Thursday, July 3, 2008

Jeremy Jacob to transfer?

Sounds crazy. I don't put too much stock in these message board rumors. Besides that, I hope it's not true.

But I could understand Jacob's reasoning if he has decided to leave.

Georgia, for once, is loaded at the 4 position. These guys can play. Jeremy Price, Chris Barnes, Howard Thompkins.

Likewise, the 3 position has plenty of competition for minutes. Drazen Zlovaric, Travis Leslie, Terrance Woodbury. Perhaps Thompkins.

As sort of a "tweener," a guy who is not necessarily big like a typical power forward, nor sleek like a small forward, Jacob might fear that he wouldn't get substantial minutes at either position.

I always like to see guys compete for minutes and prove to the coaches that they deserve maximum playing time. I was thinking that Jacob was ready to do just that.

Since he's a guy that played a fifth year at the high school level before coming to Georgia, and he had a red-shirt year last year, if he were to transfer to a Division 1 school, he'd have to sit out yet another year. The rumor is that in order to avoid that situation, Jacob will transfer to a junior college.

We'll see what happens. I am hoping for the best for all involved.

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