The Georgia Tech basketball team gets the chance that apparently only comes around once every twenty-five years for them this August. The team will travel out of the country to play basketball for the first time since 1991.
According to accsports.com, the Yellow Jackets will be traveling to the Bahamas from August 5-11. The team will be taking on a Bahamian all-star team in three separate games on August 6, 8, and 9.
“It’s going to be great for our team,” head coach Brian Gregory said.
“It also gives us a chance to really start working on some things that we believe are important for our team to be successful this year, things that we identified at the end of last season that we’ve worked on more individually in the spring and early part of this summer. We get the 10 practices, but we also get a chance for the bonding, the camaraderie and building of the team chemistry. This is a good time to begin building our team’s identity and leadership.”
The Yellow Jackets have had only one winning season in Gregory’s four seasons at Georgia Tech when the team went 16-15 in the 2012-13 season. The team has not made the NCAA Tournament since the 2010 season when they lost to Ohio State in the second round.
Let’s hope that the Jackets’ first trip out of the country this century will help the team turn their recent string of bad luck around and get back to the postseason.
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