Georgia Basketball: Michigan Big Man Mike Edwards Commits to Bulldogs (Video)


Michigan big man Mike Edwards commits to the G, bringing his talents to the Georgia basketball team.

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Georgia basketball head coach Mark Fox picked up where he left off with last year’s spring signing. Following the tracks of Yante Maten, Georgia’s rising sophomore power forward, Michigan power forward Mike Edwards (6’10” 225) is bringing his basketball talents to Athens.

Edwards played his high school ball at John Glenn High School in Westland, MI.  The late bloomer received offers from Nebraska, Auburn, Pitt, Kansas State, and SMU. Listed as the sixth ranked player (all positions) in Michigan by, the Georgia staff targeted Edwards in March.

Edwards averaged under five points and five rebounds per game as a junior, but exploded for 22 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks as a senior.

“Big guys sometimes develop late and Mike is one of those guys who has continued to work and just gotten better and better each month,” Glenn High head basketball coach Rod Watts told “He’s getting the attention he deserves. He’s hard-working and has a very high ceiling.”

With Georgia losing Nemi Djurisic and Marcus Thornton and with the departure of the underwhelming Tim Dixon and John Cannon last spring, the Dawgs are in dire need of big men. Edwards’ commitment is a big step toward meeting that need.

However, the Bulldogs are still short mature big men and another post player is expected to join the program. Speculation on who he might be is spotty and unreliable, but expect more news.

Also, Georgia will pursue Tevin Mack (6’6” 185, Dreher High School) if he receives a release from his letter of intent from VCU. Mack is the national number 69 player and the second best player in South Carolina.

The Columbia, SC shooter is bound by letter of intent to VCU. However, Mack requested his release after head coach Shaka Smart resigned to take the head job at Texas. Mack is awaiting a decision by VCU. Unless Mack has already decided to follow Smart to Texas, Georgia will battle for his signature. VCU could deny his request, grant it with restriction (including Texas) or release him unconditionally. If Mack is released it will likely again be a battle between Fox and Smart for his signature.

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