Fox adds JUCO shooting guard

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JUCO guard Sherrard Brantley plans on being a Bulldog next season

I loved watching Ricky McPhee play last season, and I will miss seeing him on the court next year – his timely three’s and relentless effort will be difficult for Mark Fox to replace.

However, that being said, Fox may have found a potential substitute – 6’2″ shooting guard Sherrard Brantley of Northwest Florida Community College.

According to Brantley’s latest Facebook status update (is this what recruiting is evolving into?) Brantley stated, “just committed to University of Georgia.  happy to finally get done with this stuff. thanks to everybody who keeping up with me.”

Sounds like the Dublin, Georgia native is going to be a Dawg next season.  Brantley chose Georgia over LSU and Creighton.

At NWFCC last season, Brantley averaged 13.7 points and shot a blistering 43% from beyond the arc.  He was named to the Panhandle Conference media’s All-Freshman team – he received more votes than any other Frosh.

At Dublin High School, Brantley led his team to the Class 2A state championship his senior season.

At this point (like Donte Williams), Sherrard has committed but not yet signed – I think it’s a solid verbal.

From what I have read about this kid, it appears that he is a more athletic (see the picture above) version of Ricky McPhee.  His coach at NWFCC, Bruce Stewart, deemed him the “best catch-and-shoot shooter in the country”.

Note

Former Southern Cal basketball recruit Dwayne Polee, Jr. is supposed to announce in “early April” where he will sign for next season.  According to an article published in the LA Times, Polee stated that UNLV, New Mexico and Georgia are recruiting him the hardest.

Polee’s father, Dwayne Sr., played for UNLV in the 80’s under Jerry Tarkanian.

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8 thoughts on “Fox adds JUCO shooting guard

  1. I love it – three point shooting is shaping up to be a strength for next year with this guy plus Ware and EA showing pretty good strokes.

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  2. Our back court suddenly has skill and depth. If we can get Trey to stay, there is no reason to think we can’t compete for a conference title next year. Fox is doing a great job recruiting for immediate needs. Great news.

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  3. I was wondering if we would get anyone to replace Mcphee. Sounds like we have!!! I am thinking that Polee may be a tough sign given that dad played at UNLV. Even New Mexico is a lot closer to home than UGA. Should we get him, we will have an outstanding stable of athletes to put on the court. Things are definitely looking up. Keep Trey and Travis two more years (ha ha) and we may have a team that can go very deep into the tournament.

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  4. I would love to see some statistics on our defense. Did we improve under Fox this year defensively? What about our incoming recruits – their offensive prowess has been highlighted, but will they upgrade on D. This was the only complaint I had with McPhee – he just wasn’t quick enough for some of the guards in the SEC. No question about his effort at all.

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    1. I agree. The defense was suspect at times last season, especially in the second half.

      Hopefully Fox can pound it into these guys heads that they have to defend for 40 minutes.

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  5. If you look at his video, you will note this guy is not just a shooter. He is a scorer. He can get up and down the court fast and is a great layup guy.

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