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May 19, 2010

Fox gets his man

Marcus Thornton will play for the University of Georgia. This is an enormous signing because it proves that Fox can sign a Mr. Basketball caliber player.

Great day for the UGA Basketball and Thornton families. Scout, Rivals and the AJC all have the stories. In a car so I can't post links.

PWD

13 comments:

Ally said...

when was the last time we signed a Georgia Mr. Basketball? Great day for the Hoop Dawgs!

Anonymous said...

Wow, common thread with all 4 signees this year...

Brantley won state at Dublin...Donte Williams won back-to-back at Miller Grove...Thornton's team won state this year...Lalanne willed his team to the title game in Florida...

UGA has not won a lot recently, but Coach Fox is bringing in good character kids who have been champions on the court and look to be pretty good students off the court.

I looked through Felton's classes to see if he had one that was as good as Fox's first full class.

2005 looked really good on paper, but Humphrey, Singleton, Mercer, Johnson and Williams all left early. Most for bad behavior. I don't anticipate having to deal with that sort of attrition from any of this year's signees.

As we saw with Duke this year, you don't have to have anything close to a great team to win NCAA basketball anymore. You need some smart, hard-working kids who are willing to listen to quality coaching for 3-4 years. I think that Coach Fox is definitely on the right path. Feels good.

AwesomeDawg said...

While this is equals a win for the Dawgs, let us not forget that we were merely the winner by default. Gay Tech was leading this race until the ACC bylaw raised its head.

Anonymous said...

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The Watch Dawg said...

I spit in Tech's general direction.

Dubbayoo said...

Recruits clearly are buying what Fox is selling. Happy days are upon us.

Anonymous said...

@ Awesomedawg:

Ga Tech should have known the rule before they opened up recruiting.

Screw them.

Don't diminish the fact that the winds of college basketball in the state of Georgia are changing.

Brad said...

AwesomeDawg,

The ACC bylaw may have kept him out of tech but it did not say that he had to go to UGA. He still chose UGA over some good basketball schools and there is no reason to believe he is any less committed to UGA. I'd bet Derrick Favors wishes that a bylaw kept him out of tech.

Taylor said...

The ACC bylaw was going to be waived if Tech had got him, awesomedawg

Rick said...

@Taylor

Where'd you hear that? Sounds completely false and it contradicts what every other expert was saying.

The Original Blawger said...

Anon 8:41 - Thornton's team did not win state. They lost to my high school...Milton High School.

Paul Westerdawg said...

Taylor,

No it wasn't.

Bill said...

Great News for the Bulldog Nation

 
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