UGA’s basketball team is expected to sign at least one player in the NCAA’s late signing period, which begins on Wednesday. Nemanja Djurisic, a 6-8 forward from South Kent, Conn., committed to the Bulldogs earlier this spring. UGA coach Mark Fox could add another player or two by the end of the signing period, which is May 18.
Meanwhile, the Georgia State women are expected to sign forward Miranda Smith from Virginia’s Patrick Henry High School.
Here’s a partial list of other boys and girls from the Atlanta area signing on Wednesday:
Alex Davis, Pace Academy boys, Oglethorpe. The 6-1 combo guard averaged 15 points.
Lanerryl Esters-Johnson, Walton HS boys, Tennessee Tech. The 6-1 point guard averaged 24 points.
Christina Gamble, Columbia HS girls, Air Force. Has 3.7 GPA.
Shanteona Keys, Roswell HS girls, Georgia College & State University. The 5-9 guard averaged 15 points and 5 rebounds for the Region 6-AAAAA champions. Keys finished as the school’s third all-time scorer with 1,234 points.
Nia Ladson, Norcross HS girls, Berry College.
Ryon Riggins, North Gwinnett HS boys, Tennessee Tech.
Billy Selmon, Pace Academy boys, Bates College. The 6-2 guard averaged 14 points.
Destinee Smith, Columbia HS girls, North Florida. Has 3.9 GPA.
Josh Swan, Pace Academy boys, Southern Illinois. The 6-3 guard averaged 33 points during the team’s playoff run to the state quarterfinals. During his career at Pace, Swan had 1,987 points, 450 assists, and more than 700 rebounds. He was two-time Region 5-A basketball player of the year.
Arielle Thomas, North Clayton HS girls, Young Harris.
Jonathan Tinch, Stephenson HS boys, University of Mobile. The 6-2 guard averaged 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Bria Venson, Fayette County HS girls, Grambling State. The 6-foot-1 center averaged 4.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Said her coach John Strickland: “A strong inside presence for the Lady Tigers this season with a strong left hand.”
Sheresse Williams, Buford, Young Harris. She averaged7.6 points for the Class AA state champions.
Roman Woodburn, North Clayton HS boys, Oxford College.
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