Mark Fox onThompkins and Leslie; Update on Polee, Jr.

The AJC’s Tim Tucker wrote a nice blog entry today following a conversation he had with Coach Mark Fox yesterday.

Fox didn’t reveal any inside information in regards to whether Trey Thompkins or Travis Leslie will be back for the 2010-2011 season, but he does go into some detail about the processes that they are currently going through in regards to the 2010 NBA Draft.

As far as Thompkins, I have been following his status on’s “NBA Draft” page since the start of the season.  For a majority of the year, Trey’s draft projection for the 2010 NBA Draft had been listed as “late second round to undrafted“.

However, recently his projection changed to Late first to early second.  Obviously, Trey caught the eyes of some NBA scouts this year with his All-SEC season.

April 25th is the NBA’s deadline for NCAA underclassmen to put their names into the draft, and then they have until May 8th (assuming that they do not hire an agent) to withdraw their names and retain college eligibilty.

The national signing day for high school seniors in the 2010 class is May 2nd.  This means that Fox is having to recruit with several pretty big variables and unknowns.

I read that Dwayne Polee, Jr. of Westchester High School (California) is expected to make his decision on which school he will attend any day now.  Polee is considering a handful of Pac-10 schools, UNLV and of course, Georgia.

Polee’s father, Dwayne Sr., played at UNLV during the 1981-1982 season under Jerry Tarkanian.

4 thoughts on “Mark Fox onThompkins and Leslie; Update on Polee, Jr.

  1. Travis announced that he is staying, Come on Trey do the same- we could jump to 10 conference wins next year. I am in the minority on this topic, but when it comes to cheering for other SEC teams, I don’t- I hate all of them. I can’t be against them during the regular season and then cheer for them in the postseason football included. I would cheer for
    Red China against the Vols, I hate them that much as I do Kentucky basketball, I am so glad that the Mountaineers beat them.


    1. He is listed as a 2-star recruit.

      I actually saw him play this year in his team’s region championship game against Chamblee High School.

      He is 6’9″ and RAIL THIN (they list him at 200lbs but I question if he might even be less).

      In the game I saw him play, he looked somewhat disinterested in establishing himself in the paint (even though he was the tallest player on the court) and didn’t seem too aggressive on offense in general….maybe he had a bad game?

      I don’t know if Fox sees something in him or maybe views Williams as a project? Or, he is all that is left in the pool of forwards in Georgia at this time of the year?

      Bottom line, I don’t think Williams is anything to get too excited about yet…however, I will be interested to see if he can’t add some weight (like 30 lbs) and maybe develop into a nice little post player under Fox.


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