In comments to ESPN, Abram placed value on Stoudamire’s experience playing and coaching in the NBA, as have other new additions.
“His coaching and playing experience had a huge impact on my decision,” Abram told ESPN. “Being a point guard in the NBA for 13 years, he also knows what it’s like to be in the shoes that I one day hope to fill.”
Earlier incoming transfers were Tyzhaun Claude, a 6-8 forward from Western Carolina, Ebenezer Dowuona, a 6-11 forward from N.C. State, Tafara Gapare, 6-9 forward from Massachusetts and Kowacie Reeves, a 6-6 guard from Florida and Westside High in Macon.
Tech has lost six players who transferred: center Rodney Howard, forwards Freds Pauls Bagatskis, Cyril Martynov and Jordan Meka, guards Tristan Maxwell and Deivon Smith.