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G’ Tech lands pure point guard Jose Alvarado

Georgia Tech added their potential point guard of the future on Thursday, as 6′-1″ prospect Jose Alvarado of Christ the King (NY) picked the Yellow Jackets over local programs Seton Hall and Rutgers.

Alvarado is the first pledge for new Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner, and comes at perhaps the biggest area of need for the Yellow Jackets.

Georgia Tech landing a point guard from New York City may evoke memories back to Kenny Anderson or Stephon Marbury, but Alvarado isn’t that kind of player, as he’s more of a steady hand at the point guard slot. Given the overall need for Georgia Tech to upgrade their roster for ACC competitiveness, that’s not a bad thing.

It’s going to take more than Alvarado, but he should be a solid building block as Pastner tries to rebuild at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech Scholarship Grid

Positions2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsCorey Heyward (Sr)Justin Moore (So)Justin Moore (Jr)Justin Moore (Sr)
Josh Heath (Sr)Jose Alvarado (Fr)Jose Alvarado (So)Jose Alvarado (Jr)
Justin Moore (Fr)
WingsQuinton Stephens (Sr)Tadric Jackson (Sr)Christian Matthews (Jr)Christian Matthews (Sr)
Jordan Price (Sr)Christian Matthews (So)Josh Okogie (Jr)Josh Okogie (Sr)
Tadric Jackson (Jr)Josh Okogie (So)
Christian Matthews (Fr)
Josh Okogie (Fr)
PostsKellen McCormick (Sr)Ben Lammers (Sr)Abdoulaye Gueye (Sr)Sylvester Ogbonda (Sr)
Ben Lammers (Jr)Abdoulaye Gueye (Jr)Sylvester Ogbonda (Jr)
Abdoulaye Gueye (So)Sylvester Ogbonda (So)
Sylvester Ogbonda (Fr)

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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