Newcomers: F Derrick Favors, G Mfon Udofia, G Glen Rice Jr., F Brian Oliver, C Daniel Miller (redshirting), F Kammeon Holsey (out for the season with a knee injury)
Frontcourt at a glance: Tech has a chance to boast one of the top frontcourts in a conference loaded with them. Derrick Favors comes in as one of the most highly-recruited players Tech has ever had and has already shown in the preseason great quickness in the paint and above-the-rim prowess. He joins junior Gani Lawal, who put off the NBA draft for a chance to return to school. Lawal is looking to improve on his 15.1 ppg scoring average from a year ago, not to mention his team's last-place finish in the ACC. Throw in 6-8 Zachery Peacock at small forward and Tech can match up big.