Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Roster up at Official Website

Doesn't have the freshmen bio's yet, though.

So as a service to UGA hoops fans, here is my filler information until the freshmen get their due recognition.

Travis Leslie:

Nickname: "T-Bird."

High School Career: Led Columbia High School to AAAA championship. Averaged 21 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks per game. Named AAAA State Player of the Year. Number 11 ranked player in the state, according to Chose Georgia over Georgia Tech, Clemson and others.

Outlook: High flier. Will be counted on for major minutes at either the scoring guard or small forward position.

Ebuka Anyaorah

Nickname: Unknown, but I vote for "EA Sports." Okay. Bad choice. Somebody, rescue me, here.

High School Career: Scored 1,459 points during his career at North Gwinnett High School. Second in Gwinnett County in scoring (behind Howard Thompkins) with a 26.3 points per game average in AAAAA, the state's toughest classification. Also garnered 8 rebounds per contest. Anyaorah twice shot 7 three-pointers in one game. Named to first team all-state for AAAAA.

Outlook: Shooter and defender with great potential. Big-time athleticism as well. With the loss of Billy Humphrey, Anyaorah will be counted on to log minutes at the shooting guard position.

Drazen Zlovaric:

Nickname: Unknown

High School Career: Varied. Due to the fact that Zlovaric is from a foreign country, he was required to attend more than one school to remain in the U.S. Last school was Patterson of North Carolina. Also played at Sagemont of Florida and in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Outlook: Shooter and a leaper at 6' 9". May figure into the mix at either small forward or scoring guard.

Dustin Ware:

Nickname: Unknown

High School Career: Played at North Cobb Christian. Led his team to back-to-back championships in the GISA. Also led NCC to national championship of the NACA tournament, where he was named the MVP.

Outlook: Will play a lot at point guard. Reliable shooter from deep. One of just two point guards on the roster, Ware will have to play well during his freshman year for UGA to compete against the SEC's guard-heavy line-ups and pressure packages.

Howard Thompkins

Nickname: "Trey"

High School Career: Averaged 30 points a game his senior year. Thompkins played his junior year for Oak Hill Academy, the number one ranked high school basketball in the country that year. Thompkins led Wesleyan High to the AA State Championship. Chose Georgia over offers from Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Florida and UNC. Ranked as the #30 overall recruit in the country by

Outlook: Scoring power forward. Possible minutes at the small forward position. Will be counted on to play a lot.

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