Predicting the 2014 – 2015 Georgia Bulldog basketball starters

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Dec 21, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Fox coaches guard Juwan Parker (3) against the Western Carolina Catamounts in the second half at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia defeated Western Carolina 65-63. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Small Forward

This position should have been easy to call as well. However, Brandon Morris is no longer in Athens. The multi-skilled junior was the perfect fit for the small forward spot and he will be missed. On the other hand, the departure has created an opportunity. Expect sophomore Juwan Parker to grab the chance and  become the starter.

Parker began last season as a key member of the Bulldog rotation and proved immediately to be a good rebounder with good offensive skill.  The  6’4” 200 pound Parker came to Athens from Booker T. Washington High School in Oklahoma where he claimed 2011 Player of the Year honors in his home state from the Tulsa World. He is also a two-time Tulsa World All-State pick and twice a “Super 5” selection by The Oklahoman.

Last season, Parker shot under 30 percent from the field and under 20 percent on three-point tries. However, he shot 79 percent from the free throw line.

Parker is a very good player but his shooting must improve. It likely will and when it does he will easily cover for the loss of Morris. Unfortunately, Coach Fox will have to shuffle players to make up for the loss of Parker on the bench. In any event, Parker will start for the Bulldogs.