Georgia basketball: Four reasons to be excited about the 2020-21 Bulldogs

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Georgia basketball ends the 2019-20 season with a 16-16 record, 5-13 record in SEC play and one win in the SEC Tournament.

It’s fair to say the 2019-20 Georgia basketball team failed to live up to expectations.

A second season with head coach Tom Crean and a No. 11 recruiting class led by superstar Anthony Edwards had fans believing Georgia basketball could make a run at the NCAA Tournament. For 13 games, the Bulldogs were meeting those expectations.

Then, after an outstanding 10-3 record in non-conference play, Georgia crumbled against SEC competition, immediately losing 10 of its first 12 games. A run of three wins in four games late in the season entertained fans and a win over Ole Miss in the canceled SEC Tournament ended the season on a high note, but they weren’t enough to satisfy a fanbase that expected a long-awaited return to the NCAA Tournament.

With the center of those expectations leaving for the NBA, you would be excused for thinking nothing is exciting about next year’s Georgia basketball team. But that isn’t the case, there’s a lot to be excited about.

That No. 11 recruiting class had more than just Edwards, it had a couple of recruits who were rock solid for Georgia basketball by the end of the season. And others in that group, they showed some potential as well. There’s a new senior leader with 85-career starts. Plus, there’s an incoming recruiting class that is pretty good in its own right.

The 2020-21 Georgia basketball team might not have one super-duper star, but it certainly has a more mature and complete squad of Bulldogs ready to make Georgia basketball a fixture of March Madness again.

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