“Georgia,” he said, “is one of those gem jobs that no one realizes.”He cites the recruiting base and the new facilities as reasons for the optimism for UGA people.
Update: Dean Legge has a great video interview with Calipari. He's even more glowing in his praise in the video.
How good is the in state basketball talent in GA? In football, Texas and California are the top producers of recruits with Florida right on their heels. In basketball the changing demographics and exploding talent base would make Illinois Basketball more like Texas Football and Georgia's in state hoops talent pool is analogous to Florida's football talent base.
Things are going well with 2011 recruiting, and that's the class that will define this coaching staff. The Early Signing Period for 2011 starts in Nov. 2010. The biggest recruits for Coach Fox to land between now and then are:
- 1. Trey Thompkins
2 (Tie) Kentavious Caldwell
2 (Tie) Dai-Jon Parker
2 (Tie) Julian Royal
5. Any of the 9 other Top 150 players in the nation who call GA their home
If Thompkins returns, we should be in good shape for a tourney run. Especially considering the progress that Jeremy Price is making along with the developing outside shot of Dustin Ware and the addition of Gerald Robinson Jr.
I remain very optimistic about the future of UGA basketball.