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Wednesday, August 1
Team preview: Georgia Bulldogs

Returning Leaders
Points: Williams 12.0 ppg
Rebounds: Williams 4.2 rpg
Assists: Wright 3.3 apg
FG %: Williams 41.9%
3pt %: Wright 31.9%
FT %: Williams 75.0%

00-01 Stats:
Georgia | SEC

The lowdown
2000-01 record: 16-15; 9-7 in SEC (3rd in East)
Final Ranking: NR
Postseason: Lost to Missouri 70-68 in first round of NCAA Tournament.

Three Questions for 2001-02
1. Who will replace Ezra Williams, Anthony Evans and Robb Dryden in the post? Who will be counted on to score, to lead, to rebound?

2. Will the Bulldogs get someone to replace D.A. Layne's scoring on the wing? Can Rashad Wright pick up the slack?

3. All three of the Bulldogs' recruits failed to qualify, thus Georgia won't fill the voids created by Layne's early departure and graduation. Will they be able to survive in the SEC with only eight scholarship players?

Andy Katz's Scenarios
Best case: Georgia makes quick work of the rebuilding phase and gets out of last place, with a run to the NIT.

Worst case: Georgia goes from the darlings of the selection committee to out of the postseason.

Key Players Returning
Player Yr. Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
Rashad Wright So. G 6-0/170 PTS: 4.7 | REB: 3.0 | AST: 3.3

Key Losses
Player Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
D.A. Layne G 6-0/190 PTS: 16.8 | REB: 3.0 | AST: 3.5
Anthony Evans F 6-7/235 PTS: 11.5 | REB: 7.5 | AST: 1.1
Shon Coleman F 6-6/215 PTS: 10.0 | REB: 5.3 | AST: 0.8
Robb Dryden C 7-1/260 PTS: 6.8 | REB: 3.9 | AST: 0.8
Ezra Williams G 6-4/205 PTS: 12.0 | REB: 4.2 | AST: 2.3

Georgia Signings
Player Pos. Ht. High School/College
Jarrod Gerald** G 6-1 Mullins, S.C./Mullins H.S.
Michael Dean Liggons* G 6-2 Rome, Ga./Coosa H.S.
Larry Turner* C 6-10 Milledgeville, Ga./Baldwin H.S.
* Not admitted to 2001 fall semester. ** Failed to qualify academically; enrolled in prep school.

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