ATHENS — The Georgia men’s basketball team will lose two top guards after this season. It has now signed two possible replacements.
Tyree Crump and Jordan Harris, two wing players who have been committed for more than a year, signed their letters of intent on Wednesday, the first day of the fall signing period. Both are rated four-star recruits according to the 247Sports Composite. They are each from south Georgia, and Bulldogs top assistant Philip Pearson was the lead recruiter on both.
Crump, a senior at Bainbridge High School, is 6-foot-2 and can play both guard positions. He is rated No. 70 overall nationally in this class, according to 247Sports, and No. 75 by Rivals.
“Tyree is a very good athlete and has demonstrated a great ability to shoot and score,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said in a statement. “He is a very competitive young man who we certainly think will have a positive impact on our program in the very near future.”
Harris, a senior at Seminole County High School, is 6-foot-5 and considered a shooting guard. He’s rated No. 122 by 247Sports, but No. 95 by Rivals.
“Jordan brings an element of length and athleticism into our program that we are very excited about,” Fox said. “He has the ability to play multiple positions and we love the fact that he led his high school team to a state championship last year.”
Crump and Harris will have a chance to play right away next year, as Georgia loses starting guards Charles Mann and Kenny Gaines, both seniors. The team also has highly-regarded freshmen guards Turtle Jackson and E’torrion Wilridge, and J.J. Frazier will be a senior next year.
The Bulldogs aren’t expected to add anyone else during the fall signing period, but it has at least one scholarship available for next year, so they likely will pursue someone to sign during the spring.