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Corey Heyward
Corey  Heyward

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Duluth, Ga.

High School:
Peachtree Ridge HS/Hargrave Military Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 214

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
08/29/1993

Experience:
1 letter



10/29/2014

Opportunities Abound for @GTMBK

Gregory, Georges-Hunt and Heyward represent the Yellow Jackets at ACC Operation Basketball

10/20/2014

@GTMBK Conducting Open Scrimmage Saturday

Yellow Jackets to play free intrasquad event at McCamish Pavilion

10/14/2014

Camp Confidential: Corey Heyward

Find out why Tech's sophomore guard chose basketball over football

10/07/2014

#TGW: Travis Is Back

Guard Travis Jorgenson is fully healed from last year's knee injury

10/02/2014

@GTMBK Begins Practice for 100th Season

Yellow Jackets return five letterwinners, welcome seven newcomers

02/16/2015

Georgia Tech vs. Clemson

Georgia Tech takes down Clemson, 63-52.

02/07/2015

Georgia Tech vs. Wake Forest

USATSI photos men's basketball -- 2/7/15

01/25/2015

Georgia Tech vs. Boston College

USATSI photos Men's basketball -- 1/25/15

12/15/2014

Georgia Tech vs. Appalachian State

USATSI Gallery, men's basketball -- 12/15/15

10/29/2014

2014 ACC Men's Basketball Media Day

USATSI Gallery

Photo Gallery

Career Notes

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. ... Enjoyed a solid first season in 2013-14, playing important minutes off the bench early, then earning a spot in the starting lineup for the last half of the season ... 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 ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2013.

2014-15 - Game-by-Game Statistics

Reserve combo guard who has played in 14 games this season, but has seen significant action in Techâ?TMs last 10 of Techâ?TMs last 12 games (DNP vs. Duke, FSU) - 11.1 minutes per game, three starts ... Saw his first ACC action of the season at Wake Forest (6 minutes, 1-3 FG, 1 assist) and started Techâ?TMs games against Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Virginia ... Has not scored much, but has eight assists and three turnovers over that stretch and played solid defense on the perimeter ... Has teamâ?TMs lowest turnover rate at 1.2 per 40 minutes ... Played 12 minutes and had three steals off the bench against Alabama A&M, but played in just four games during the non-conference schedule.

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).

High School

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.

Personal

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.

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Career Statistics

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2013-14 32-15 527 16.5 10 35 .286 6 14 .429 6 13 .462 10 39 49 1.5 59 0 45 26 4 22 32 1.0
TOTAL 32-15 527 16.5 10 35 .286 6 14 .429 6 13 .462 10 39 49 1.5 59 0 45 26 4 22 32 1.0
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