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Tech coach looking forward to next season

May 28, 2003

Atlanta- His star player is heading to the NBA after only season of college basketball and that player's back up has transferred.

Still, Georgia Tech basketball coach Paul Hewitt is upbeat about the Yellow Jackets's chances in the 2003--2004 season.

Coach Hewitt in town tonight to speak to the Albany Georgia Tech club. It has been a tough spring for Hewitt after power forward Chris Bosh, the rookie of the year in the Atlantic Coast conference this past season, decided to enter the NBA and Bosh's backup-sophomore Ed Nelson decided to transfer to UConn.

The Yellow Jackets may have lost some inside punch but Hewitt believes his depth at the perimeter will be the best in the ACC next season with players like Jarrett Jack, B.J. Elder and senior Marvin Lewis.

Coach Paul Hewitt said "One guy that I think people have a tendency to overlook is Marvin Lewis. Marvin has a chance next year to be only the eighth player in Georgia Tech history to score over 1,000 points and get over 500 rebounds. He has been a rock solid for three years and he was major part of why we went to the NCAA tournament three years ago and he is going to be a big part of what we are doing."

Coach Hewitt says if he can find a big man or two playing overseas he will certainly try to sign him this offseason.

In three seasons, Paul Hewitt's record at Georgia Tech is 48-44. The Yellow Jackets were 16-15 and made it to the quarterfinals of the NIT this season.

posted at 12:01AM by roberth@walb.com

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