Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Next Stop: NCAA Tournament

With two likely 2011 NBA first round picks coming back for their junior seasons in 2010-2011, the Georgia Bulldog basketball program looked to be headed in the right direction towards an NCAA tournament birth. With the announcement that Georgia Mr. Basketball, Marcus Thornton, will attend Georgia this fall, the Dawgs will have the horses to make that NCAA title birth a reality.

But more importantly, the commitment of Thornton may mark a turning point in Bulldog basketball history. For years we have had to hear about the great basketball players from the state of Georgia leaving the state to play their college ball. Louis Williams and Dwight Howard both went straight to the NBA and Derrick Favors ultimately chose Georgia Tech. With the commitment of Thornton, the Georgia Bulldogs have finally managed to keep the best senior player from leaving the state of Georgia and coming to Athens. Granted, it took a coaching change at Clemson to help bring Marcus back to Georgia, but who cares!

It is the dawning of a new day for Georgia basketball. Finally, the shroud of the Jim Harrick era can be erased.

Welcome to the Bulldog Nation, Marcus!!!

Go Dawgs!!!

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