Georgia Basketball Fans Can Get a Peek at the Future


Georgia basketball fans can get a look at the future tonight as Bulldog signees and commitments participate in holiday tournaments in Snellville, Thomasville, and Bremen.

NOTE: DOTD has worked hard to confirm times and teams listed, but fans making plans to watch these athletes should check times and teams as well.

Mark Fox has reeled in several big-time in-state signees and commitments during the last 3 months. Georgia fans around the state will get a chance to watch these future Dawgs tonight.

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For South Georgia Bulldog basketball believers, 2016 Bulldog commitments

Tyree Crump

and his Bainbridge High Bearcats will face

Jordan Harris

and his Seminole County Indians in Thomasville High School’s Hoopfest at 5:30 at the Thomasville High gym. Crump and Jordan play AAU ball together and will compete against each in GHSA competition three times this season.

Crump and Jordan became friends playing AAU ball and decided to make themselves a package deal for the Bulldogs.

Crump talked to Dan McDonald of about his decision. “I’ve been thinking about it for a while and the coaches there showed the most love. They built a great relationship with me and no other coaches have really done that yet. I really wanted to go there. All my family loves Georgia and I think that’s where I fit best.”

Jordan had similar thoughts. “I had been thinking about it for a while. I just decided to commit to the ‘G’. The main things for me were how the academics and athletics relate to each other,” Harris said. “What was very impressive is when we were walking to the gym for the first time, we saw this big academic center for athletes and it was perfect for me. It’s a great situation and I want to put the Dawgs back on top.”

Currently ranked 67 nationall by, Crump sports a 4 star ranking and is the fourth ranked player in the state. Harris is a top 90 with 4-stars.

Atlanta area Bulldog fans can watch Georgia 2015 signee Will “Turtle” Jackson in action with his Athens Christian School team in the Deep South Classic at Brookwood High School in Snellville at 7:30.

Jackson has already endeared himself to Bulldog fans with his signing ceremony statement, “I’m ready to change the program at UGA and ‘Go Dogs!’”

Observers tonight will immediately notice Jackson‘s lanky 6’4” frame and long-range jumper. He is also an excellent ball handler and has surprising lateral quickness with his long reach to present a defensive challenge for ball handlers. Offensively, Jackson drives and shoots with equal ease and has the ability to take over any game.

Athens Christian School Head Coach Ron Link told The Hartford Courant’s Dom Amore of one incident in the state quarterfinals. “I called a timeout, and I just said, ‘Turtle, you take over this game. You do whatever you want to do.’ And do you know, that sucker scored 22 points in the last four minutes and 50 seconds? He didn’t miss a shot. Next thing you know it was 76-76 and then he went to the free throw line.”

Finally, Northeast Georgia Dawgs can get a look at Georgia 2015 signee big man Derek Ogbeide. But hurry – and don’t be late! Obgbeide’s Pepperell Dragons will play Bremen in a 2:30 tip in the Haralson County Tournament. It should be a mismatch.

Georgia won the recruiting battle for Ogbeide over Houston, Memphis and Ole Miss. Ogbeide is just what the doctor ordered for next year’s Georgia team. Dan McDonald of says Ogbeide will arrive in Athens physically ready to play. With the Dawgs losing both Marcus Thornton and Nemi Djurisic, he is needed.

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