Mark Fox’s 2011 Class Taking Shape

With John Cannon’s announcement last Saturday that he will be heading to Athens this fall, the Georgia Bulldogs now have five new names on the roster for the 2011-2012 season.

The headliner of the class is obviously McDonald’s All-American Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (KCP), who has the potential to be a top scorer for the Dawgs next year.  KCP will be joined by a group of trees – Tim Dixon (6’10”), John Cannon (6’11”), John Florveus (7’0″) and Nemanja Djurisic (6’8″).

For the first time in a long time, the Dawgs have a basketball recruiting class coming in that is actually getting noticed by the sports media.  Georgia didn’t crack into the ESPN “Insider’s” Top 25 for the 2011 Basketball Recruiting Rankings, but the Dawgs did land a spot just outside in the “On the Cusp” section (along with Villanova, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Xavier, Indiana, Gonzaga, Memphis and Kansas – in other words, pretty good company). currently has Georgia’s class at #25 for 2011, wedged in between Florida and Indiana.

Earlier this month, the AJC’s Mark Bradley declared that Mark Fox would be (almost) “starting over”, following the departures of Travis Leslie and Trey Thompkins to the NBA.

I’m not so sure that I agree…