Thursday, March 17, 2016

Coach Hayes: Andre Wesson Might Be Worth a Look

UGA will soon finish the 2015/2016 season.  Hopefully, not too soon.  Would be nice for them to finish the year with an NIT championship.

Whenever the basketball playing ends, the basketball recruiting will need to pick up right away if UGA is to be a winner in the spring.  After watching Yante Maten score a career-high 33 points last night, I wondered if UGA could pick up another overlooked spring recruit (shudder to think what things would be like if Michigan State recognized Maten's potential-- they don't need any help).

The more I thought about the way Maten's recruitment developed, the more I thought about Andre Wesson.  Wesson's Dad was a 6' 9" post player for Ohio State back in the day.  Andre's younger brother Kaleb is an Ohio State commit.  Andre, however, is unsigned senior.

Is Ohio State this year's Michigan State?  Don't have room to sign a guy who grew up in their backyard?

Andre is now 6' 7" and he seems to be blossoming as a wing.  He averages 17 points and 6 rebounds, and shoots 54 percent from the field and 43 percent from behind the arc.

Wesson's potential is the intriguing point.  He's still growing into his body.  I think he could end up being 6' 9" like his Dad, but maintain his shooting touch and be a pretty good all-around guy.  Maybe even like Yante Maten.  Might be worth a look.


Pretty good foot-work.  Nice arc on his shot.  Sort of reminds me of a bigger Tevin Mack.

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