P.J. Horne transferring from Virginia Tech to Georgia
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P.J. Horne transferring from Virginia Tech to Georgia

P.J. Horne
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Tom Crean and the Georgia Bulldogs have landed another transfer for the upcoming season, this one from forward/center P.J. Horne of Virginia Tech.

Horne (6-6, 225), a native of Tifton, Ga., is transferring to Georgia to be closer to his family amid the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Yeah, with this pandemic going on, I was just wanting to get closer to home,” Horne told UGASports.com. “I just wanted to be closer to my family, be able to have them closer and able to come to games.”

As a junior at Virginia Tech, Horne started in 30 of 32 games and averaged 7.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. He also shot 34.9 percent from three-point range (45 of 129) after only making only one three the previous season.

Horne was recruited to Georgia by assistant coach Chad Dollar after he placed his name in the NCAA transfer portal. Dollar was reportedly the first coach to reach out.

Horne is the fourth player to transfer to Georgia for the 2020-21 season. He joins transfer Andrew Garcia, Justin Kier, and Ty McMillan (JUCO) in Athens.

Georgia has also signed K.D. Johnson, Jonathan Ned, Mikal Starks, and Josh Taylor. Scholarship players set to return this season include Jaykwon Walton, Christian Brown, Toumani Camara, Tye Fagan, Sahvir Wheeler, and Mike Peake.

With four transfers incoming, four signees, and six returning scholarship players, Georgia is one over the limit of 13. That means someone will likely be transferring, although no current players are listed in the transfer portal, per UGASports.com.

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