GTWBB 2022 (Off-season thread)

Buzzbomb

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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.


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
HOMETOWN Siauliai, Lithuania

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.

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.

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.

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

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
 

Gtbb99

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Maybe theres a reason we dont het kids like laci and nicole.
I dm world exposre report donnie woods and this is fact

Laci didnt like the offensive system of tech and nicole whiile her mom is wn issue , woods said according to hoopers director Williams, to lewve her mom melious said it had to be perfect. Coaches NEVER reached out about home visit, missed many her games durimg aau to sit in on laci and kymora .

Nicole was torn about her family and love for
Nelle , and accordimg to Williams nicole chose family over tech bc she felt looked over and not appreciated that coupled w her sick mom made call for her
 

Steverc

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Maybe theres a reason we dont het kids like laci and nicole.
I dm world exposre report donnie woods and this is fact

Laci didnt like the offensive system of tech and nicole whiile her mom is wn issue , woods said according to hoopers director Williams, to lewve her mom melious said it had to be perfect. Coaches NEVER reached out about home visit, missed many her games durimg aau to sit in on laci and kymora .

Nicole was torn about her family and love for
Nelle , and accordimg to Williams nicole chose family over tech bc she felt looked over and not appreciated that coupled w her sick mom made call for her
I would assume if we made an offer and it was accepted, it was solid and would not be pulled. She made a smart choice to stay near home. Everything suffers (school work, social life, etc.) when worrying about a loved one. Being nearby should help ease the anxiety. Ultimately, she was probably seen as a replacement for Sarah Bates and unlikely to get much playing time as a freshman at Tech. I believe she will experience much greater athletic success at Lasalle.
 

78pike

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I would assume if we made an offer and it was accepted, it was solid and would not be pulled. She made a smart choice to stay near home. Everything suffers (school work, social life, etc.) when worrying about a loved one. Being nearby should help ease the anxiety. Ultimately, she was probably seen as a replacement for Sarah Bates and unlikely to get much playing time as a freshman at Tech. I believe she will experience much greater athletic success at Lasalle.
I don't know anyone, on here or elsewhere, that looked Mellows as a replacement for Bates. They aren't anywhere in the same league (no disrespect to Sarah but come on). If athletic success is measured by scoring a lot of points against marginal opponents then LaSalle makes sense. Personally I'm not convinced LaSalle is where she ends up. Would love to have her reconsider us but still think with her being a year away from stepping on any campus she ends up at a basketball power. From what I have seen on Nicole she seems to thrive on completion and proving the doubters wrong. Not sure LaSalle will do that for her. Her choosing LaSalle to be close to her mom and family makes more sense as the reason for the change.
 

Gtbb99

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I would assume if we made an offer and it was accepted, it was solid and would not be pulled. She made a smart choice to stay near home. Everything suffers (school work, social life, etc.) when worrying about a loved one. Being nearby should help ease the anxiety. Ultimately, she was probably seen as a replacement for Sarah Bates and unlikely to get much playing time as a freshman at Tech. I believe she will experience much greater athletic success at Lasalle.
Cap, she is way more well rounded of a player then bates
 

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Ultimately, she was probably seen as a replacement for Sarah Bates and unlikely to get much playing time as a freshman at Tech. I believe she will experience much greater athletic success at Lasalle.
Nicole was targeted to be a starter from the moment she arrived. She had to earn it in practice like everyone else, but the expectations for her were far more than for Bates.
 

Gtfan09

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Bad showing against UGA this past Sunday. Rebounding looks like it’s going to be an issue this year. We have no presence in the paint so far this season.
 
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