Fox Signs Three New Bulldogs

Today is the first day of the NCAA’s early signing period, and Coach Mark Fox has three national letter’s of intent in his hand already.  Two of the signees – Kenny Gaines of Whitfield Academy and Charles Mann of Milton High – verbally committed months ago, so this news should not come as much of a surprise to many UGA basketball fans.

The third signee – Brandon Morris – was entertaining offers from Georgia Tech, Clemson, Auburn and Ole Miss, but the Miller Grove product decided to stay close to home and play for Coach Fox.  ESPN.com describes the 6’8″ Morris as “an active athlete that is relentless on the glass. He has the potential to be a lock down defender with excellent length and lateral quickness.”

Congratulations to the newest members of the Dawgs‘ basketball team!

 

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11 thoughts on “Fox Signs Three New Bulldogs

  1. They have up short 2-3 minute interviews with all three of these guys on the UGA team page on ESPN. Kenny Gaines being the more impressive interview of the three. I hope we land Robert Carter tomorrow!

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    1. I saw Kenny Gaines play last year – he’s got a nice outside shot, and he likes to attack the boards (great asset for a guard).

      He also seems really coachable by that video you mentioned.

      I think he’ll be a really productive four-year player.

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  2. by the way, hoopdawg – did you catch the tweet to “a former player having a tough day” that Coach Fox sent out? Was it Trey or Leslie?

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    1. I have no idea – he must have deleted that tweet from his account.

      It sure would be sweet if Thompkins and Leslie were suiting up tonight for the Dawgs, instead of sitting through an NBA lockout.

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  3. Love our three recruits. But I have to say that I hate that Carter is Tech bound and that we will probably end up with none of Georgia’s big three power forwards. Let’s hope that there is still a jewel of a big man out there that we can attract with our remaining scholarship.

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    1. I think all three of Fox’s newest recruits will stick around for their senior seasons, which is great news for UGA.

      I’m keeping my fingers crossed along with you that Fox can sniff out an undiscovered big.

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  4. Maybe Robert Carter is a ‘one and done’ player, wouldn’t surprise me. If that is the case, then I would just rather let Tech have him for the one season.

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    1. I agree with you Michael – UGA doesn’t need to get into the habit of getting “one and dones” only. It works for Kentucky (until the NCAA blows the lid off Calipari again), but that style of recruiting ruined Paul Hewitt.

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  5. I guess that, technically, Shaq Goodwin is still in the mix, although he seems a bit of a flake. I understand why, as a basketballer, he might be attracted to the Memphis program and it is obvious that he does not bleed red and black. Yet, I’d still like to have him if Coach Fox thinks he’s coachable.

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