Georgia Basketball: Handing Out the Bulldogs Mid-Term Grades

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Nov 14, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs forward Marcus Thornton (2) boxes out Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets center Demarco Cox (4) in the first half at McCamish Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Post play: B

Marcus “the professor” Thornton ranks 47th  nationally in field goal percentage (56%) and has even kicked in 3 three pointers on 9 tries. He is averaging 15 points a game and 7 rebounds. Free throw shooting is below 60%. Give the Professor an A-.

Nemi Djurisic is scoring 11 points a game and claiming over 5 rebounds. Free throw shooting is 70% but three-point shooting is 25%. The big guy is doing his part on defense. Djurisic has time to raise this grade, but for now, he is earning a C with some make up work to do. Send a note home.

We’ll grade Yante Maten and Houston Kessler together. Maten is no doubt the most promising Bulldog post player and dominates when he is not at an experience disadvantage, but still has a lot to learn. Kessler has provided the limited but adequate production required of the fourth post player in two of four big games. Together the pair is earning a B-.

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