2016–17 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by first-year head coach Josh Pastner and played their home games at Hank McCamish Pavilion as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 21–16, 8–10 in ACC play to finish in 11th place. They lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Pittsburgh. The Yellow Jackets received an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Indiana, Belmont, and Ole Miss to advance to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden. At MSG, they defeated Cal State Bakersfield before losing in the championship game to TCU.

2016–17 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
NIT, Runner-up
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2016–17 record21–16 (8–10 ACC)
Head coachJosh Pastner (1st season)
Assistant coachTavaras Hardy
Assistant coachDarryl LaBarrie
Assistant coachEric Reveno
Home arenaMcCamish Pavilion
Seasons
2016–17 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#16 Florida State 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
#14 Notre Dame 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
#10 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#7 Duke 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
#24 Virginia 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Syracuse 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Clemson 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
NC State 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Pittsburgh 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
Boston College 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Yellow Jackets finished the 2015–16 season 21–15, 8–10 in ACC play to finish in a tie for 11th place. They defeated Clemson in the second round of the ACC Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Virginia. They received an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Houston and South Carolina to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to San Diego State.

On March 25, 2016, Georgia Tech announced Brian Gregory would not return as head coach.[1] On April 8, 2016, the school hired Josh Pastner as head coach.[2]

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Charles Mitchell 0 F 6'8" 269 Senior Marietta, GA Graduated
Adam Smith 2 G 6'1" 170 RS Senior Jonesboro, GA Graduated
Marcus Georges-Hunt 3 G/F 6'5" 214 Senior College Park, GA Graduated
Travis Jorgenson 10 G 6'0" 177 RS Sophomore Columbia, MO Left the team due to personal reasons
Nick Jacobs 32 F 6'8" 260 RS Senior Atlanta, GA Graduated
James White 33 F 6'8" 220 RS Senior Jonesboro, GA Graduated

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Jodan Price 2 G/F 6'8" 185 RS Senior Indianapolis, IN Transferred from Eastern Michigan. Price will be eligible to play immediately since Price graduated from Eastern Michigan.
Kellen McCormick 32 F 6'8" 215 RS Senior West Bloomfield, MI Transferred from Western Michigan. McCormick will be eligible to play immediately since McCormick graduated from Western Michigan.

2016 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Christian Matthews
#61 SF
Clinton, MD National Christian Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Aug 23, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Justin Moore
#66 PG
San Diego, CA Mission Bay High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jun 3, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Josh Okogie
SF
Snellville, GA Shiloh High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oct 13, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

RosterEdit

2016–17 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Justin Moore 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Mission Bay HS San Diego, CA
G 1 Tadric Jackson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Jr Tift County HS Tifton, GA
G/F 2 Jodan Price 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 172 lb (78 kg) RS Sr Detroit Country Day
DePaul/Eastern Michigan
Indianapolis, IN
G 5 Josh Okogie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Shiloh HS Snellville, GA
G 11 Josh Heath 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Sr Tampa Preparatory School
South Florida
Tampa, FL
F 12 Quinton Stephens 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Sr Marist School Atlanta, GA
F 23 Christian Matthews 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr National Christian Academy Clinton, MD
F 24 Sylvester Ogbonda 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 238 lb (108 kg) RS Fr National Christian Academy Fort Washington, MD
G 30 Corey Heyward 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Peachtree Ridge HS
Hargrave Military Academy
Duluth, GA
F 32 Kellen McCormick 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Notre Dame Prep
Western Michigan
West Bloomfield, MI
F 34 Abdoulaye Gueye 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 218 lb (99 kg) So Central Park Christian Dakar, Senegal
F 42 Rand Rowland 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Sr White County HS Cleveland, GA
C 44 Ben Lammers 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 231 lb (105 kg) Jr Alamo Heights High School San Antonio, TX
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

 
Georgia Tech in a game against North Carolina A&T
Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/05/2016*
7:30 PM
Shorter W 95–87 OT
Hank McCamish Pavilion (2,503)
Atlanta, GA
Regular season
11/11/2016*
8:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Tennessee Tech W 70–55  1–0
Hank McCamish Pavilion (6,018)
Atlanta, GA
11/14/2016*
7:30 PM, ACCN Extra
Southern W 77–62  2–0
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,360)
Atlanta, GA
11/18/2016*
8:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Ohio L 61–67  2–1
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,802)
Atlanta, GA
11/22/2016*
7:30 PM, ACCN Extra
Sam Houston State W 81–73  3–1
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,181)
Atlanta, GA
11/26/2016*
7:30 PM, ACCN Extra
Tulane W 82–68  4–1
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,479)
Atlanta, GA
11/29/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Penn State
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 60–67  4–2
Bryce Jordan Center (6,032)
University Park, PA
12/03/2016*
1:00 PM, SECN+
at Tennessee L 58–81  4–3
Thompson–Boling Arena (12,634)
Knoxville, TN
12/07/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at VCU W 76–73 OT 5–3
Siegel Center (7,637)
Richmond, VA
12/18/2016*
2:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Alcorn State W 74–50  6–3
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,599)
Atlanta, GA
12/20/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Georgia L 43–60  6–4
Hank McCamish Pavilion (8,600)
Atlanta, GA
12/22/2016*
7:30 PM, ACCN Extra
Wofford W 76–72  7–4
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,725)
Atlanta, GA
12/28/2016*
7:30 PM, ACCN Extra
North Carolina A&T W 59–52  8–4
Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,024)
Atlanta, GA
12/31/2016
12:00 PM, ACCN
No. 9 North Carolina W 75–63  9–4
(1–0)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (7,754)
Atlanta, GA
01/04/2017
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 8 Duke L 57–110  9–5
(1–1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
01/07/2017
2:00 PM, ACCN
No. 9 Louisville L 50–65  9–6
(1–2)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (6,160)
Atlanta, GA
01/12/2017
7:00 PM, RSN
Clemson W 75–63  10–6
(2–2)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,602)
Atlanta, GA
01/15/2017
6:30 PM, ESPNU
at NC State W 86–76  11–6
(3–2)
PNC Arena (17,781)
Raleigh, NC
01/18/2017
9:00 PM, RSN
at Virginia Tech L 61–62  11–7
(3–3)
Cassell Coliseum (6,598)
Blacksburg, VA
01/21/2017
2:00 PM, ACCN
at No. 16 Virginia L 49–62  11–8
(3–4)
John Paul Jones Arena (14,459)
Charlottesville, VA
01/25/2017
7:00 PM, RSN
No. 6 Florida State W 78–56  12–8
(4–4)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (6,542)
Atlanta, GA
01/28/2017
12:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 Notre Dame W 62–60  13–8
(5–4)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (8,600)
Atlanta, GA
02/01/2017
7:00 PM, RSN
at Clemson L 62–74  13–9
(5–5)
Littlejohn Coliseum (7,530)
Clemson, SC
02/04/2017
3:00 PM, RSN
at Wake Forest L 69–81  13–10
(5–6)
LJVM Coliseum (10,962)
Winston-Salem, NC
02/07/2017*
7:30 PM, ACCN Extra
Tusculum W 96–58  14–10
Hank McCamish Pavilion (2,437)
Atlanta, GA
02/11/2017
5:30 PM, RSN
Boston College W 65–54  15–10
(6–6)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (7,391)
Atlanta, GA
02/15/2017
8:00 PM, ACCN
at Miami (FL) L 61–70  15–11
(6–7)
BankUnited Center (7,111)
Coral Gables, FL
02/19/2017
6:30 PM, ESPNU
Syracuse W 71–65  16–11
(7–7)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (8,600)
Atlanta, GA
02/21/2017
8:00 PM, ACCN
NC State L 69–71  16–12
(7–8)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (6,950)
Atlanta, GA
02/26/2017
6:30 PM, ESPNU
at No. 21 Notre Dame L 60–64  16–13
(7–9)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
02/28/2017
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Pittsburgh W 61–52  17–13
(8–9)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (7,185)
Atlanta, GA
03/04/2017
4:00 PM, ACCN
at Syracuse L 61–90  17–14
(8–10)
Carrier Dome (30,448)
Syracuse, NY
ACC Tournament
03/08/2017
7:00 PM, ESPNU/ACCN
(11) vs. (14) Pittsburgh
First Round
L 59–61  17–15
Barclays Center (8,656)
Brooklyn, NY
NIT
03/14/2017*
9:00 PM, ESPN
(6) (3) Indiana
First Round – Syracuse Bracket
W 75–63  18–15
Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,533)
Atlanta, GA
3/19/2017*
12:00 PM, ESPN
(6) (7) Belmont
Second Round – Syracuse Bracket
W 71–57  19–15
Hank McCamish Pavilion (7,176)
Atlanta, GA
3/21/2017*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
(6) at (5) Ole Miss
Quarterfinals – Syracuse Bracket
W 74–66  20–15
The Pavilion at Ole Miss (9,091)
Oxford, MS
3/28/2017*
7:00 PM, ESPN
(6) vs. (8) Cal State Bakersfield
Semifinals
W 76–61  21–15
Madison Square Garden (5,210)
New York City, NY
3/30/2017*
8:00 PM, ESPN
(6) vs. (4) TCU
Championship
L 56–88  21–16
Madison Square Garden (5,029)
New York City, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Georgia Tech parts with Gregory as head coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  2. ^ "Pastner: Ga. Tech rebound won't happen overnight". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-23.