Brandon Morris commits to UGA over Auburn and Arkansas

Miller Grove SF Brandon Morris (AJC photo)

Miller Grove SF Brandon Morris (AJC photo)

UGA added another homegrown talent from the state of Georgia on Monday.

Brandon Morris committed to UGA after making an official visit with the Bulldogs over the weekend. The 6-foot-7 small forward from Miller Grove High School also had Auburn and Arkansas as his finalists.

“I had a list of things that I wanted in college, and Georgia was a great fit,” Morris told the AJC. “I fit in perfect with the roster they’ve got, and I have a chance to compete for early playing time … This was a good decision for me.

“After my visit to Georgia, I didn’t see the need to take official visits to anywhere else. Why go far away to play college basketball when there’s a great program this close to home? I called Coach Fox to let him know, and he said I made his day. He was really happy about my commitment, as am I.”

UGA now had three commitments for its 2012 college basketball recruiting class and all three are from Georgia. The others are a pair of guards, Whitefield Academy’s Kenny Gaines and Milton’s Charles Mann.

Georgia has at least one more scholarship spot available and is trying to lure one of the “Big Three” – three power forwards from Georgia who are ranked among the nation’s top 25 overall college basketball prospects: Southwest DeKalb’s Shaq Goodwin, Miller Grove’s Tony Parker, and Shiloh’s Robert Carter. Out of the “Big Three” only Goodwin has scheduled an official visit with UGA.

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33 comments Add your comment

Hoop Dawgs!

September 12th, 2011
2:07 pm

Fox is a genius. Too bad he’ll get snatched up by a big-time program in the next two years.

RRTDawgs

September 12th, 2011
2:16 pm

Great pick up for Fox he is starting to put it together Morris is huge get add Mann and Gaines sweat Shaq Goodwin come on down Go Dawgs .

Top Dawg

September 12th, 2011
2:21 pm

Congratulations on your choice young Mr. Morris!
You can obviously see the HUGE upswing Coach Fox is creating for B-ball at UGA.
This will be a top 10 program very shortly….Time for other recruits to jump on the train now.

goodenglish

September 12th, 2011
2:24 pm

how do you now had something?

Top Dawg

September 12th, 2011
2:26 pm

Any influence on signing T. Parker now?

MikeUGA

September 12th, 2011
2:29 pm

Can he play LB?

:)

Mtn Dawg

September 12th, 2011
2:42 pm

Oh yes. Great commit. Fox is doing a fantastic job rebuilding the program. Can’t wait for the season to begin. People are ging to take notice this year, even without Trey and Leslie.

AnnapolisDawg

September 12th, 2011
2:44 pm

Way to go Coach Fox and congratulations on your choice Brandon! Welcome to the DAWG nation and I wish you the best of luck with you college experience.

Alabamadawg

September 12th, 2011
2:53 pm

Great news to start the week off with !!

Afan

September 12th, 2011
2:53 pm

I dont think Fox is going anywhere for a while. He has not even won anything of significance at UGA yet.

Hubie Green

September 12th, 2011
3:05 pm

Morris is an outstanding player and knows what it takes to win. I like this trend of signing top in state players from very good programs. These players will play with a little more pride being from Ga. Caldwell is aso a big time player. Watch. One of the big three makes this a great class for 2012.

Destin Dawg

September 12th, 2011
3:06 pm

Parade magazine says.. ” UGA # 2 large State University education .. plus Big Time sports ” in a great college town.. Athens, Ga… Go Dawgs !!

Old Dawg

September 12th, 2011
3:10 pm

kids that stay in State… close to support groups… friends and family… generally do better in school and life after sports… Go Dawgs !!

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JAWJeRDAWG

September 12th, 2011
3:30 pm

Welcome to the University of Georgia, Brandon Morris!

Glad you decided to stay in-state and play for UGA. Coach Fox is really putting together a great 2012 class. Hope you enjoy you experience at Georgia on the hardwood. .. Go Dawgs!

headley lamar

September 12th, 2011
3:39 pm

kids that stay in State… close to support groups… friends and family…get booed by their home “fans”…finish games with 90% of the crowd having left…get trashed on message boards by their bandwagon fans…

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Dawg Man

September 12th, 2011
5:23 pm

Great!!! Now he go along with our ” super recruits ” for football and we will be National Champs for the next 5 years for basketball

Outside Observer

September 12th, 2011
5:25 pm

Glad to see some of the best talent staying in state. Best of luck to the young man (except that one game a year against the Jackets). Architecture is no joke, but if that is something is he interested in, I wish him the best in his pursuit of both. Talented individuals like this are worthy of praise.

Upstate Dawg

September 12th, 2011
6:23 pm

Welcome to the Bulldog Nation, Mr. Morris! Good luck in your upcoming season and in the classroom. It’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog.

TXDawg

September 12th, 2011
7:07 pm

He’ll need to bring Tony Parker along with him for Fox to have a chance at a top 10 team…..IMO

bitter b ball fan

September 12th, 2011
8:33 pm

0-2 start and FOXX bags a trophy—————-my man———–bout time uga stuck fire up

————–all dem hatters————————-GO KINGS COURT——-UGA BALL MASTERS

Joe

September 12th, 2011
10:47 pm

Role player at best. Limited skill wise.

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Timmy Dog

September 13th, 2011
9:23 am

Great pickup with 3 star forward! Huge!

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Dawgfan

September 14th, 2011
12:08 pm

I’m pumped Morris decided to stay in state and play for UGA. The kid is very talented and I believe under rated. I had a chance to watch him throughout the state playoffs last season and he dominated. He outshined Tony Parker in my opinion. He ended up beating my alma mater Rockdale high school for the state championship. Can’t wait to see you in Red and Black Brandon! Good choice!

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ATL REFEREE

September 15th, 2011
10:12 am

Way to go Brandon. I think a lot of schools slept on this kid because he is a smooth, slashy lefthander that is very hard to defend. I got a chance to watch these guys for the last couple of years and even throughout the summer. Brandon and Tony make a great combo and it would be nice if Ga had a Fab 5 but I think Tony is going on to Big Time basketball like an Ohio St or Georgetown because he is a beast. Once again congrats Brandon!!!

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