Four-star guard Jaeden Mustaf commits to Georgia Tech

He is the son of a former NBA player

Georgia Tech coach Damon Stoudamire received his first commitment toward the 2024 signing class when Jaeden Mustaf pledged to Tech on Thursday at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlantic Station.

“Let’s give Atlanta something to buzz about,” Mustaf told a crowd of teammates, family and friends (including former Tech star Dennis Scott) after putting on a Tech hat.

Mustaf is a four-star prospect and considered one of the top combo guards in the 2024 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. He chose the Yellow Jackets over other finalists Arkansas, Florida State, Indiana, Maryland and North Carolina State.

“I feel like it was a no-brainer,” Mustaf said about his decision to play in Atlanta. “One of the questions they asked me when I was there was, ‘If you don’t come here, why wouldn’t you?’ I’m going in to play the point guard position, and (Stoudamire is) one of the greatest point guards. He’s a legend playing the position. All the stuff he can teach me. He’s already taught me so much – just film he showed me when I was on my visit and stuff like that.

“But it was a no-brainer for me. Like, why not go play for Tech? ACC basketball. I think it gets no better than that.”

The son of former Maryland standout and first-round NBA draft pick Jerrod Mustaf, Jaeden Mustaf played at DeMatha High in Washington, D.C., as a sophomore and at Carmel Christian in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a junior. He averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists at the former and 15.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals last season before relocating to Atlanta.

Mustaf (6-5, 201) took an official visit to Tech earlier this summer and said he’ll not try to go to as many Tech home football and basketball games as his schedule allows.

Mustaf, who also reportedly has scholarship offers from Georgetown, Georgia, Iowa, Miami, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Texas A&M, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Xavier, among others, is Tech’s highest-rated recruit (.983) since four-star guard Iman Shumpert (.985) in the 2008 class, according to the 247Sports Composite.

“I know coach Stoudamire wants to get the program back on track and get it back to where it should be,” Mustaf said. “My goal is the same thing. I think we have the same vision. We both want to get the program back to where it supposed to be. I want to win ACC championships, I want to get to March Madness, all those types of things.

“I think the city of Atlanta is gonna be really excited for this.”