Not that you can see for yourself on TV, but it’s Coaches vs. Cancer day at Georgia Tech and Paul Hewitt is donning sneakers with his suit and yellow tie, as is tradition for coaches around the country to wear one day promoting cancer awareness and early detection.
More than two dozen cancer patients and their caregivers are at today’s game courtesy of Hewitt through his relationship with the Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge in Atlanta, which houses cancer patients from out of town who are receiving treatment in Atlanta area hospitals.
As a person with a brother who has chronic lymphocytic leukemia and gets his treatment here at Emory, I give a big shout out to all the efforts of people, and organizations like this. Thankfully, he’s in remission and doing great at the moment, but it’s so meaningful to know there are places like this to help take care of folks when they need it most.
As for the hoops going on today? Ought to be pretty lopsided, and the kind of day against Division II Kentucky State where Tech’s shooters can build up some confidence, the offense can keep trying to grow, and some starters can get some rest, allowing players like Moe Miller, Lance Storrs, Nick Foreman and Brad Sheehan some minutes.
Clarence Moore, now interim coach for Kentucky State, is back in the gym today, the former sixth man on the 2004 Tech team. I’m sure this is a meaningful day for him.
This was originally supposed to be a preseason game, but Tech couldn’t find another suitable opponent for this weekend and voila, here you have the last non-conference game of the regular season for Tech. (Surely there will be a couple in March.)
Last game of January. Tech should take care of things today and move on into the biggest month this side of well….March. Off we go. Jump on today if you want information you can’t get on the radio or whatnot. Glad to help.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for some reading while listening to the game, here’s a story I did this week on Travis Grant, the former Kentucky State Thorobred, who went into the National Collegiate Hall of Fame in November as the leading scorer in college basketball history. If you didn’t know that, it’s time….(and this is a shameless way to promote my own story. Ha!)
Also, here’s a nice story Matt Winkeljohn did on Moore this week if you didn’t see it already, have a look!