Georgia needs another scorer, preferably a candidate to help right away, and it appears it will be getting one.
Pape Diatta, a junior college forward originally from Senegal, has committed to sign with the Bulldogs on Wednesday.
UGAsports.com reported Diatta’s commitment on Tuesday night, and someone else with knowledge of it confirmed the commitment to AJC/DawgNation. Diatta visited Athens over the weekend.
Listed at 6-foot-7 and 215 pounds, Diatta has a good outside shot and runs the floor well. He projects mostly as a small forward, but also has the ability to be a so-called streth-four, which means a power forward who can step out to hit 3s.
Diatta, originally from Dakar, Senegal, has played the past two years at Southern Idaho.
Georgia may not be done: Daniel Giddens, a center who is tranferring from Ohio State, visited the team earlier this week. Giddens, who is from Mableton, averaged 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and a team-high 1.5 blocks per game in 33 games for the Buckeyes this season.
While Giddens would not be eligible to play this season, because of NCAA transfer rules, he would still use up one of Georgia’s 13 scholarships, and the team would be full if Diatta signs. Head coach Mark Fox would have to make room by either having a player transfer out, or a player currently on scholarship going to walk-on status.
Georgia has already signed two players for this year’s class. Guards Tyree Crump and Jordan Harris, both from south Georgia, signed with the team in November.