Georgia Tech is off to an amazing start. They are currently 6-2 in their conference, including a win over Saint Mary’s. Although they’ve been dominating basketball, they could get a huge lift with Solomon Pooles return.
Poole graduated early from high school and enrolled at Georgia Tech over the weekend, the school announced. Although Poole can’t play in the NCAA until he is cleared, there is rumors that he could suit up Monday.
“The plan is for Solo to play once he is cleared by Eligibility Center…He could play as early as Monday,” says a source.
The 6-foot guard, is the younger brother of Kentucky player Stacey Poole. Coincidently, Stacey becomes eligible to play next week after sitting out. The two brothers should provide a huge lift to both their teams.
Marcus Georges-Hunt, freshman player, has taken Poole’s behind senior point guard Mfon Udofia. Georges-Hunt has been scoring in double figures in Poole’s absence, but could lose playing time when Poole returns.
Poole was ranked among the top 50 players in the Class of 2013 and many Georgia Tech fans are excited to see their new young star.
“Our program is really excited to have Solomon join us at this time…I’m really proud of all the hard work he has put in to get himself in this position. I know Solomon is ready to help this team in any way he can, and in any role possible. While this is great for our program currently, it will also accelerate Solomon’s progress in the future,” says Brian Gregory, head coach.