Two Georgia Tech players committed NCAA violations by accepting impermissible benefits. The two players Tadric Jackson and Josh Okogie, two important players for the Yellow Jackets have been suspended indefinitely. The NCAA will be in charge of determining the length of the suspension. Neither player will play or make the trip to China where the Yellow Jackets will take on UCLA.
The amount the players took in apparel, meals, and transportation was released by the school. Jackson took less than $750, while Okogie took less than $525 in benefits. With these suspensions, it may make it tough on Georgia Tech to reach the NCAA Tournament. The Jackets were a surprise last year in Pastner’s first season with the team, reaching the NIT Championship game. Okogie, a player who averaged 16 points and five rebounds last year was expected to have a big year and contend for All-ACC honors.