Georgia Tech center James Banks declares for NBA draft
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech center James Banks is entering the NBA draft.
The school said Monday the 6-foot-9 junior has submitted paperwork for the June 20 draft.
Ga. Tech faces ND in ACC tourney
No. 15 seed Notre Dame (13-18, 3-15) vs. No. 10 seed Georgia Tech (14-17, 6-12)
Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney First Round, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Tuesday, 1 p.m....
Georgia Tech edges NC State, 63-61
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With 5.5 seconds remaining, Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner told his players during a timeout that they were going to find a way to win the game.
Georgia Tech edges North Carolina State, 63-61
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jose Alvarado raced the length of the court and passed to James Banks III for a go-ahead, two-handed dunk as Banks was fouled with one second remaining and Georgia Tech...
ATLANTA (AP) — It's been a difficult year for Georgia Tech, so coach Josh Pastner is grateful to have a positive teaching point headed into the offseason.
Bowman, BC visit Ga. Tech
Boston College (14-13, 5-10) vs. Georgia Tech (12-17, 4-12)
McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Ky Bowman and Boston College...
Ga. Tech looks to knock off No. 2 Virginia
Georgia Tech (12-16, 4-11) vs. No. 2 Virginia (24-2, 12-2)
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Virginia looks to give Georgia...
Alvarado, Banks help Jackets snap 7-game skid, 73-65
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech went a month without winning a game. Even so, coach Josh Pastner had started seeing improvement in his young team over the last couple of weeks.
Gueye’s big putback leads Ga Tech past Notre Dame 63-61
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech was back at full strength.
The Yellow Jackets are also back on the winning track.
Abdoulaye Gueye had a huge putback with 52 seconds left, Jose Alvarado hit two clutch free throws and Georgia Tech held off Notre Dame for a 63-61 victory in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday night.
Alvarado and James Banks III scored 16 points apiece to lead the Yellow Jackets (11-8, 3-3), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Georgia Tech dominates inside, beats Syracuse 73-59
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner says the only way for his team to survive is through its defense.
In that case, the Yellow Jackets may do more than survive.
Jose Alvarado scored 19 points, James Banks III added 16 and Georgia Tech dominated inside and overpowered Syracuse 73-59 on Saturday night, ending the Orange's four-game winning streak.
Banks has 20, powers Georgia Tech past Wake Forest, 92-79
ATLANTA (AP) — James Banks III was the focus of the offense as Georgia Tech rolled to its most points in an ACC regular-season game in 14 years.
Now Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner wants to see Banks do it again.
Banks scored 20 points and Georgia Tech continued its home domination of Wake Forest by beating the Demon Deacons 92-79 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for each team.
Gueye sparks Georgia Tech to 87-57 rout of Kennesaw State
ATLANTA (AP) — Abdoulaye Gueye stopped trying to play like a Hall of Famer and then played kind of like one Friday afternoon when he came off the bench to tie a career-high with 16 points with eight rebounds Friday to spark Georgia Tech in an 87-57 blowout win over Kennesaw State.
Georgia Tech’s James Banks eligible after Texas transfer
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech forward James Banks, a transfer from Texas, has been granted immediate eligibility from the NCAA.
The 6-foot-8 Banks played two seasons at Texas, averaging 1.7 points and 2.3 rebounds. He will have two years of eligibility with the Yellow Jackets without having to sit out a season.
Banks, a native of Decatur, Georgia, played in 32 games as a freshman and 14 games as a sophomore at Texas. He attended La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, as a high school senior.
Texas Preview Capsule
Last season: 20-13, lost in first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Coach: Shaka Smart.
Conference: Big 12.
Who's gone: G Isaiah Taylor, F Prince Ibeh.
Who's back: Sophomore guards Eric Davis and Kerwin Roach weren't regular starters last season but are now the veteran leaders on a team of talented freshmen. Roach will be looked at early at point guard and Davis is the best returning 3-pointer shooter after making 42 last season.