Redshirt senior Corey Heyward coming on strong, making his final season count
Tadric Jackson scored 16 points to lead the Yellow Jackets
Gregory, Georges-Hunt and Heyward represent the Yellow Jackets at ACC Operation Basketball
Yellow Jackets to play free intrasquad event at McCamish Pavilion
Find out why Tech's sophomore guard chose basketball over football
Georgia Tech vs. VCU Men's Basketball December 7, 2016
USATSI Gallery - Ohio @ Georgia Tech
Photos from Southern @ Georgia Tech on November 14, 2016.
Assortment of game action shots from the Yellow Jackets' three games courtesy of 10thyearseniors.com and John Marc Nutt.
The Yellow Jackets finished off a six-day trip to the Bahamas with a 3-hour catamaran ride and snorkeling trip.
Former all-state guard from Georgia in his final season playing for the Yellow Jackets ... Coaches like his character, toughness and competitiveness ... Sat out the 2012-13 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in late June, had surgery in July ... Re-injured the knee and underwent a second surgery on Dec. 13, 2012 ... Has gone on to play both guard positions in a starting and reserve role in his three seasons since ... A 2011 all-state guard from Peachtree Ridge High School who signed with Morehead (Ky.) State out of high school, but elected to spend the 2011-12 academic year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2013.
2016-17 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Has averaged 25.4 minutes in Tech’s first eight games after playing a total of 33 minutes in eight games last season ... Started the last five games, his first starts since his sophomore year (has 23 career starts) ... Notched his first career double-figure scoring game (10 points) while dishing three assists and grabbing five rebounds in a career-high 34 minutes against Sam Houston State ... Has hit 12-of-30 from the floor, including five 3s, and is averaging 4.4 points ... One of his 3s was a three-quarter court heave at the halftime buzzer at VCU, putting Tech up by eight at the half in a game the Jackets won by three on overtime
2015-16 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in eight games, limited minutes during the season ... One of four Tech players to average double figures on the team's August trip to the Bahamas (10.0 ppg) ... Shot 63.2 percent (12-of-19) from the floor, hitting 3-of-7 from three-point range ... Also had 12 assists with five turnovers.
2014-15 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Reserve combo guard who played in just four non-conference games, but saw significant action in 14 ACC games (DNP vs. Duke, FSU) - 12.3 minutes per game, three starts - and played 23 minutes in the ACC Tournament loss to Boston College ... Saw his first ACC action of the season at Wake Forest Jan. 10 (6 minutes, 1-3 FG, 1 assist) and started Tech's next three games against Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Virginia ... Did not score much (1.3 ppg), but had 10 assists and six turnovers over that stretch and played solid defense on the perimeter ... Had team's lowest turnover rate at 1.2 per 40 minutes.
2013-14 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Point guard who began taking on a larger role in the Notre Dame game on 1/11, first off the bench, then as a starter, providing good defense and some key playmaking ... Started 14 of Tech's last 15 games, averaging 1.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game ... Also had 31 assists and 18 turnovers in that span ... Had a 34/17 assist/turnover ratio in ACC regular-season games (45/26 for the season), and was 5-of-9 on 3s ... Zero turnovers in seven of his 15 ACC starts ... Scored career-high six points (two 3s, 2-4 FG) and matched his career-best of five assists in Tech's 2/13 win over Boston College ... Had five assists and no turnovers in 32 minutes at Clemson ... Beginning with Notre Dame on 1/11, averaged 13 over the next three games before joining the starting lineup at BC on 1/21 ... Played 12 important minutes against the Irish with two assists, no turnovers and four rebounds as Trae Golden was in late foul trouble ... Hit his first three of the season, recorded two assists and played solid defense against ACC scoring leader Olivier Hanlan in Tech's win at Boston College on 1/21 ... Played in all but one game (DNP vs. Dayton) and made one other start against East Tennessee State ... Began getting more court time after Travis Jorgenson went down with a knee injury Nov. 20, including 21 minutes against East Tennessee State and 10 against Kennesaw State ... Scored his first collegiate field goal against Mississippi Valley State (11/26).
First-team all-state in class AAAAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2011, and also was named Region 7 Player of the Year, following a 2010-11 season in which he averaged 16.6 points, 5.2 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game for Peachtree Ridge High School ... The Lions finished the season as regional runners-up with a season record of 21-9 ... At Hargrave, he averaged 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, helping the Tigers to a 38-1 record and the championship game of the national prep school championship ... Member of the National Honor Society, which he says is his most memorable non-athletic achievement.
Full name is Corey William Heyward ... Born August 29, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Son of Craig and Charlotte Heyward ... Father was the former NFL and University of Pittsburgh running back known as "Ironhead" who passed away in 2006 ... Has a brother, Cameron, who starred in football at Ohio State and now plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers ... Two younger siblings, Meagan and Connor ... Says he took basketball as his main sport around age 11, watching his older brother play organized basketball ... Majoring in business administration.