Bobby Cremins returned to the state where he made his mark.
The former Georgia Tech coach, now the head man at the College of Charleston, went into Dekalb County and plucked the area’s leading scorer Saturday night.
Andrew Goudelock, a 6-foot-1 combo guard who averages 25 points a contest, committed to the Cougars.
“You can’t beat Coach Cremins,” Goudelock said. “The campus was big and I liked a lot of things they had going for them. It seemed like a good fit for me. I talked to a lot of people and they gave me good advice about Coach Cremins.”
Goudelock’s role at Stone Mountain (Ga.) High is to score the basketball. In college he’ll be cast in the role of point guard and scorer. One of the traits that set the Cougars apart from the competition was how Cremins manages his players.
“Every basketball player wants to be able to play their game,” Goudelock said. “You don’t want mind games and I know that I’ve run into that a few times. With coach, when I was down there, the one thing I heard him say over and over was ‘do your thing.’
“He gives people a lot of freedom to express themselves on the court. I like the way they run and his freshmen play a lot.”
Next season Goudelock will be one of those guys who gets to play a lot. The Cougars have been linked with Fork Union guard Donovan Monroe and Tennessee standout Antwaine Wiggins.