Tuesday, January 17, 2017

M.J. Walker

I would love to see Georgia make up ground on M.J. Walker, the recruit from Jonesboro who was recently named a McDonald's All-American.

The attached article indicates that Maryland, Ohio State and Florida State are recruiting M.J. the hardest.  I have no clue why UGA hasn't been in the conversation up to this point.  Best I can tell, we haven't even offered the guy.  Sure, we can target everybody, but it doesn't cost Georgia anything to extend an offer.

One would think that UGA would be all over Walker.  M.J. is a 5-star recruit, ranked #20 in the country, and an all-around complete player.  He has elite athleticism, pretty consistent jumper, shoots a floater going to the rim, and uses those tools to average 30 points and 8 rebounds per game.

Some guys shy away from contact and therefore rarely get fouled.  Not so with M.J.  He's an ex-football player who enjoys driving the ball to the bucket.  In other words, Walker is the kind of player who fits the Mark Fox strategy of beating teams through being fundamentally sound and shooting more free throws than the opponent.

From all indications, Walker's a great family kid, too.  What's not to like?   His mother wants M.J. to stay close to home.  That sounds like an open door for Coach Jonas Hayes.

Walker says he'll likely commit later in the year, so there's still time for Georgia to get in the mix.

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