Georgia Tech recruit Solomon Poole will be joining the Yellow Jackets ahead of schedule. Poole graduated early from High School, and has already enrolled at Georgia Tech.
The NCAA still has to clear Poole for play, and since a portion of the season has already passed, he could opt to redshirt for the 2012-13 season. But a source has said that Poole wants to play as soon as possible. The earliest he could play for head coach Brian Gregory is Monday Dec. 17 against Alabama State.
Poole is a 6’0” 180 lb. combo guard from Jacksonville, FL. He has a scorer’s mentality, and can shoot from long range or drive into the lane. He is undersized to be a shooting guard at the NCAA level, and will have to transition his game to make himself a more team-compatible point guard.
Poole is in the ESPN Top 100 recruits of the 2013 class, coming in at No. 53. He has tons of upside as a scorer, and is the third member of his immediate family to play division 1 basketball. His older brother Stacey Poole is a current member of coach Gregory’s squad, and will become eligible to play next week.
The Poole brothers could add nice depth to the Georgia Tech perimeter, which currently boasts freshman stud Marcus Georges-Hunt and senior point guard Mfon Udofia. Hunt and Udofia are the only Yellow Jackets currently scoring double digits. Georgia Tech, although having respectable perimeter scoring, needs one of the Poole brothers to step in as a passer. Udofia leads the team in assists with just 3.3 and as a team, they are only averaging 12.4 assists per game.