The Yellow Jackets did a good job of keeping local talent in the state of Georgia as they reeled in two top-75 prospects in small forward Marcus Hunt (#71) and power forward Robert Carter (#28). They were able to nab guys at four different positions and get a guy in Carter who is one of the best post-players in the country and has numerous impressive moves that shows off his footwork and intelligence. He is an excellent rebounder as well and has the size and strength to battle with big men down low but also has the quickness and footwork to play well against more athletic forwards.
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Carter is one of the best post-players in the country and has numerous impressive moves that shows off his footwork and intelligence. His interior scoring moves are ahead of most of the big men in the class of 2012 and he also has the ability to run the floor and score in transition. He is an excellent rebounder as well and has the size and strength to battle with big men down low but also has the quickness and footwork to play well against more athletic forwards. However, he has to be careful to not stay out on the perimeter too much since his size and strength is a great asset. He’s going to be a contributor as soon as he steps on the campus at Georgia Tech.
Hunt is a wing with a solid build who finishes well. He is powerful in the lane and around the bucket and is very competitive. I love his attitude and business-like demeanor on the court in addition to his body control in the paint as he’s slashing to the basket. Although his shot isn’t bad at all, getting rid of his slight hitch would probably improve the consistency. He can also improve his ball-handling to add another dimension to his offensive arsenal but between he and class of 2012 power forward Robert Carter (#28), Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory is bringing in a good class.
Chris Bolden | Overall: NR | Position: Shooting Guard (NR) | 6’3 | 180
Bolden, once a Miami (FL) commit, is a scorer who can get the ball in the basket in a plethora of ways. He can get in the lane but he’s also a good shooter with matching range. He is a surprisingly good finisher above the rim and has a pretty good first step. However, Bolden can become streaky from beyond the arc at times and can improve on that.
Corey Heyward | Overall: NR | Position: Point Guard (NR) | 6’0 | 200
Heyward is a post-grad (Hargrave Military Academy) floor general who is tough, physical and has good size. He’s consistent with his skills and is able to create his own shot. However, he’s not very quick or athletic and will have a tough time staying in front of explosive guards with a quick first step on the defensive end.