Not much is going on in Georgia Bulldog sports since the end of the baseball season last weekend. But there are a few new articles covering the UGA basketball program.
New head coach Mark Fox has hit the ground running in his first two months on the job. He has he garnered the interest of Georgia fans and brought some positive feelings toward the program. During this time, Fox has signed guards Vincent Williams and Gerald Robinson (transfer) and completed his coaching staff.
This week there are some new stories on the Hoop Dawgs. David Hale of Macon.com writes about the current state of the program, scheduling, recruiting and filling out the roster.
UGASports.com’s Anthony Dasher writes about basketball transfer/walk-on Connor Nolte. Nolte, a former Milton High standout, is transferring to Georgia from Furman and will sit out 2009-10 per NCAA rules.
Drew Kann of The Red & Black has written a similar article covering many of the same points and focusing on the rebuilding process that Mark Fox has undertaken.
Last, but not least, Dean Legge of Scout.com wrote an article about former Hoop Dawg Damien Wilkins. Wilkins is a new graduate of UGA and had the following to say about former head coach Dennis Felton:
Wilkins said the dismissal of Dennis Felton and the hiring of Mark Fox was “the first step” for Georgia basketball’s future.
“The biggest thing is the players,” he said. “Look at the team we had when I was there – that was a good team. But it seems since after we left they have been young for a long time.”
The Bulldogs were put on probation after the Jim Harrick Era, but Felton never seemed to push the program out of the problematic time. The Bulldogs had a difficult time signing and retaining talent during the Felton Era.
“Yes we won the SEC Tournament, but we have been too young for too long,” he said.
Legge’s article also mentions that Wilkins will help out in Mark Fox’s basketball camps. He also discusses Wilkins’ first season with the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder (full article).