Monday, July 25, 2011

1st Hoops Commit for 2012....Finally.

Ask and you shall receive. Just a few days after I was complaining about our lack of a 2012 recruiting class, ESPN Top 100 point guard, Charles Mann, has decided to be a Dawg. Mann was one of the targets I listed on my aforementioned hoops recruiting article, and has been coming on very strong in recent months to become a top UGA target.  Most experts agree that Mann is the number 1 point guard in the state, and at 6-4, will be our tallest PG since Mike Mercer (sorry to bring up a sore subject). He had an impressive offer list that included UConn, Virginia Tech, Florida State, and Miami.

As for his credentials, here is a pretty good summation of Mann's skill-set from his ESPN recruiting profile:

"His big strength is his size for the position. In a class that has very little depth at the point guard position he will certainly stand out among his peers. One of the bigger lead guards in 2012, Charles is very coachable and very vocal. He makes the right play and has exceptional court vision. He doesn't take chances with the ball. Really good at penetrating and finding guys. He's shown to be a creative finisher around the basket. He can go at different gears and is at least attentive on defense."

Here is some video of Mann in action. Keep in mind that he will be playing his senior season at Milton even though this video is from his Union Grove days:

Hopefully this will lead to some positive momentum as it pertains to our basketball recruiting. Our number 1 target in my mind remains PF Shaq Goodwin, who has recently said that UGA is in his "final four" schools along with Memphis, Bama, and UF.

Also, 3-star SF Brandon Morris has recently said that UGA is in his "final three" along with Florida and Memphis (per Dan Morris is playing at Miller Grove High School, which is the same school that Donte Williams attended. We'll keep you updated.


  1. How about shooting (mainly from behind the arc)?

  2. By all accounts he is a "serviceable" three point shooter. I would say he will be better than GR but not as good as Ware in that department...early in his career anyway.