Georgia Tech and Rider will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday night in the consolation round
Five Jackets score in double figures, Jackson and Mitchell with 12 each
Yellow Jackets to play free intrasquad event at McCamish Pavilion
Guard Travis Jorgenson is fully healed from last year's knee injury
Meet Tech's freshman guard from Tifton, Ga.
Top guard in the state of Georgia who comes to Tech on the heels of winning a class 6A state championship with Tift County High School and being named all-class Player of the Year in the state ... A 4-star prospect ranked as high as 68th nationally in the class of 2014 (by ESPN.com) and rated the top guard in the state by national recruiting analyst Justin Young on Hoopseen.com ... Rated 14th nationally at his position.
Left-handed guard with the ability to score in a variety of ways, explode to the basket, create for others, and defend with intensity ... "He received excellent coaching on a daily basis at Tift County High School, one of the best programs in the state," says Coach Gregory.
2014-15 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Reserve wing guard who has struggled to put the ball in the basket from the outside but has found other ways to score... Averaged 14.3 minutes off the bench, averaging 7.3 points ... Scored 17 points against Marquette in the Orlando Classic, hitting 7-of-15 from the floor and 3-for-8 on threes... Scored 12 points total against Rider and Rhode Island, going 10-for-11 from the free throw line to help Tech salt away those wins... Third in the ACC in free throw percentage at 85 percent (17-of-20)... Eight points and four rebounds in 21 minutes vs. Alabama A&M ... Went 0-for-5 from the floor, but 4-for-4 from the foul line in 10 minutes in his collegiate debut vs. Georgia...
Under coach Eric Holland, earned all-state honors four straight years, helping Tift County to four regional championships and 101 wins ... Also made the MaxPreps 2013-14 All-America team ... Led Tift County to the class 6A state championship in 2014 with a 29-3 record and was named all-class Player of the Year in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Averaged 18.9 points and 4.0 rebounds per game as a senior, but became more of a complete player, averaging five fewer shots per game with big improvements in assists (3.6 per game) and on the defensive end ... Scored 15 points with five assists in the championship game in Macon, 35 with three assists the semi-final win, which was played at McCamish Pavilion ... Averaged 15.4 points a game as a junior, and helped Tift County to a 26-5 record and a state ranking of No. 3 ... Also played for the Georgia Stars AAU team.
Gave up football to concentrate on hoops early in his high school career, but was considered one of Georgia's top quarterback prospects following promising freshman and sophomore campaigns.
Full name is Tadrick Dre'von Jackson ... First name pronounced "TODD-rick" ... Born October 26, 1994 in Fort Polk, La. ... Son of Damedric and Natasha Jackson ... Comes from a family of six children ... Cousin of Tech junior Chris Bolden ... Enrolled in Literature, Media and Communication.