Lady Dogs rolling with addition of Douglass’ Miller

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.

11 comments Add your comment

BigDawg

October 28th, 2009
5:23 pm

Ladies at UGA rule!!! GT – where the men are men and so are the women! Astroturf on the field to keep the homecoming queen (Saint Simons?) from grazing

dog4life

October 28th, 2009
5:32 pm

all these girls would be great to play together. if he could just keep them all happy at the same time. hr pushes them too hard in the preseason and someobody blows out a knee every year. gotta hold back a little.

dog4life

October 28th, 2009
5:33 pm

all these girls would be great to play together. if he could just keep them all healthy at the same time. he pushed them too hard in the preseason and somebody blows out a knee every year. gotta hold back a little

DamntheButcher

October 28th, 2009
10:55 pm

It don’t matter who Andy gets. Andy can’t coach. He is awful as a coach. I don’t care how many games he has won. He can’t win the big game. His azz needs to be on the same bus as Willie Marnitez when it leaves town.

Voice of Reason

October 28th, 2009
11:37 pm

Hey “Butcher” – that name must have been picked because these girls would not pay you any attention – Butch.
As for Andy, you should be so good!

Sorry

October 29th, 2009
12:15 am

does anyone really care about womens college bball, much less womens college bball recruiting? thats why there are 5 comments on this article vs 500 for any sniff of college fb

lagadawg

October 29th, 2009
8:02 am

Just like football they will be coached down.

Alabamadawg

October 29th, 2009
11:12 am

Am glad to read this…have been quietly concerned the past few years about our program…

MR LAS VEGAS

October 29th, 2009
3:20 pm

Good job GEORGIA THERE S HOPE FOR THE SOUTH AFTER ALL I see you have been paying close attention too the internet now that you got the pieces, Please dont blow it mr landers, Miss miller is the one thats going to get you your first ntl championship just let her flow she s a good team player and she makes her team mates better with out shining to brite over them in other words shes humble thats what team mates luv abuot true elite players. OK now that you ve followed my lead on this one coach sit back and enjoy the feeling that VINCE injoyed in the 80 s you remember and be humble .ps. mr landers remember to god goes the glory thats who s giving you fresh air and chances to get what you realy deserve….go gettem coach.

toole

October 29th, 2009
4:45 pm

Coach Landers needs to look at the girl from Bainbridge High. She played against the Miller girl in the state tournament last year. I hear that Coach Summitt has been on her hard.

shanta holland

November 9th, 2009
3:11 pm

Congrats Khaalidah!!! represent the lady Astros!!