Checking in on Tech Signee Gene Swindle

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Gene Swindle enjoyed a terrific offseason prior to his senior season, performing well on the AAU circuit last summer and dropping about 40 pounds from his junior season playing weight. Harry Gordon, who just completed his first season as Gulliver Prep’s (Miami, FL) head coach, saw improvement in Swindle’s game as the 2007/2008 season went on.

“I thought in the second half of the season he played a lot better than in the first half,” Gordon said. “It took a little while for him to get used to the system. He played in a run-and-gun system last year. This year, I made a concerted effort to get him the ball. It took some adjustment in his game, but he stepped up in the second half of the season.”

Swindle finished the year averaging 15 points, nine rebounds and two blocks per game. He helped Gulliver Prep to a 20-8 record that included a district championship and a regional semifinal playoff appearance. The 6-11, 260-pound prospect has already started working to prepare for his freshman year at Virginia Tech.