Georgia Tech and UGA take peek at 6-foot-10 prospect

The state’s class of college basketball prospects for 2012 is shaping up to be one of the best in years.

Kyle Meyer

Kyle Meyer

Georgia Tech and UGA appear to be intrigued by Northview High’s Kyle Meyer, the 6-foot-10 junior who can play power forward or center.

Along with Georgia Tech and UGA, Clemson, Florida, Indiana and Drake have  also stopped by Northview to observe the big guy. Meyer has early scholarship offers from Iowa, East Carolina,  Georgia State, Georgia Southern and Mercer.

Meyer said he thinks that Georgia Tech may have a little more interest in him than UGA, but that if he was eventually to get scholarship offers from the archrivals, that he would probably favor the Bulldogs.

“Georgia Tech is probably not a possibility because I’m not interested in anything engineering-related as a college major,” said Meyer, who wants to study sports medicine.

“Right now, I wouldn’t consider Georgia Tech or Georgia as a primary school. I’m looking at out-of-state schools … I’d say Iowa, East Carolina and Clemson are my top three.”

Meyer averaged 14 points last year as a sophomore at Northview.

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19 comments Add your comment

Larry

September 30th, 2010
7:11 am

Wow! A kid actually mentions academic considerations when considering where to play college baskeball? You never, ever hear that these days.

If he serious about...

September 30th, 2010
8:11 am

…what he said, then Clemson is a lock,if they want him…GO TIGERS…

erdrnick

September 30th, 2010
8:21 am

still not quite sure why these kids think that they can’t get an engineering degree and go to med school.As long as they get the prerequisite courses,it doesn’t matter what the degree is in.What does matter is the academic standing of the school.

Butts Wagner

September 30th, 2010
8:30 am

Sports medicine does not require med school. It’s one of those majors that is probably a waste of money if you are paying tuition to go to college. Why can’t an athletic trainer get enough training at a vocational school or at the most, community college?

GStateBen

September 30th, 2010
8:44 am

Good to see Georgia State in the mix again for another big time prospect. We have one scholarship left for 2011 and should have a few for 2012.

Good luck to the kid. Still has a ways to go until he can sign next November.

Hey, Butts...

September 30th, 2010
9:13 am

…should have stopped you comments after your first sentence since you have absolutely no clue as to what sports medicine involves – it is far more than a “vocational” program as it requires significant study in science, both the physical and kinesiology (body movement) – it also requires a lot of hands on “practice” not necesarily available at schools that do not have athletic programs. Much, much more is involved, but I do not want to get too technical since you probable would not understand most of the words that I would be using…

dap01

September 30th, 2010
9:38 am

If you want a coach to actually coach you up, chose UGA and coach Fox. If not, coaching is not important, chose Hewitt and GT. Perhaps Hewitt will still be around.

Butts Wagner

September 30th, 2010
9:48 am

Does sports medicine require med school? And again, why can’t an athletic trainer learn the required science at a vocational school or community college? Why wouldn’t a sports medicine business provide internships or some apprenticeship program that bypasses college all-together? There are many careers that would be a lot cheaper to get into by just spending 2-4 years as an apprentice, as opposed to paying four years’ worth of tuition to get a piece of paper and then have to still spend 2 years coming up to speed in the private industry.

Paul in RDU

September 30th, 2010
10:37 am

ECU would be a good pick for majoring in sports medicine. As well as the University, there is a large medical school. My wife is rehab’ing from her 4th knee operation and many of the PT’s, OT’s etc. seem to be from ECU. They are smart, competent and well educated. The b’ball program at ECU is a little weak. Apart from the school (which is up there with UGA as a party school) there isn’t much to do in Greenville, but you are only 1 hr from the beach and 1 1/2 hrs from the Triangle.

BisonBill

September 30th, 2010
4:25 pm

Hey Kyle- Take a real good look at Lipscomb University, one of the finest christian universities in the south. They are an up & coming Division IA team. Watch them play the Tar Heels on Nov. 12 on Fox SportsSouth.

Rambinwreck

September 30th, 2010
6:10 pm

Not sure why we would look at this kid? 14 ppg is hardly a derrick favors type replacement. We need size that can score inside and outside. Surely we could do better than this kid?

Mark

September 30th, 2010
6:38 pm

That is 14 ppg as a soph. What did Favors do as a soph. in high school?

The problem Tech has with him is he is smart enough to know that Tech grads end up calling UGA grads boss. I worked as an engineer for 16 years, and i spent a lot of frustrating hours working with Tech grads while our UGA bosses where home with their families. If you want to make money in America, get a degree in business or go to law school.

Mark

September 30th, 2010
9:53 pm

By the way, I use to work as a Burger Flipping Engineer who graduated from Chattahoocheee Tech for my Boss, Big Sleazy, at the Checkers in Bankhead. Visit me if you have a chance. Go DAWGS! I love being an engineer, take that Georgia Tech University.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

October 1st, 2010
12:38 am

I am praying for a full recovery from ALS for Grenville’s head coach but he is all wrong if he thinks God gave him this disease. To say that God gave him this disease is like saying Jesus giving up His life for us is not enough. Some one needs to interpret the New Testament aacurately to this fine man.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

October 1st, 2010
12:40 am

It takes a lot more than hight to play basketball.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

October 1st, 2010
12:41 am

I meant height – sorry.

Milton dad

October 1st, 2010
10:05 am

BTW, Carville, you took a lot of heat last year leading up to and during the early part of the bball HS playoffs for the paucity of coverage of a special hotbed area of talent. I was one of those (tactfully, I hope). Kudos to you for ramping up bigtime. I know this is football country, but as you obviously are aware, there is a phenomenol amount of HS talent in GA and a big following of that talent. I look forward to your coverage of this season prior to the playoffs. Of course, there will be those who will take exception to the choices of coverage you make. You only have so many eyes, arms and legs. You are obviously trying to cover the most newsworthy and noteworthy programs and players. that is all you can do. Thanks, Michael.

Ummmmmmm

October 1st, 2010
10:08 am

So if I wanted to see a “complete” listing of ALL the high school games in the Atlanta area where could I find it? ANYBODY?

Billy Jack @Ummmmmmmmmm

October 1st, 2010
11:55 am