Late last week, Georgia Tech and Josh Pastner received some big news. The NCAA granted immediate eligibility to transfer guard Bubba Parham for the 2019-20 season. The junior guard has two season of eligibility remaining.
The 5-foot-11 Parham played the last two seasons at VMI; he averaged 21.4 points per game during the 2018-19 season, which led the Southern Conference.
Sources: Georgia Tech's Bubba Parham has received a waiver from the NCAA and is eligible for the 19-20 season. Huge news for the Yellow Jackets. Parham averaged 21.4 PPG last season at VMI.
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For an offense as strapped as Georgia Tech was last season — and has been for the entirety of Pastner’s time in Atlanta — Parham is a big add. According to KenPom, the Yellow Jackets ranked 228th nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency. Georgia Tech shot a lowly 30.7 percent on 3-pointers, too, which ranked No. 330 in Division I.
A high-usage player at VMI (29.3 percent usage rate last season), Parham shot 39.3 percent on 3-point looks during the 2018-19 season. Parham attempted nearly 11 3-pointers per 40 minutes; he’s not bashful about letting it fly from deep. That’s exactly what Georgia Tech needs.
Parham also gets to the free throw line a lot, too, which is a nice boost offensively. He posted an assist rate of 24 percent as well.