In text messages to the AJC, Howard said that he couldn’t pick a favorite between UGA and Tech and that “it was close the whole time.” In the end, he said, he went with UGA because of the situation, including the coaching staff and fan base. He noted Crean’s honesty and ability to develop players.
Pastner, who said earlier in May that “we are searching and fighting for a big,” is not done in his search for a post player for his lone remaining scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Thursday, Tech is expecting a visit from German center Quentin Post, who has played as an amateur for the Lok Bernau club. Post could enroll at Tech and play this year.