Tech reportedly interested in Villanova transfer

Georgia Tech is in the mix for Villanova forward Markus Kennedy, according to’s Jeff Goodman. Kennedy, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward, just finished his freshman season at Villanova.

From his Twitter account, Goodman listed Tech among schools under consideration, including Florida, Ohio State and Auburn. There is some uncertainty surrounding Kennedy’s situation. The Philadelphia Daily News reported Wednesday that Kennedy is considering staying at Villanova, though Goodman tweeted that he was told by an unnamed source that “Kennedy’s days at ‘Nova are definitely over.”

Kennedy averaged 3.0 points and 4.4 rebounds this past season for the Wildcats. Tech has one scholarship to give for the 2012-13 academic year and will have two slots open up for 2013-14 with the graduations of Mfon Udofia and Pierre Jordan.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

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June 14th, 2012
10:59 am

kids want to how not to go broke…….


June 14th, 2012
11:00 am

got my seats today-front row….

ATLER Ramblin Wreck

June 14th, 2012
11:01 am


June 14th, 2012
11:06 am

learn how, that is, ATLER, if that’s the ?-(dang no comments thing makes me type faster than i think, which don’t happen too often)-can’t have too many bigs, they don’t get shorter at the end of games……


June 14th, 2012
11:07 am

Baggage here or skeletons in the closet?

Ken Sugiura

June 14th, 2012
11:26 am

hard to say. players transfer a lot more than they used to. i don’t think nate hicks had any baggage or skeletons. he just wanted to play.


June 14th, 2012
11:49 am

According to ESPN his conditioning is an issue, but CBG and company will take care of that in the year he has to sit out. Other than that he tore teams apart in one on one coverage and with passing when double teamed at least in prep. Sounds like a CBG kind of player


June 14th, 2012
11:57 am

He played lasy year. He could sit during the transfer year, then have 3 year to play.


June 14th, 2012
12:03 pm

Philly or tha ATL-definitely a step up-where is he from?

Ken Sugiura

June 14th, 2012
12:35 pm

he’s from Philadelphia.


June 14th, 2012
1:14 pm

He would be the third guy in our 2013 class if it works out. We would have a PG (probably Solomon Poole), a wing (probably Quentin Stephens), and this guy.

big gt fan

June 14th, 2012
2:08 pm

what is he going bring to the table for ga tech 3 pts 4 rebounds wow


June 14th, 2012
4:31 pm

“what is he going bring to the table for ga tech 3 pts 4 rebounds wow”

I guess he’ll never get more than that. Right “big gt fan”? I smell dog poop.

Paul in NH

June 14th, 2012
11:17 pm

Luke Schenscher averaged 3.7 ppg and 3.1 rpg as a SO at GT and he turned out OK


June 15th, 2012
11:51 am

He was a freshman playing behind other people. I know it’s hard to believe that some freshmen have to come in and wait to get major playing time but it still happens.

Dr Bob

June 15th, 2012
6:06 pm

whether we get him or not i like the way cbg is taking charge

Jim 70

June 16th, 2012
8:37 am

Looks on paper to be a strong kid. Nova did not have a good team last year, but neither did we. Don’t know who is playing ahead of this kid or who they recruited, but any big guy who can walk and chew gum is welcome.

Still need to recruit point guards!

Ken, thanks for the info

Tech Fan

June 18th, 2012
2:01 pm

A team in the Big East thought he had talent worthy of their league — no reason to believe he couldn’t fit in well in the ACC ….

Go Jackets

June 19th, 2012
8:20 am

Kid might still have growing to do, hes only a frosh, so weightroom and late puberty might do wonders for the kid.