ATLANTA - Georgia Tech guard Will Bynum becomes eligible Saturday when the No. 10 Yellow Jackets Tech face Saint Louis in the opener of the Peach Bowl Classic doubleheader.
Bynum hasn’t been on the court for a game since Dec. 30, 2002, in a victory over Boston University. After transferring to Georgia Tech, he sat out the required two semesters while practicing with the Yellow Jackets (7-0).
Like other new players in the program, Bynum isn’t allowed to talk to reporters until after his first game.
Georgia Tech started the season unranked, but helped by four victories in the Preseason NIT — including a 77-61 blowout of then-No. 1 Connecticut in the semifinals — the Yellow Jackets now have their highest ranking since Jan. 11, 1993.
At Arizona, Bynum was known mostly for his offensive outbursts, like the 19 points in 23 minutes against San Diego State last season. He hit 4-of-8 from beyond the 3-pointer arc in that one, and made 35 percent overall in his eight games with the Wildcats.
As a freshman, he started nine times and averaged 6.4 points, helping Arizona reach the regional semifinals in 2001-02.
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