As Georgia Tech men’s basketball coach Josh Pastner rolls through scouting reports on each scholarship player on this team, one thing continues to pop up: points.
The team has to be smart in its shot selection because there isn't a go-to scorer.
The second thing is effort in everything from rebounding, to avoiding turnovers, to taking good shots.
The margin of error for earning wins will be very small.
Over the next few days, I’ll post player-by-player scouting reports on the team as it prepares for its exhibition opener against Shorter on Nov. 5 at McCamish Pavilion.
The Yellow Jackets went 21-15 overall, 8-10 in the ACC under previous coach Brian Gregory.
High school: Marist School.
Shooting percentage: 36.0.
3-point percentage: 31.0.
Miscellaneous: Total of 36 blocks in 98 games. … A 75.4-percent free-throw shooter in his career. … His average minutes per game have increased each of the past three seasons to 20.1 in 2015-16. … Totals of 39 assists to 32 turnovers last season and 77 assists to 73 turnovers in his career.
Coach Josh Pastner’s take: He’s got to understand about shot selection. When he takes great shots he’s a great player. When he tries to force the game and not keep it simple and do things that aren’t in his game then he becomes a player that’s not real effective and not real efficient. He’s got to be a guy that’s effective and efficient, get his open shots and when his feet are set drill it. He’s got to do a good job on the glass for us. He’s got to get to the free-throw line more.