visited GT, Aub., LSU(09-23-22 unofficial); more….

Finley Parker
2027 6’ Guard || Woodstock, Ga.//AL Southern Starz 2027 Nike #22 || River Ridge Jr Knights #0
 

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Montverde Academy WBB ballers: We have a supposedly 33 1/3 shot at Sheppard, although her HC Special Jennings is an Xavier graduate and Miss. St. is strong as the third finalist. Costa originally from Brazil, GT has a chance at. Cori Allen, Tech did offer. She has visited Illinois, most recently. Vivian Iwuchuckwu is originally from Nigeria & is a target of ours. Jordy Griggs from California is on that team, & we have evaluated her.
Correction: Costa is originally from Sweden.
 

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I believe she selects G.T. @ 11 a.m. EST(10 a.m. in Texas)…
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6’3” Post- Houston Christian (Hockley, Texas)
CyFair Elite 17u Eybl c/o 2023. Final 2: Alabama(in home on 09/12/22) & G.T. Other offers were from: VT, Houston, Tex. Tech, Sou. Miss., Ohio St., Oklahoma, Tulsa, N. Tex., SMU, W. Va., Ariz. St., Wich. St., Stephen F. Austin. Decision Day is 10-16-22. ASGR #79 Nationally.
 
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