South Atlanta High basketball standout Derrick Favors officially signs with Georgia Tech

Derrick Favors has officially signed with Tech.

Derrick Favors has officially signed with Tech.

Derrick Favors is a Yellow Jacket. The South Atlanta High standout made his three-month-old commitment to Georgia Tech official today – on the first day of the spring signing period.

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t bone

April 15th, 2009
3:38 pm

Had a chance to see Glen Rice Jr in person at the Norcross game. t

BLAZER

April 15th, 2009
3:39 pm

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!OK PAUL IT IS UP TO YOU NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

t bone

April 15th, 2009
3:40 pm

Had a chance to see Glen Rice Jr at the Norcross game, he acted like a punk. I hope coach Hewitt can straighten him out.

TONY SHUMPERT

April 15th, 2009
4:22 pm

OMG, I am drinking a cosmo right now celebrating! This is so hot!

TONY SHUMPERT

April 15th, 2009
4:23 pm

I say we all meet up and celebrate. Maybe do some dancin’?

ACC & SEC Blog

April 15th, 2009
8:08 pm

Noticed Tech wasn’t in either Sporting News or ESPN’s top 25 for next year. Lunardi didn’t even have them on the bubble. I have to think Tech is AT LEAST a bubble team for next year. Could go much higher. A lot depends on if Lawal returns and how good Udofia and Favors are in their first year.

The Old Man

April 15th, 2009
8:47 pm

Enjoy it while you can Tech fans – he’ll do the 1 year minimum and then off to the NBA, zillion dollar contract, hip-hop culture, off season arrests, etc. etc.

Ramblinwreck1378

April 16th, 2009
8:41 am

Old Man: He’s going to Georgia Tech, not Georgia. Here, we actually teach students how to be good people, and believe it or not, they don’t get arrested while they’re in school. It’s kind of amazing.

And yes, I’ve heard from many sources that Glen Rice Jr. is extremely full of himself. That needs to be fixed, and will be when Coach Hewitt sits him down, and tells him he’s not playing until he stops acting like a bitch.

Gatorz_Own_UGA

April 16th, 2009
12:06 pm

Hey Old Man, I’m assuming your a UGA fan which I’m probably right so let me ask you this. Can you ever say yall have had a one and done guy? Matter of fact, when was the last time UGA ever had anyone good sign with them? That’s what I thought. You should know by now Tech can get ball players, even if they are one and done. UGA is extremely lucky if the have a 4 star recruit sign with them.

GoBraves

April 16th, 2009
3:27 pm

You would think that someone thats not NEAR as good as his dad wouldnt have that kind of ego. We will have enough depth without needing Rice. Lets hope Hewitt dosent baby him like he did Thad Young. Then again who am i kidding, this rice kid isnt NEAR the recruit Young was.
Favors and Udofia will be key for us next year, rice can sit his happy azz down and learn some humility.

Andre

April 17th, 2009
12:30 pm

Why people keep saying “If Lawal is coming back?” Where is he going? I hope now into the Association! The kid is good, but he needs more time before heading out to the next level.

Willy

April 18th, 2009
12:40 am

GOBraves Rice can ball. He is a top 50 player on Rivals.

George P

April 19th, 2009
1:48 pm

Hey, remember what happened with one-and-done Chris Bosch. The year after he left Tech played in the championship game

bee shabazz

April 19th, 2009
11:09 pm

Derrick Favors will give you more points, rebounds and better leadership than Chris Bosh did. Derrick does not mind bangin’, Bosh did and Derrick will get a lot of easy baskets because of his athleticism and ability to run the floor. Tech will be a force in the ACC and nationally next year.