What do Georgia Tech’s basketball recruits think about Syracuse and Pitt joining the ACC? We asked them.
Georgia Tech has two commitments for its 2012 basketball recruiting class – North Gwinnett High School combo guard Chris Bolden and North Clayton High School swingman Marcus Hunt.
“I think it’s pretty big for the conference,” Bolden told the AJC. “Being able to play some the top Big East schools coming over to the ACC, it makes our conference a lot stronger. With those two, when you get to the conference tournament, it’s not going to matter who is playing who because everybody will be equally tough.”
Bolden also envisions a more powerful ACC helping Georgia Tech accelerate the turnaround of the program’s fortunes. “It puts us in a position to show that we are a basketball school,” he said. “And when we start beating up on the upper-tier ACC schools, it gives us a chance to make a name for ourselves.”
And what about Marcus Hunt? “The ACC was already one of the best conferences in basketball. With two additional teams, it will make us bigger and better.”
Hunt has had a growth spurt over the summer and now stands at 6-foot-6 ½ and 215 pounds.
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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