Jordan to transfer from FSU to Tech

Florida State guard and Dunwoody High grad Pierre Jordan will transfer to Georgia Tech, according to Atlanta Celtics founder Karl McCray. Jordan, who earned his degree from FSU this past week, will be eligible to play immediately.

Having played two years after a medical redshirt year, Jordan has two years of eligibility remaining. This past season, Jordan played in 16 games, averaging .6 points in 5.1 minutes. Jordan, who won two state titles with Dunwoody, will provide more depth for the Jackets, who sorely need it. Prior to coach Brian Gregory adding walk-ons Nick Foreman and Derek Craig on scholarship, Tech had eight players on scholarship, having lost Iman Shumpert to the NBA and Brian Oliver in a transfer to Seton Hall.

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BigTimeTECHFan

August 8th, 2011
8:00 pm

oh sweet, this is great. not just because it help Tech BBall but also because it proves Hewwitt Fan has no clue

Ramblin Man

August 8th, 2011
8:14 pm

old tech grad

August 8th, 2011
8:14 pm

2nd. I love Tech and I hope the BB is better going foward. We should be a BB power.

Go Jackets!

BigTimeTECHFan

August 8th, 2011
8:16 pm

Agree old Tech Grad

Non Hewitt fan

August 8th, 2011
8:17 pm

I thought that Tech would never get another play from the fantastic Atlanta Celtics once Hewitt got kicked out of Atlanta.

Buzzzed

August 8th, 2011
8:23 pm

Why is McCray the source of this news? The guy hasn’t played AAU ball in 4 years or so.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 8th, 2011
8:56 pm

if anything Hewitt fan has been saying the past year is true (which I SERIOUSLY DOUBT), then I bet the Celtics “management” are seething right now. I know that Hewitt fan is, although I’m sure he will come up with some sort of “rationalization.”

GT GRAD

August 8th, 2011
9:57 pm

I say welcome Mr. Jordan……I hope you thoroughly enjoy your time at GT (I know I did!).

Come on guys…….Hewitt Fan is more than likely a frustrated RACIST who spouts nonsense in an attempt to make it true. Long term blog participants know for a fact that I supported Paul Hewitt as long as he was the head BB coach at GT (and I even lobbied for all GT fans to fully support Hewitt and the basketball team on these blogs for several months prior to his departure); however, it was definitely time for Hewitt to go. We probably let him go one year too late.

I sincerely hope (and expect) Coach Brian Gregory will have great success at GT. His recent recruiting success looks pretty dang good to me!!

GTGreg

August 8th, 2011
10:01 pm

Hey, why the chatter about our former coach?

Congrats on graduation and selection of a fine school for graduate studies to Mr. Jordan.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 8th, 2011
10:01 pm

GT GRAD, he certainly seems to have it the ground running. He may not have the athletes to make much of an impact this coming season, but I sure like the way he is heading.

FullMetalJacket

August 8th, 2011
10:46 pm

Welcome to Tech, Mr. Jordan, and keep up the good work, Coach Gregory. It’s nice to get some good news about the Hoops program for a change, and it’s nice to have some hope and expectation (at least for an exciting, new style of play) this early on. I have realistic expectations for both football and basketball this year, but hoping for winning record in the former and a competitive, hustling team in the latter.

FullMetalJacket

August 8th, 2011
10:48 pm

I know the ACC will be the primary goal for CPJ and CBG, but let’s make sure to beat the dog this year.

GT 1

August 8th, 2011
11:47 pm

Wow, a .6 scorer!!! Guess he can mop up at the end if we ever get a big lead.

Tokyo jacket

August 8th, 2011
11:57 pm

Yeah, I’m not sure why all the excitement? He averaged 0.6 ppg last year. People are excited about this? I wouldn’t be too excited if he averaged 6 ppg last year.

Ken Sugiura

August 9th, 2011
12:31 am

buzzzed – karl mccray was who i could get a hold of, and he could confirm the tip we’d received. schools generally won’t confirm a transfer until the paperwork is complete. good question.
i’m sort of with you, tokyo jacket and gt 1. he could help, but his performance at fsu doesn’t suggest that he’s going to be a major contributor. for jordan’s sake, i hope i’m proven wrong.

ToeMeetsLeather

August 9th, 2011
7:29 am

Welcome Pierre, congratulations on the degree and good luck on the Masters. Hey guys, at this point we need (10) D1 players for a solid practice squad. Jordon will help with this and he is also known as a solid ball distributor. He will spell Mfon at the point. His key stat to watch will be assist per game vs ppg.

[...] Florida State is losing guard Pierre Jordan to conference rival Georgia Tech, transferring to the ACC school closest to his Dunwoody, Ga. home. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted AAU Atlanta Celtics founder Karl McCray on providing the announcement. [...]

JM

August 9th, 2011
8:47 am

Well I guess the kid found an opportunity to play closer to home, congratulations on getting the degree already. I am glad the coaches think he can help the program.

ATLDawg, ya dig?

August 9th, 2011
8:50 am

Cornerstone

August 9th, 2011
10:14 am

Wow!! Another dud!! How exciting!!

headley lamar

August 9th, 2011
10:18 am

Great Day in AJC journalism: http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2010/07/21/no-ncaa-inquiries-at-georgia-tech/?cp=2

LOL good stuff. Have to take what the Techies say with a grain of salt anyway.

Next time they tell us they aren’t being investigated expect the death penalty.

3 major probation in ten years might just get em that

Id tell the NCAA the truth next time Tech.

Sanders

August 9th, 2011
11:32 am

It is so nice to visit a blog that hasnt been completely destroyed by the supersize troll. Hope it last.

UGA = Yawn

August 9th, 2011
12:34 pm

Keep em coming Coach!!! THWG!!!

Hewitt Fan

August 9th, 2011
2:06 pm

Congrats to Pierre…

juvenal

August 9th, 2011
2:12 pm

5th in the under 20…….

Still@theBAR

August 9th, 2011
2:21 pm

Hewitt Fan

Wait GT will NEVER NEVER get another Atl Celtic. HAHHAAHAH what the F do you know? Nothing! You are a loser.

Hewitt Fan

August 9th, 2011
3:07 pm

Still@theBAR
August 9th, 2011
2:21 pm

Hewitt Fan

“Wait GT will NEVER NEVER get another Atl Celtic. HAHHAAHAH what the F do you know? Nothing! You are a loser.”

I just got off the phone with Korey Mccray(Karl’s brother) to see how the world this happened…well………….

Coach Gregory is trying his best to reestablish a relationship with our program, this right here was a decent step in the right direction..He understands that without the blessing’s from our program, GT will be horrible…Pierre did not have the type of career everyone thought he would have when he went to FLa State, but just like 90% of our CELTICS, He has earned a degree and just wanted to play his last season close to home..Classy move by CBG, Dollar was also involved in this heavy and maybe we start sending kids back to GT, but just like baseball, 3 strikes and you are out!..Cremins damaged the relationship first, the GT fan base bashing Favors and Lawai, even though they were hacked and got no calls was strike 2, So I suggest GT fans stand up for GT and their STUDENT ATHLETES or it’s strike 3!

Outside Observer

August 9th, 2011
3:22 pm

Hewitt fan, Don’t kid yourself. “He understands that without the blessing’s from our program, GT will be horrible.” I wouldn’t consider the Hewitt era a “great success” by any means. And to think that an AAU program controls the destiny of a college program is laughable. The Atlanta Celtics put out some great players, and they certainly have a storied history. They can be a great component of a successful program. But there are plenty of elite programs that do not have a Celtic on the roster. Geographically, it makes sense for players to stay in the Atlanta area and play in front of their friends and family and get a first class education. Now, as for your strikes, I will comment on the most recent one. GT fans were very excited for Favors and Lawal. They are very athletic and a strong presence in the post. However, it was the simple frustrations that continued to mount. Turnovers, dumb fouls, and horrible free throw shooting. Gani and Derrick had all the talent in the world, but it appeared like they didn’t learn a thing under Hewitt. That blame lands squarely on the new coach at George Mason. I might not be speaking for every fan, but I will willingly admit that there was no ill-feelings towards Favors and Lawal. It was mounting frustration seeing such a waste of great talent because of awful coaching.

Hewitt Fan

August 9th, 2011
3:45 pm

Outside Observer
August 9th, 2011
3:22 pm

If a kid can’t shoot free throws he simply can’t!..Gani could not shoot free throws at Norcross, AAU ball, GT and when he gets playing time, he will struggle in the pros also!..No coach can fix that….the problem with GT fans is that Duke has simply ruined the minds of GT fans..You guys watch Duke and see that those kids have limited talent at best and they win, so Coach K seems like this great coach, but really the refs refuse to call the games fair against Duke, thats how they win..2 years ago North Carolina guards were throwing the ball all over the court, but Coach Roy did not get the blame, the players did..At Gt if a guard turned the ball over, It was Hewitt’s fault..HOW?…I am starting to warm up to CBG now that he has at least admitted that without the CELTICS he is doomed, and from what i hear he is a nice man, so please don’t do your new coach the way you did Hewitt..If you think that Udofia is going to be good now under CBG, you are crazy, the kid sucks and will suck under CBG…You hit and miss in college basketball and the only mistakes Hewitt made were Mo Miller, Zan Fredrick, and Udofia both simply sucked, that’s why he had to play Shumpert at the PG

Outside Observer

August 9th, 2011
4:04 pm

If a kid can’t shoot free throws, he just can’t? He can never get better? Are you being serious? Practice!!!! My God, it is a simple concept. If you suck at free throws, practice, and you certainly won’t get worse. I’m not expecting Gani to shoot free throws like Dirk. But it was an awful joke watching them shoot free throws. You seem to be very critical of Duke and the refs. Duke makes free throws. If they shot free throws as well as Tech, they would be awful. If they committed turnovers like Tech, they would be awful. Duke rarely has elite athletes, but they play great, fundamental basketball. You mentioned UNC, did you see the difference it made when Marshall was put in over Drew? Now look at Tech, every point guard has struggled under Hewitt. Yes, some of them have been successful in the NBA, but many bloomed after college. Shumpert was drafted for his defense. Not his offense. Scouts were very critical of his shooting and ball handling. I think Udofia will improve under Gregory. If he doesn’t, maybe he isn’t the player everyone expected. But it is worth watching this season. I think Udofia is missing confidence,something difficult to gain with Hewitt’s untimely timeouts and substitution strategy. Regardless, I will cheer for him all year long as he is wearing the white and gold and representing the best school in the country.

gtforever

August 9th, 2011
8:22 pm

Hewitt Fan is a TOTAL IDIOT!

Michael

August 10th, 2011
1:50 am

Basically, Hewitt Fan thinks anything negative is not the coaches fault, but anything positive is surely do to coaching…so long as its Paul Hewitt.

I smell a man-crush here. Hopefully Hewitt Fan will go root for George Mason so the last stink of the Hewitt era and the constant excuse-making (Hewitt even blamed the fans…that was close to psychotic).

Hewitt Fan, when a guard turns the ball over many times over the course of a season, you might make the case of either bad player decisions or bad coaching. I could see your argument. However, if each and every season the TEAM itself is, in most every game, turning the ball over more than their opponent, what else would you call that? We’re talking about dozens of different players, most of them recruited by Hewitt, and all having the same problems. The only common denominator is the coach.

Free throws, okay, yes, the player shoots them and there is less coaching here, but still, any basketball coach should be aware of poor shooters and get them the one-on-one training they need. Give them exercises to do before or after practice, in the off-season, etc. There ARE ways to improve shooting ability…many ways. The first is to retrain how they stand, keep their shoulders, follow through, spin on the ball, what they have their eyes on just before and during the shot, etc.

I can only gather that Hewitt has no area where is is above-average coach. Defense was spotty, he was always out-coached in even matches, high turnover rate on offense, no real design to have players moving without the ball with a purpose, poor post play, even worse was the terrible lack of ability to get the post the ball with the entry pass, horrendous in-bound plays, etc.

I would welcome ANY new coach, doesn’t matter, we need a change. I hope Coach Gregory has the players looking like a TEAM, something Hewitt rarely did.

George Mason will be good this year, returning 4 starters from a 25 win team, but remember, Hewitt had a great team early at Tech and every year after that was well below pre-season expectations. I expect the same at GMU. A solid first year followed by quick degradation of the program and then all the excuses. Hewitt will blame one and done’s first, if he has them. Next he’ll blame the players, saying they just don’t listen. Next he’ll blame the facilities, they just are adequate. Then blame the fans for not supporting him. Lastly, he’ll blame everyone not name Hewitt in the weeks leading up to his firing, probably after year 4.

Hewitt walked into a sweet deal at GMU, getting a talented team that should again win 25 even with Hewitt’s lack of coaching ability. Hewitt should be ashamed at the mess he left for Gregory, but I am sure he blames that on Gregory or some homeless person.

The Anti-BuzzDraft

August 10th, 2011
8:01 am

Hewitt Fan, Korey is Karl’s son not his brother.

bottomline

August 10th, 2011
8:22 am

I think we can all agree that Paul Hewitt sucked and that Tech athletics overall suck. Nuff said.

GTFAN

August 10th, 2011
9:08 am

OK here is my prediction, i want everyone who blogs constantly to write this down, TECH Finishes 3rd in the ACC, then is ousted in thier 2nd game in ACC tourney play. They Make the 65 team NCAA tourney and advance to the Sweet 16.
People are sleeping on TECH, they will have great guard play and Holsley should be ready to play this year from an injury filled career. Udofia leads the way, while Glen Rice has a break out year.

Hewitt Fan

August 10th, 2011
9:25 am

The Anti-BuzzDraft
August 10th, 2011
8:01 am

I know, I didnt mean to write that…

Michael
August 10th, 2011
1:50 am

Shaq could never shoot free throws, so i guess Dale Brown and Phil Jackson both were terrible coaches right?…

Outside Observer

August 10th, 2011
11:16 am

Hewitt fan, at this point, I’m done arguing with you about Hewitt. He sucked. There were plenty of valid points made here, and yet you decide to focus on free throw shooting and how there was nothing Hewitt could do. I disagree, as one thing Hewitt could never do with any player was elevate their game and motivate them to be better players. You made the remark about coaches of Shaq. Just fyi, only two players (out of 15) on the 2000-2001 Lakers team shot less than 70% (a little above Tech’s average) from the free throw line that year, one of them being Shaq. So by collectively looking at the team, instead of at individual players, they were a much better free throw shooting team than Tech will ever be. And just to throw it in there, Phil Jackson and Dale Brown having more coaching ability in their pinky fingers than Paul Hewitt had in his entire life. Thanks and have a wonderful day.

michael

August 10th, 2011
12:09 pm

hewitt quit at the end which is why it’s called THE END, but so did cremins………………$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$