Lost in the all of college football recruiting talk of the past week is the fact that coach Andy Landers’ Lady Dogs’ basketball program at Georgia is having a big year on the recruiting trail.
This past week Landers got a major commitment from shooting guard Khaalidah Miller of Douglass High School. This wasimportant for a couple of reasons. Number one, Miller is a superb basketball player, the 10th-best at her position in America and 33rd-ranked player overall. Secondly, it’s somewhat historic from the standpoint of the Lady Bulldogs haven’t traditionally recruited well in and around downtown Atlanta.
Miller will be a four-year starter for the Astros this fall. As a junior last season she averaged 21.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 3.3 steals and 2.3 blocks per game. She was named Class AAAA first-team All-State.
At least one outlet is very impressed with what Georgia is doing. AllStarGirlsReport.net ranked the Lady Bulldogs’ class No. 8 in the nation so far.
You have to like the balance of this class. It includes the 6-foot-5 center Ariel Johnson of Oak Hill Academy, and 5-foot6 point guard Ronika Ransford of Washington, D.C., who is considered the No. 16 player in the country.
This is coming on the heels of last year’s class, which it rated No. 5. Georgia, shorthanded the past two seasons, added seven players in that group, including four Top 50 prospects.
So all indications are that Landers will have Georgia back among the elite in women’s basketball in short order.