Georgia Tech gets one from transfer portal, Gardner-Webb’s Lance Terry

Georgia Tech picked up its first transfer-portal commitment of the offseason, a productive scoring guard from Gardner-Webb. Lance Terry, a graduate of the Heritage School in Newnan, announced his decision Sunday after a campus visit this weekend.

Terry averaged 14.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists for the Runnin’ Bulldogs this past season before going into the transfer portal March 21. A 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard, Terry has two years of eligibility remaining. He reportedly had interest from Georgia, Cincinnati and Xavier, among other schools.

Terry has the potential to replace some of the scoring that the Yellow Jackets lost with the graduation of guard Michael Devoe and forward Jordan Usher. Terry showed his ability to score against power-conference competition this past season, when he went for 16 points against Arkansas and 15 against Duke in back-to-back games in November and then 14 in Gardner-Webb’s upset of Georgia in December. Two seasons ago, he notched 23 points in a loss to Florida State.

For the season, he shot 45.9% from the field, including 35% from 3-point range. He had a 37/44 assist/turnover ratio and earned honorable-mention status on the All-Big South team.

Terry has claimed one of five open scholarships that coach Josh Pastner has available for the coming season. With three years of experience, Terry will also bring a veteran presence to a team that will need it after losing Devoe and Usher as well as forward Khalid Moore and guard Bubba Parham, who have both entered the transfer portal with a year of eligibility remaining.

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