Former Alabama player Nick Jacobs will transfer to Georgia Tech

      Former Alabama forward Nick Jacobs will transfer to Georgia Tech, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.Jacobs missed the Tide's final seven games last season after he took a leave of absence from the basketball team. Coach Anthony Grant said at the time that Jacobs was dealing with some off court issues and "both he and I feel it is in his best interest to step away from the team for the immediate future".The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 8.4 points and 3.5 rebounds a game before his leave of absence.Transfer rules will force Jacobs to sit out this season before playing his senior season in 2015-16.