Solomon Poole could play Monday

Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory said Thursday that early enrollee Solomon Poole could play as early as Monday for the Yellow Jackets in their game against Alabama State. His older brother Stacey, a transfer from Kentucky, may have to wait until the Dec. 22 game against the Citadel.

Gregory is waiting for both to be certified, Stacey by the school and Solomon by the NCAA. As a transfer from Kentucky, Stacey Poole must spend an entire academic year in residence at Tech before gaining eligibility to play. He arrived at the start of the 2012 spring term, and the fall term ends Saturday.

“Once the grades come in, then it’s up to compliance and the university, the institution, to certify him,” said Gregory, speaking prior to his team’s practice. “That’s why there’s that lag. Some places, you’re eligible as soon as the finals are over. Some places, you’re not eligible until second semester starts. We’re kind of in the middle.”’

With Solomon Poole, a freshman, he needs to gain clearance from the NCAA. He can start practicing with the team Saturday.

“We’re hoping that comes any day now,” Gregory said. “If it comes before the end of the week, then he would be eligible to play on Monday. If it doesn’t, then he wouldn’t be eligible and we’d just keep waiting until he’s done.”

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

22 comments Add your comment

Jacket 92

December 13th, 2012
2:23 pm

First, Go Jackets, greetings from Safari in Africa!

Ken Sugiura

December 13th, 2012
2:29 pm

wow. well done, Jacket 92. give my best to the wildebeest.


December 13th, 2012
2:42 pm

why, did CPJ go too?(the coach who gnu too much)

The Dude

December 13th, 2012
3:18 pm

I’m not sure how these two guys will perform because I know nothing about them, but this feels like some really positive stuff. Keep up the good work, CBG.

Willie Coyote

December 13th, 2012
3:38 pm

GT basketball is finally on the way back!


December 13th, 2012
3:44 pm

i think the addition of the Poole brothers can only be a positive. They may end up being better than a lot of “experts” though they would be.

GT Fan 4Life

December 13th, 2012
4:05 pm

Big News! Thanks for updates Ken, I hope your next update will be stating that Solomon is playing Monday! Alabama A&M (our opponent on Monday) is 0-7 and I believe that would be a perfect way to transition Solomon into a Division 1 type atmosphere… looking forward to big things from the Poole brothers! GO JACKETS!

GT Joe

December 13th, 2012
4:09 pm

Wow, is solomon really that good, to be playing so quick?

GT Joe

December 13th, 2012
4:15 pm

okay, just checked his highlight videos on youtube. already has the body for college ball. skills through the roof. can shoot. hops like ish muhammad…

yeah… he’s ready.

GT Joe

December 13th, 2012
4:22 pm

and i was watching AAU highlights, not wimpy HS ball…

Tell the truth, GT Joe...

December 13th, 2012
5:35 pm

…you were really watching Vad Lee highlights…er, highlight…

The Good Word

December 13th, 2012
6:46 pm

Good one, @Tell the Truth!!!

5150 UOAD

December 13th, 2012
7:15 pm

Just to let Daniel pass his thanks and please Tech fans have him and his family in your prayers………………..

Daniel Drummond via facebook

Today’s turnout for my dads visitation and service truly was amazing. I know he was so excited for everyone to be there. The service really was beautiful and went perfect. We love you and miss you dad. Want you to know that today won’t be the only day we celebrate your life..but every single day

Freddie Blassie

December 13th, 2012
7:17 pm

Which wildebeest, Ken? There are a lot of em in Africa

1 4 GT

December 13th, 2012
7:31 pm

I once had a pair of boots made from skin of wildebeest?

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December 13th, 2012
9:42 pm

Seems to me thed wanna redshirt Solomon so that hes not already a sophmore next season.

Paul in NH

December 13th, 2012
10:03 pm

In b’ball you don’t have to put them in a weight progam and work on their development the way you do in football. If a player is good enough you get him playing ASAP – because he won’t be in college long.


December 13th, 2012
10:10 pm

He wouldn’t have come to play for CBG @Tech (for that matter neither would his brother) if he were going to be redshirted. This isn’t football. Hope they are both playing Monday!


December 14th, 2012
12:53 am

Sorry to hear about that POAD. Daniel, my best wishes to you and your family.

Flowery Branch Yellow Jacket

December 14th, 2012
5:02 am

@5150 … I hadn’t heard about Daniel Drummond’s dad. Thanks for posting. This had to be especially difficult for him, as it occurred during final exam week. He and the family will definitely need our prayers.


December 14th, 2012
11:03 am

I can’t wait to see the Poole brothers playing.