College Basketball Recruiting: Georgia Tech Lands 2013 Guard Solomon Poole

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Kentucky transfer Stacey Poole Jr. made the decision to head from Lexington to Georgia Tech in early January.

On Saturday afternoon, the domino effect unfolded as Poole’s young brother, Solomon, also made the decision to join the Yellow Jackets’ program.

Solomon Poole, a 6-foot-1 guard and member of the class of 2013, will join the Georgia Tech program prior to the 2013-14 season.

Lacking a true point guard from a squad that finished 11-20 this past season under first-year head coach Brian Gregory, Georgia Tech is looking to turn a page and get back into being the ACC contender that is now eight years removed from their run to the National Championship game (2004).

A floor general out of Jacksonville, Florida, Poole is labeled as one of the top prospects within the class of 2013. Rivals ranks Poole at No. 14 overall, while ESPNU lists the point guard at No. 37.

Gregory, who took over the Yellow Jackets’ program after leaving Dayton, is welcoming in a solid, four-man class for the 2012-13 season. Headlined by Robert Carter and Marcus Hunt, each of the four newcomers are Georgia natives.

With Poole’s decision on Saturday, Gregory and Georgia Tech now have their first verbal commitment from the class of 2013.

The ability to land Stacey this past winter, may have ultimately played a big role in landing Solomon. Despite missing the NCAA Tournament in each of the past two seasons, things at Georgia Tech may be looking up in the years to come.


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