It’s official: Williams signs

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

Georgia men’s basketball coach Mark Fox has his first signee. Vincent Williams followed through on his oral commitment and signed a letter of intent to play next season.

“We are very happy to have Vincent join our program,” Fox said in a statement released minutes ago by the university. “Our team is going to need depth on the perimeter and outside shooting ability. Vincent provides us with both of those. Just as important, he really wants to be a Georgia Bulldog. We are looking forward to having him join us.”

Williams, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Florida’s South Dade High who averaged 26 points a game last season, joins Franklin County’s DeMario Mayfield as Bulldog signees. Mayfield signed last November.

37 comments Add your comment

Cuz

April 30th, 2009
4:56 pm

Crazy like a Fox. You go coach. Welcome to the Bulldawg Nation Vincent.

TROTTINGHOME

April 30th, 2009
5:13 pm

Does he have a record and what else is new with the DAWGS basketball team

Shane

April 30th, 2009
5:17 pm

No but I hear if you need some pot ask a tech player. They have got lots

UGA student

April 30th, 2009
5:24 pm

tech has had excellent talent, but NEVER capitalizes. Derrick Favors was the worst thing to happen to Tech…. you are now stuck with a terrible coach, who may have been fired if he didn’t land Favors. He is done in one year. Tech was AWFUL last year “shane”. Shane is really stupid name

FLDAWG

April 30th, 2009
5:37 pm

Congratulations to Vincent and Coach Fox. I wish the both of them the best of luck. Go Dawgs!

Native Atlantan

April 30th, 2009
5:42 pm

Trotting Home is another typical Tech loser who sits around and picks his nose for an afternoon snack and wishes he could be someone else. Anyway Trotting, him for mommy to give you your milk and go to bed.

Both state teams better start finding a way to keep a higher percentage of the 4 and 5 star players in the state.

GatorFan

April 30th, 2009
5:47 pm

UGA has a basketball team?… Good luck with those midget players.

IndyDawg

April 30th, 2009
5:52 pm

Good Luck Vincent I hope you are the first of many to come to help improve our Dawgs

TommyP

April 30th, 2009
6:05 pm

Didn’t this happen days ago?

Art Vandelay

April 30th, 2009
6:05 pm

As a lifelong Gator fan and graduate, I offer my sincere congratulations to Coach Fox and the UGA program. I’m not one to get too caught up in rivalry silliness, and I want the SEC to regain its rightful position near the top of the NCAA. A strong program in Athens benefits the entire conference, so hopefully this is the start of good things for the Dawgs’ program. As much as it pains me to say it, I’m even hoping for Kentucky to reclaim its status as an elite program — but not too elite. Ugh…can’t believe I just said that. Gotta go take a shower. Good luck Dawgs!

Art Vandelay

April 30th, 2009
6:07 pm

And GatorFan, give it a rest. We haven’t exactly been world-beaters the past couple of years, either. Don’t feed the stereotypes of Gator fans that people around here love to harp on. Doesn’t do us any good to be arrogant and condescending.

Kevin M

April 30th, 2009
6:18 pm

What other schools was Vincent Williams considering and what led him to Georgia at this late date?

ProfOnTheRun

April 30th, 2009
6:35 pm

Kevin M, to answer your questions, it’s the blind eye turned by the admissions Dean and the multitude of majors where he can be hidden. Housing?

Chris

April 30th, 2009
6:49 pm

This is our returning crop of players. Albert Jackson, Trey Thompkins, Dustin Ware, Jeremy Price, Chris Barnes, Trevis Leslie, young man from Norcross who redshirted last year, Darazen, and now only two recruits. Both of whom are under 6′3. You have a point guard and a power forward. You need a scorer, a two guard that can stretch the defense and get to the rim ala Billy Humphrey, Mike Mercer, Levi Stukes, Sundiata Gaines. Come on Fox, ive me a break

TROTTINGHOME

April 30th, 2009
6:58 pm

Native Atlantan

you are sooooo smart. I am impressed

TROTTINGHOME

April 30th, 2009
6:58 pm

Kevin M hit the nail dead on.

Dawgtime

April 30th, 2009
7:54 pm

Okay class stick to the topic. I know you guys are in 4th grade but dang. The article is about a young man signing with UGA. Stop babbling on. To the Gator fan, get a clue. Nobody is impressed or cares. To the real sports fans, I’m sorry you have to read some of these blogs. To the young man that signed with UGA, welcome to the family. Get in great shape and come in ready to play. We need you. I am very excited about the new coach. Dustin Ware PG, Trey Thompkins PF, Chris Barnes C, and Travis Leslie SF make up a solid nucleus to build a program with. For the kids that stayed, I am proud of each of you. Quiters never win. I really believe the program is about to takeoff. Go DAWGS.

Bo Williams

April 30th, 2009
8:43 pm

who had you rather have as your starting QB, TJ Yates, UNC (from Ga.), or Joe Cox (from NC)?

Brandon

April 30th, 2009
8:56 pm

Gator fan, I think the Dawgs whipped your basketball team last year.

GT Fan

April 30th, 2009
9:18 pm

Congrat Coach Fox on your first signee…I’m a GT Fan but I also pull for UGA when we’re not playing each other. Hope you turn UGA around in mens BB. Wish we could replace Paul Hewitt but we’re stuck with him $$$$ for time being. Look forward to watching your team play.

JW

April 30th, 2009
9:22 pm

Daryl, thanks for the update. What other players is UGA trying to sign. I heard a guard that had committed to Kentucky before Calipari came was released and had us high on his list.

Sid

April 30th, 2009
9:43 pm

Hey Chris !!! Get off your wallet and help buy us a John Deere limo like Aubarn has.

Upstate Dawg

April 30th, 2009
10:03 pm

I heard Coach Fox speak last week in Greenville. He’s going to make the team competitive in the short-term and contenders in the medium-term. Get behind the team, Dawgs fans. Welcome to the Bulldog Nation, Vincent!

Bamafan

April 30th, 2009
10:50 pm

Wish Coach Fox and the bulldogs the best of luck and let Phillip Pearson recruit like crazy!!
GO DAWGS!!

hh

May 1st, 2009
7:44 am

Enter your comments here

Phildo

May 1st, 2009
8:33 am

Have to agree with UGA Student about Favors and Hewitt. One and done for Favors. Prolonged agony for Tech with Hewitt. Come on, DRad, step up to the plate and deal with this situation like you did with football.

jaxdawg

May 1st, 2009
9:18 am

Gatorfan, I’m not sure the gaytors will have a team this year if all your players continue to skip out on Donovan like they are i.e. Calathes & Tyus, your two best players. The shine is definitely starting to wear off! Oh yeah, and didn’t we split with you guys last year??

Voice of Reason

May 1st, 2009
9:27 am

Joe Cox. Next question.

Judge Dawg

May 1st, 2009
10:06 am

School of interest are reported to include NC State, Indiana, UAB, Florida, St. Louis and Oklahoma State. You can never be sure about these reports but this is a good player with potential.

Joe

May 1st, 2009
10:07 am

$900.00 a week is a SCAM!!!!! Google treasure chest out of Philipines.
Try calling the number and Google the name. They will steal your money and you will never get it back. AJC should be ashamed for allowing this to happen. Anything to make a Buck!

gatorman770

May 1st, 2009
11:30 am

Art Vandelay aren’t you really George Costanza?

JaxDawg – yes we split with you last year like we use to for years before the Gators 2 National Championships…..but I can’t remember the Dogs last National ChampionShip to compare and see if we split before and after it.
By the way Calathes is the only one now still considering leaving, but it still won’t matter…the Gators will continue to win 20+ every year with BillyD coaching, but won’t get many rounds at the big dance till they start consistently rebounding and get over their fear of the Paint!

JohnWaynesworld

May 1st, 2009
11:59 am

Where are all the really tall players to recruit?

Coach Fox needs to go to A.D. Evans or Big Phaddy Adams, get some traveling money, travel to Russia and find the tallest, meanest and ugliest basketball player over there who’s not afraid of contact and sign him. Then we will be “competetive”. Coach can teach him the college rules (and english) on the plane ride home.

tech fan

May 1st, 2009
8:57 pm

To UGA fan, Tech might have been awful but they beat your butts.

uga fan

May 2nd, 2009
10:00 am

I would not call trailing the entire game by double digits at home and squeaking out a miracle at the end beating our but.

ChefChuck

May 2nd, 2009
10:57 am

Okay, ugay fan. What do call it when Tech beats the leghumpers in football, basketball(men and women) and baseball in the same school year? Hope you hang on to the little, pink “gymdogs” shirt and the rusty, old “1980 national champions” car tag.

K-Town Dawg

May 2nd, 2009
1:18 pm

Chef,

I call it a fluke.
Now get back to the kitchen and make my lunch, boy!

Vandy

May 3rd, 2009
12:58 pm

tech fans trolling UGA blogs……how sad. Your fan base is pathetic.