Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner was born Sept. 26, 1977, in Glen Dale, West Virginia. Pastner grew up in Kingswood, Texas, and graduated from the University of Arizona. Pastner was introduced as Tech's men's basketball coach April 8, 2016. Tech won 21 games in Pastner's first season, which ended with a loss in the NIT final. The Yellow Jackets slipped to a 13-19 record in Pastner’s second season. In Pastner's first two seasons at Tech, the Jackets were 14-24 in ACC games, including the ACC tournament. Tec

Ryan Mutombo, son of Hawks great, receives offer from Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner has offered a scholarship to a center from the Lovett School with a familiar last name – Ryan Mutombo.

Mutombo, son of Hawks great Dikembe Mutombo, announced his scholarship offer Tuesday from his Twitter account. Mutombo, a junior at Lovett, stands 7-foot and could have a couple of more inches to grow. His father, who is one of two players in NBA history to win NBA defensive player of the year four times (twice with the Hawks), is 7-2.

“He’s a complete kid, and he’s going to really sneak up on people’s radar,” said James Forrest, Mutombo’s AAU coach and a former Yellow Jackets star.

Recruiting services such as 247Sports and Rivals do not have him ranked, but college coaches are well aware of him. North Carolina, Virginia, Florida State and Wake Forest have already made plans to see him work out, Forrest said. Tech got in on Mutombo at the right time by offering him early, Forrest said. Mutombo has tweeted about one other offer, to Indiana State.

Mutombo received the offer while on an unofficial visit to Tech’s campus.

“He liked Georgia Tech a lot,” Forrest said. “That’s one of the things that Georgia Tech has to get back in the business of doing, is being an attraction to these local kids.”


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