The Hoops Practice Facility opens in June(ish)
Rivals.com released their Top 150 hoop prospects list, and Scout has their Top 100 list out. Both reinforce the ongoing theme that this state is absolutely loaded with talent. Georgia HS players made the Rivals list at:
- 3. Aminu
13. Thompkins (Oak Hill vs. GA)
Scout.com has Georgia based kids at 5, 16, 33, 48, 49, 75 and 93. As others have said, the good news is that the Gators can't sign them all.
Keep your eye on Tony Woods (6'11" 215 lbs) from Rome, GA. He is rocketing up the rankings, and Felton is all over him. We'll know more about the rest of the list in the coming weeks/months. We're not exactly setting the world on fire with these many of these guys right now, but we're at least getting mentioned as "schools of interest."
In 2007 recruiting news, Georgia lost out on D.J. Kennedy (Source: PittLive.com). The shooting guard from Pennsylvania picked St. John's over UGA. I'm guessing that Felton will save that scholarship for the loaded 2008 class above.
Facilities Support Recruiting
The Macon Telegraph published their recap from the Athletic Department's year end board meeting. The article included this blurb regarding the b-ball program:
The board was told to expect the new $30 million Stegeman Coliseum addition to be completed by fall semester and perhaps as early as the end of June. The new building will house practice facilities and offices for the men's and women's basketball and gymnastics programs.Amen. Adams certainly said a mouthful there. The sooner the facility opens the sooner we can eliminate some real barriers AND excuses for our b-ball inconsistency and ineptitude.
"I'm going to be really disappointed if that doesn't help us in recruiting with those three programs," Adams said.