NCB On The Trail: Georgia Bulldogs

Mack’s stock on the rise 

December, 22, 2013
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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The 12th annual Chick-fil-A Classic holiday basketball tournament features some of the nation’s top prospects. One prospect who came into the weekend without national fanfare but is seeing his stock rise is junior shooting guard Tevin Mack (Columbia, S.C./Dreher High). The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Mack has three high-major offers with more expected.

“It’s Georgia, Clemson, VCU, Mississippi State, Florida State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech recruiting me the hardest,” Mack said on Friday. “My biggest offers are Georgia, Virginia Tech and Houston, but Clemson and VCU are recruiting me very hard. Clemson, VCU and also Wake Forest want me to come see them. Wake Forest said they will offer if I come up there for a game.”

Center C.J. Turman commits to Vols

August, 18, 2013
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Tennessee landed its fourth recruit from the 2014 class on Sunday when four-star center C.J. Turman (Madison, Ga./Morgan County) committed to the Vols, ESPN.com has confirmed.

Alabama, Georgia, Houston and Miami were among the schools to offer Turman.

Turman joins a class that features ESPN 100 point guard Larry Austin (Springfield, Ill./Lanphier) along with four-star prospects Phil Cofer (Atlanta/Whitewater) and Jordan Cornish (New Orleans/Brother Martin).

Georgia center commits to Oregon State

July, 23, 2013
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Oregon State coach Craig Robinson landed his first commitment from the 2014 class on Monday night with a pledge from center Isaiah Manderson (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton), multiple sources are reporting.

The 6-foot-10 Manderson chose the Beavers over Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Auburn.

Vols land ESPN 60 PF

June, 11, 2013
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According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee nabbed a verbal commitment from ESPN 60 junior forward Phil Cofer (Fayetteville, Ga./Whitewater) on Tuesday.

Cofer, ranked No. 56 in the 2014 class, chose the Volunteers over Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss, among others. He joins shooting guard Jordan Cornish (New Orleans/Brother Martin) in Tennessee's 2014 recruiting class.

Dawgs host No. 1 prospect in Florida 

May, 20, 2013
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With basketball season over, the No. 1 prospect in Florida can finally hit the road to check out some college campuses. The No. 12 overall prospect in the ESPN 150 David Sharpe (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence School) has no shortage of options to choose from.

During spring break, Sharpe visited in-state Florida and Florida State. Over the weekend, he spent time at two out-of-state programs. Sharpe got to Clemson on Friday morning and stayed there until Saturday morning. He then spent the rest of the day in Athens, Ga., before visiting with some family in Georgia.


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Mark Fox has added another player to the Class of 2013, just six days after learning that SEC Player of the Year Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was leaving for the NBA.


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UGA lands SF Kenny Paul Geno 

April, 17, 2013
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Georgia landed a commitment from small forward Kenny Paul Geno (Booneville, Miss./Booneville) on Wednesday, multiple sources are reporting.


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ESPN 60 Leron Black back on the market 

January, 2, 2013
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Junior forward Leron Black (Memphis, Tenn./White Station) decommitted from Baylor on Wednesday, ESPN.com has learned.

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PF Dre'Kalo Clayton picks USF 

November, 14, 2012
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South Florida head coach Stan Heath landed a commitment from in-state power forward Dre'Kalo Clayton (Orlando, Fla./Evans) on Wednesday, ESPN.com has confirmed.

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C Tosin Mehinti picks C-USA school 

November, 5, 2012
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6-foot-9 center Tosin Mehinti (Lithonia, Ga./Greenforest Christian) verbally committed to Alabama-Birmingham on Sunday night, according to www.al.com.

Mehinti, a native of Nigeria, chose the Blazers over Georgia, Temple and Mississippi State.

"Compared to other schools that were recruiting me, I felt that UAB was the best fit for me," he told the site. "When I came on my visit, I felt very comfortable with the players. UAB is the place for me."

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C Dwight Coleby picks Ole Miss 

October, 14, 2012
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Senior center Dwight Coleby (Piney Woods, Miss./Piney Woods) ended his recruitment on Sunday with a verbal commitment to the University of Mississippi. Coleby announced the news via his Twitter account.

He chose the Rebels over Memphis, Georgia, Mississippi State and Southern Miss. Coleby becomes the first recruit for head coach Andy Kennedy and his staff in 2013.

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Florida State lands another ESPN 100 

October, 14, 2012
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24 hours after getting a verbal commitment from ESPN 100 shooting guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Scarborough, Ont./Huntington Prep), the Seminoles struck again on Sunday night with a pledge from ESPN 100 power forward Jarquez Smith (Haddock, Ga./Jones County), according to sources.

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Virginia Tech lands ESPN 100 SF 

September, 23, 2012
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ESPN 100 small forward Donte Clark (Charlotte, N.C./Hargrave Military) verbally committed to Virginia Tech on Sunday following his official visit to Blacksburg, ESPN.com has confirmed.

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Five-star junior Leron Black picks Baylor 

September, 17, 2012
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Class of 2014 small forward Leron Black put an end to his recruitment on Monday with a verbal pledge to Baylor, according to sources.

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Austin Ajukwa picks ACC school 

September, 13, 2012
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Shooting guard Austin Ajukwa (Columbia, S.C./Cardinal Newman) verbally committed to Clemson on Thursday, ESPN.com has confirmed.

The 6-foot-5 Ajukwa chose the Tigers over South Carolina, East Carolina, Jacksonville and Georgia.

"This is a big one for Clemson," according to ESPN's Dave Telep. "He's a guy that flew below the radar but we evaluated to be a high major prospect this summer. There wound up being a little tussle between the Tigers and Gamecocks for his services.

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