Year 1 of the Coach Mark Fox Regime Is In The Books
Hot-shooting Freshman John Jenkins came off the Vandy bench for 25 points in Nashville tonight. Veteran Vandy Coach Stallings’ defensive strategy of collapsing on Trey Thompkins worked so well in the first half that the Commodores were able to establish a lead they would never surrender.
It’s win or go home and they stay. The year is done, and the run was a one-game run. We have a lot of improving to do in our program.
Travis Leslie scored 21 points in game one and then put in a career high 32 on Vandy. Trey Thompkins had a big offensive second half, still managing to crack double digits in total scoring. Leslie has already announced his Junior year return, and Thompkins remains undecided on his immediate future in the NBA Draft. He is a Tim Duncan-like scorer with nice fundamental offensive skills, but I honestly feel he could benefit from the improvement that comes with another year full of basketball touches. If he comes back he is established as the man at GEORGIA. If he moves on to an NBA bench, he realistically may not see much time on the court for a long while. He should come back and improve his draft stock.
The SEC Tourney will be back in The ATL for next season, when UGA looks to return an improved squad with some game experience among its veterans. We were a below .500 team that won outside the state of Georgia only once, yet we showed improvement overall. Next year is crucial for Coach Fox.
G-DAY GAME is April 10th at 2pm. It’ll Be Saturday, in Athens. Hoops season is over for the Red and Black clad DAWGSnation. We turn our attention fully to spring football and the improvement of our strong football program.
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