Senior center is academically ineligible for fall semester
Summer grades are in, and Georgia Tech's basketball team lost one and gained one.
Senior center Ra'Sean Dickey will be academically ineligible for the fall semester, but the Yellow Jackets regained junior guard Lewis Clinch.
The 6-foot-10 Dickey can regain his winter eligibility with a strong performance in the classroom this fall.
Clinch, ineligible for the second semester last season for violating the school's honor code, can play this fall.
Even without Dickey, Tech coach Paul Hewitt may have more flexibility in his frontcourt, where senior forward Jeremis Smith will be joined by McDonald's All-American forward Gani Lawal and redshirt freshman Brad Sheehan. Sophomore Zach Peacock, junior Alade Aminu and sophomore Mouhammad Faye will also compete for playing time.
"Jeremis clearly, according to people in our strength program, has had the best offseason, and one of the best in our program since I've been here," Hewitt said. "Gani is going to be a factor whether he comes off the bench, or we start him."
Dickey started at center as a sophomore, but lost his job at the beginning of last season to Peacock. Dickey regained the spot and scored 21 points in a win over Duke, but scored in double-digits just three times in the final 16 games.
In other news, guard Paco Diaw has left the program, but has not yet chosen a new school, and senior point guard Matt Causey has been awarded a scholarship.