Saturday, May 23, 2015

Georgia Ranked 10th out of 14 in SEC Basketball Recruiting

The author ranks Kentucky as number 1 and LSU number 2.  I'd probably agree with him that they have the top two classes, though I might reverse the order.

For numbers 3 through 6, he has Texas A&M, Florida, Mississippi State and Auburn.  Then he ranks South Carolina, Arkansas, and Vandy ahead of Georgia.  Maybe.  Maybe not.


Of course the author is biased, and Georgia's class might be overlooked because Turtle Jackson and E'Torrion Wilridge had knee injuries that impacted their play.  I'm just enjoying the discussion.  The bigger point is that the SEC has brought in real coaching talent and big-time recruits in the off-season.

Sure hope Big Mike and Derek are ready to play.  Should be a fun year.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mack to Texas

Great recruiting job by Shaka Smart.  Great effort  by Mark Fox and staff.

Let's move on.  We have better class separation without Mack, and I never was convinced that he would defend well.  Always can use a "maker", but Fox has two of those committed for 2016.  If he can hold onto Crump and Harris, UGA will have a really good line-up.

As far as 2015/2016 is concerned, without Mack I'm not sure who will play well at the three position, but we may go big with Mike Edwards out there, hope that KPG holds it down, put Charles Mann or Turtle Jackson with Kenny Gaines, or maybe sign James White and put him at the three.  At any rate, we have some athletic big guys for the first time in recent memory.  We can adjust the starting five as needed.