Georgia Tech Basketball 2006-2007: September 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

Setback: Anthony Morrow out 6-8 Weeks with stress fracture in back


ATLANTA -- Anthony Morrow, Georgia Tech's leading scorer last season, will miss most of preseason practice because of a stress fracture in his back.

Morrow is expected to be out six to eight weeks, with the Yellow Jackets hoping he'll be fully recovered in time for the Nov. 10 opener against Elon.

The 6-foot-5 junior guard averaged 16 points a game last season and led the Atlantic Coast Conference by shooting 42.9 percent from 3-point range. The injury was diagnosed this week after Morrow complained of persistent back pain.

"We have decided to shut him down and give him every chance to be 100 percent healthy before we start the regular season," coach Paul Hewitt said. "Anthony had a great summer and made significant progress in many areas. Hopefully, this will not set him back too far."

Morrow will not be able to participate in individual instruction or team practices during his recovery. Instead, he will maintain his conditioning by working on a bicycle and taking part in underwater exercises.

I will have more on this story later.

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Friday, September 08, 2006

Jackets land Maurice Miller

To the other three colleges he'd planned to make official visits to over the next few weeks, Raleigh-Egypt point guard Maurice Miller had this to say Tuesday:
"One and done," Miller said of his official visit to Georgia Tech last weekend, where the 6-1 senior guard offered a verbal commitment to Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Hewitt. "It was my first (official visit), but Georgia Tech offers you all the things you need to succeed. Not only is it a good school, but it's got good athletics, too."
Rated the No. 13 point guard prospect in the Class of 2007 by and the No. 90 overall prospect, Miller said he had also considered offers from Cincinnati, Clemson, Illinois, LSU, Ole Miss, Stanford, Tennessee, the University of Memphis and Vanderbilt.
He'd planned to make an official visit to Ole Miss this weekend before visiting Oklahoma and LSU, but said Tuesday those visits are off.

"Going to Georgia Tech on that first visit made it tough on everybody else because they really have showed the most interest in him over the long haul," Raleigh-Egypt basketball coach Jimmy Adams said. "... If he was certain, I told him there was no reason to prolong it, and he found what he was looking for."

Miller said he wasn't swayed by the fact that Georgia Tech already has one Memphis product on its roster in freshman forward Thaddeus Young, the former Mitchell High standout, and is reportedly interested in another in Mitchell junior guard Jarvis Jones.

"All those guys, every time, were saying, 'You need to come to Georgia Tech,' or whatever, but it wasn't based on them. It was based on my own decision," Miller said

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