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First off – let me apologize for the long layoff from the blogosphere.  As many of you probably already know, college basketball tends to really cool off once the tournament ends in March and summer ensues.  However, since the Georgia Bulldogs Men’s basketball team is off in Italy taking gondolas to games and snacking on gelato, I figured that somebody stateside needed to update the fan base on the most recent UGA basketball news.

Apparently Coach Mark Fox’s team knocked off a squad just outside of Venice 83-58 last night.  While the competition is probably rather light in the Old Country, the greatest benefit of this experience is that for weeks leading up to the trip Fox was allowed to hold actual practices with this year’s team (coaches are not typically allowed to interact with their team during the summer so this is a huge benefit for a young team).  Newcomers like Kenny Gaines, Charles Mann and Brandon Morris had the opportunity to get their first live practice reps inside Stegeman Coliseum.

The Legends Classic bracket was finalized today with Georgia hosting Youngstown State and Southern Mississippi in Athens before heading to Brooklyn, New York to take on the likes of Georgetown, UCLA and/or Indiana.  Youngstown’s most famous alumni would be Ed O’Neal, who played “Al Bundy” on the hit television show Married With Children.  Southern Miss’s most notable alumni is probably Brett Favre, who played an NFL quarterback until he retired and became preoccupied by the camera function on his smart phone.

The Dawgs‘ recruiting list on ESPN can be found here.  Out of all of these players, it would be nice to see Fox advance UGA’s presence within the state amongst bigs by luring four-star recruit Jarquez Smith, a 6’9″ power forward from Haddock, GA.

If anyone else has any more recruiting news that ESPN has not shared please post it in the comments section below.

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Written by hoopdawg

August 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

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  1. Juwan Parker is UGS bound! Great job, Coach Fox and Johnson!

    GaskillDaeg

    August 19, 2012 at 9:15 am


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