Trae Golden ruled eligible to play at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA has ruled Trae Golden, who played the last three seasons at Tennessee, is eligible to play in the 2013-14 season at Georgia Tech.

Golden, a guard, is a native of Powder Springs, Ga., who attended McEachern High School. He transferred to Georgia Tech this summer to be closer to his family.

Coach Brian Gregory announced Thursday the NCAA approved the waiver of the year-in-residency requirement for transfers. The 6-foot-2 Golden averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 assists while playing in 96 career games, including 58 starts, for Tennessee.

Golden averaged 12.1 points and 3.9 assists as a junior last season. He set a career high by averaging 13.6 points per game as a sophomore.

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meemaw writes:

We will miss you! Best wishes for a successful season and continuing your education at Georgia Tech.

TNlogfire writes:

Just get your degree and we'll ALL be happy...!!

ChesterDrawers writes:

Is it known why he left UT so abruptly? There were rumors but I never saw any response from Golden.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to ChesterDrawers:

Is it known why he left UT so abruptly? There were rumors but I never saw any response from Golden.

Let's just say that if the rumors I have heard are true, the situation doesn't reflect well on anybody concerned. As long as there weren't legal or NCAA complications, I say we just let bygones be bygones and everybody just move on. I like the Vols better this year with Barton and Thompson than I would have liked them with Golden back. I hope Golden has a great year, but the Yellow Jackets are picked to finish about 11th in the ACC this year.

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