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Report: Trae Golden receives waiver, eligible at Georgia Tech

Oct 17, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

Trae Golden

Georgia Tech has their point guard.

Trae Golden, who spent the past three seasons at Tennessee, has received a waiver to play immediately at Georgia Tech, according to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com.

Golden averaged 12.1 points and 3.9 assists for the Vols last season, but he left the program abruptly in May, opting to transfer to Georgia Tech a few months later in part because he wanted to be closer to his family. Golden’s father is reportedly ill, and the NCAA grants hardship waiver to student-athletes in circumstances like this.

More importantly, Golden is the missing piece for the Yellow Jackets. Brian Gregory’s team has some talent returning — Robert Carter Jr., Marcus Georges-Hunt, Daniel Miller, Kammeon Holsey — but they are lacking a ball-handler, a presence at the point. Golden fills that role.

All of a sudden, Georgia Tech looks like a team capable of putting together a run to the NCAA tournament.

  1. shafted1 - Oct 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Golden left Tennessee because he had a ‘friend with benefits’ in a position of authority. He wanted to return to his family because he was distraught over the loss of those ‘benefits.’ His father was probably suffering from indigestion caused by his son’s indiscretions!

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