With Tom Crean running the show, Georgia already is seeing a bump in its recruiting targets. The latest proof of that is 5-star forward E.J. Montgomery.
The Bulldogs are reportedly pursuing Montgomery, one of the top uncommitted prospects left in the 2018 class. He’s at the McDonald All American Game this week, and his collegiate destination has been a hot topic.
Montgomery did not give a date for his decision, but he did say the Bulldogs are now in the running. Courtesty of DieHards.com’s Tyler Dragon:
EJ Montgomery says he doesn’t have a deadline but his decision is coming soon. Georgia is now in the mix.
— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) March 27, 2018
Montgomery is from Marietta, Ga., and would provide a big boost to UGA’s 2018 class. Currently, the Bulldogs have two commits in this cycle: 4-star forward Amanze Ngumezi and 3-star forward Jojo Toppin. Both players are from the state.
Landing a talent like Montgomery would do a lot for Crean’s chances to win early at Georgia. As it is, he’s inheriting a program that hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament in three seasons and could struggle in a transition year in the 2018-19 season.
According to the 247Sports composite, Montgomery is the No. 12 overall player in the Class of 2018. By the same service, he’s rated as the No. 1 player in Georgia and the No. 3 power forward in the class.
Here are some clips from his workouts in Atlanta this week:
E.J. Montgomery with the finish. pic.twitter.com/EREgbFFCqK
— Joe Mussatto (@joe_mussatto) March 27, 2018
— Overtime (@overtime) March 27, 2018
Uncommitted F EJ Montgomery scoring on a wing jumper. pic.twitter.com/7y5y2YppUY
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 27, 2018