Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nataly Garcia

Great story about the young lady who cheers us all.


Travis Leslie Playing in Lithuania

Leslie is playing in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania.  He suits up for Lietuvos Rytas, a team owned by one of the prominent newspapers.

Here's the video of him flying high in last season's All-Star Game.

No defense, but still fun to follow his career.

For more info on Leslie's career (Lithuania, France, Santa Cruz, etc.), click on his name in the blue hypertext.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Harris and Crump Light Up Southwest Georgia

Georgia commit Jordan Harris scored 31 last night to help Seminole County defeat Early County. The final score was 93 to 89.

Meanwhile, after scoring an amazing 54 points in his last outing, Tyree Crump notched a relatively modest 19 in leading Bainbridge over Thomas County Central, 69 to 60.

Seminole County's only loss was to Bainbridge.

Crump and Harris are the real deal.  Crump has the handles to play point guard, but is probably better suited to play shooting guard.  He has the scorer's mentality, keeps his elbow locked tight on his shot (which leads to a fluid motion and good arc on the ball), and has a developing body, all of which should help him put up big numbers in the SEC.

Harris has more height and bounce off the floor.  His shot doesn't look as true as Crump's, but he keeps making 'em.  Harris has great body control and he can take his man off the dribble and finish at the hoop with authority.

Keep in mind that Crump and Harris are just starting their junior seasons.  Listed as 6' 2" and 6' 4 " respectively, they could each grow another couple of inches before they hit Athens in the fall of 2016.

Great get for Fox. He'll have to fight to keep them, but both seem to really want to come to UGA.

Demarcus Croaker to Transfer

Here's another transfer that Fox should have on his radar screen.

He's not a small forward like Semi Ojeleye, but Demarcus Croaker is a guy who could help the Dawgs score points.   He's only 6' 2", but he has great bounce and could play either guard position.

Croaker has an unconditional release from Texas and he wants to come back to the southeast.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Semi Ojeleye Transferring from Duke

The Dawgs could use a small forward next year.  Wonder if Fox would make a push for him.  I don't think we're particularly holding the scholarship for Jaylen Brown.  I'd be happy with an Ojeleye transfer now, rather than having the possibility of losing out on Brown in the spring.

Ojeleye is 6' 7" tall, and was a Parade All-Ameircan/four-star recruit back in 2013 when he committed to Duke.  Powerful guy with good hops.

Semi had trouble getting onto the court at Duke.  He was efficient, but Duke's talented roster made it tough, so he's transferring immediately.  He'd be a sophomore available to play in December, just when the Dawgs would be getting into the meat of the season.

He no doubt wants to go to a good school and one in which he could get immediate playing time.  Since Forte and Geno, our small forwards, haven't locked up the position, Semi would likely start.

Worth a shot, in my opinion.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tyree Crump Explodes

for 54 points in a Bainbridge OT win over Worth County.  The final score was 96 to 93.

Crump has quick handles to go to the left or right, can pull up from just about anywhere in the gym, and shoots the short runner in the lane. Expect more big games from him this season.