Georgia Tech dismisses Guard Solomon Poole

Solomon Poole as shown above, was officially dismissed from the Georgia Tech program, after missing the last seven games.

Georgia Tech guard Solomon Poole has been dismissed from the team for coach Brian Gregory called “conduct and accountability issues.” Poole last played when the Jackets faced Duke Jan. 7 and has not been with the team for the past seven games. Poole at first was held out for what Gregory said was a migraine headache and later for what Gregory said were medical issues related to the migraine. Gregory said that absence and the dismissal were “definitely” unrelated. Poole was averaging 6.4 points and 2.0 assists on the season. Poole started five games this season, scoring 24 points in a loss to Ole Miss in November. He was a four star recruit coming out of high school. The 6’0, 180 lb sophomore from Jacksonville, Florida, will remain enrolled at Tech and complete his academic requirements for the spring semester. Georgia Tech has struggled this season to a 12-10 record. Poole is the younger brother of teammate Stacey Poole Jr., who transferred from Kentucky two years ago.


Brother of Stacy Poole (Kentucky) and his father played at Florida. Serious approach to the game but a difficult evaluation early in his career. Brings a scorer's approach to the table and tracks as a combo. Quick and powerful off the dribble. This dismissal allows for another scholarship spot for Gregory to fill for the following season, however this team has been plagued with injuries and losses to the team does not do us any good at this point. The bench/ walk-on's will have to continue to step up if the Jackets hope to be successful for the remainder of the season.

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Alex Kline