Georgia Tech Basketball 2006-2007: July 2006

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Tech's Faye to Surgery on fractured, wrist. Expected to be back in November

Tech forward Mouhammad Faye, who is expected to be a big part of Georgia Tech's rebuilding process will miss some early playing time, after having surgery on a broken wrist. Faye broke his wrist in a pick up game on June 13th. Faye should not miss any significant playing time, maybe a couple of games at the beginning of the season. It's better that Faye had the surgery now, instead of finding out later, and missing some ACC Play. Doesnt look like Faye will miss any ACC time, but i would think his goal now would be to get back on the court for Maui on November 22nd.

Georgia Tech freshman forward Mouhammad Faye had surgery on his right wrist, and won't play basketball for the Yellow Jackets until after the season begins.
Faye, who redshirted last season after qualifying late academically, was injured in a June 13 pickup game. An X-ray revealed no damage, school officials said, but when the injury was slow to heal, an MRI was later scheduled and a damaged ligament was found.

His wrist will be immobilized for three months, and then up to eight weeks of therapy will follow before he can return to action in mid-November or later.
"It's unfortunate for him and for us," Tech coach Paul Hewitt said in a statement, "but by having surgery now, he will be able to rehab it and be ready for the busy part of our season."
Faye, an athletic 6-foot-8 native of Dakar, Senegal, practiced with the Jackets during spring semester last school year, working at both forward spots.
He was expected to compete for significant playing time.

Faye Has surgery on fractured wrist (College Sports)

Bosh to sign 3 year deal with Raptors

Former Georgia Tech star and current Toronto Raptor Chris Bosh reportedly will sign a shorter contract deal with the Raptors. Bosh, who was eligible for the NBA Maximum salary of 5 years and 70-75 Million, reportedly will sign a 3 year deal with the team in the coming days. A 3 year deal will reportedly be 40 million, although Lebron James just signed the same 3 year short term contract for 60 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bosh may be taking a chance, but something tells me that much money is not a chance. The next time Bosh is eligible for free agency, a contract could garner over 100 million dollars.

Bosh, according to NBA front-office sources, has elected to sign a three-year deal with the Raptors worth an estimated $40 million-plus, with a player option in the summer of 2010 to extend the deal for a fourth season and take the value of the contract into the $60 million range.
The 22-year-old, who has repeatedly stated his intention to stay with the league's only Canadian franchise, thus has the next four seasons -- including the final season of his original rookie-scale contract at $4.2 million -- to decide if he likes the Raptors' future enough to make a longer commitment.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Maurice Brittian dead at 37

Played with GT in 89-90 after transferring from Hutchinson JC; 6th pick in 1991 CBA Draft

Just read an article over on, that mentioned the passing of former Georgia Tech center, Maurice Brittian. What a sad story, as "Mo" was one of my favorite players during the 89-90 campaign. I can still remember me and my brother Rudy saying, "Go Big Mo". Maurice gave us some great minutes off the bench, and only played one season at Georgia Tech, before transferring to Kansas State. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, Maurice played 2 years at Hutchinson Junior College. Maurice was a 6th Round Draft Pick in the 1991 CBA draft, going to Sioux Falls. The following was found on God Bless Mo, and we'll see you in heaven big fella.

Family-Placed Death Notice

Celebration of Life for Maurice Davon Ezzard Brittian (BIG MO), born July 18, 1968 in Atlanta was called home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2006. As we all wonder, when I'm gone what would people have to say about me and in his case, I know he was sure that every word would be positive and it would be true. Maurice resided in McDonough, GA where he worked for Nestle. Services will be held Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 12 noon at New Birth South Metropolitan Church, Jonesboro. Pastor Andre Landers, officiating. Interment, Fairview Memorial Gardens. Maurice's legacy will be carried on by his loving wife, Quovadis Denise Brittian and his son, Quinton Davon Ezzard; his adorable grandson, Quinton Antwan Ezzard; his loving mother, Mary Ann Ezzard Brittian; a sister, Tynisa Ann Brittian; his brother is a friend and major influence in his life, Tony Bernard Ezzard. Maurice was preceded in death by his father Walter Brittian Jr., who adored his son and supported his career every way possible. He played a major role in Maurice's life as a father which taught Maurice respect and character in which we all had a chance to experience with Maurice. Also Maurice will leave to celebrate his life his smiling mother-in-law, Brenda Joyce Roberts; sisters-in-law, Rhonda Ezzard and Quintrellis Sharee Jackson, and his favorite niece and nephew, Joyceline Pannell and Michael Pannell Jr., and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, teammates and co-workers. Family will assemble at 170 Courts of Hampton, Hampton, GA 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Maurice Brittian Foundation, 170 Courts of Hampton, Hampton, GA 30228. Young Funeral Home, 1107 Hank Aaron Dr., S.W., Atlanta, GA (404) 523-6606.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 6/30/2006.

Maurice Brittian's Career Stats
1991 CBA Draft (Mo Brittian picked in 6th round)

Saturday, July 01, 2006

He's Baaaack! Bobby Legend agrees to coach College Of Charleston

You knew it was coming. You knew retirement wouldnt last long for former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins. Bobby Cremins 59, today was hired by the College Of Charleston, who is coming off of a 17-11 record last season. Coach Cremins is ready to put the microphone down, and come back to coaching. Bobby is a great friend of mine, and i wish him well in the future. Cremins with a mid major? Could be exciting. Also seems like Bobby is still the same with this quote, ya gotta love him.

"I know it's going to be tough because they've got some problems, but I really wanted a new challenge,' Cremins told the paper. "I really miss coaching."

Cremins Back in the Game

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