Donnell Gresham Jr. joining UGA as a graduate transfer
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Donnell Gresham Jr. joining UGA as a graduate transfer

Donnell Gresham Jr.
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The Georgia Bulldogs have picked up a commitment from Donnell Gresham Jr., a graduate transfer from Northeastern University.

Gresham announced his intention to join Tom Crean and the Georgia Bulldogs via his Twitter account on Wednesday evening.

Last season as a redshirt junior at Northeastern, Gresham averaged 9.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.

Gresham helped lead Northeastern to the 2019 NCAA Tournament. In their first-round matchup against Kansas, Gresham scored seven points, grabbed eight rebounds, and had one steal in an 87-53 loss.

Other schools showed interest in landing Gresham, including Loyola-Chicago, Minnesota, and four other Power Five schools.

“Definitely winning is important to me and a program that needs my skill set to make an impact right away,” Gresham told the Star-Tribune.”

“I like to share the ball,” Gresham said. “I like to make sure my teammates are playing well. I like to make them feel comfortable. I’m a pretty decent rebounder and I like to push the pace and get up and down the floor as much as possible. I think I can also play in the halfcourt and drive and shoot a little bit. I can do a little bit of everything, but whatever a team will need I’m willing to do that.”

Georgia signed four recruits for the 2019 class, which is widely been considered a Top 10 class. The class includes Anthony Edwards (five-star guard), Christian Brown (four-star small forward), Toumani Camara (four-star small forward), and Jaykwon Walton (four-star guard).

The 2019-20 UGA Basketball Schedule will be released this summer, likely in August. The schedule currently includes non-conference contests against Georgia Tech at home on Nov. 20 and a road game at Arizona State on Dec. 14.

Georgia will also play in the 2019 Maui Invitational, along with BYU, Dayton, Kansas, Michigan State, UCLA, Virginia Tech, and tournament host Chaminade.

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