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Georgia Tech lands Lehigh graduate transfer Brandon Alston

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner coaches his team to a 71-57 victory over Belmont in their NIT tournament second-round game Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/AJC)
Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner coaches his team to a 71-57 victory over Belmont in their NIT tournament second-round game Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Lehigh University guard Brandon Alston will join the Yellow Jackets’ program as a graduate transfer in the fall, Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner announced on Wednesday.

At 6-foot-5, Alston played two seasons with Lehigh, averaging 5.8 points and shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 35.5 percent behind the arc. Alston has two remaining years of college eligibility.

“We are excited with the addition of Brandon,” Pastner said in a statement. “He gives us added depth and experience as he is 22 years of age, so he understands the process. On top of that he graduated from a great academic institution in Lehigh in three years, which is extremely impressive with an economics degree.”

After taking a redshirt year in the 2015-2016 season due to injury, Alston started the last 10 games of the 2016-17 season for Lehigh and scored a career high of 18 points against Army and the Patriot League tournament semifinal game against Boston University.

Alston, from Vienna, Va., completed his bachelor’s degree in economics in May.