At the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday night, the Brooklyn Nets selected former Georgia basketball player Nicolas Claxton with the 31st pick of the draft.
Nicolas Claxton's interesting combination of skills and encouraging pre-draft process has many projecting him as a mid-to-late first round draft pick. That being said, here are the teams that The Red & Black Sports Desk think Claxton would fit in with the best.
For the first time since before the 2008-2009 season, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has approved to move the Division 1 three-point line.
The Georgia men’s basketball team no longer has an empty spot on its coaching staff. Georgia hired John Linehan as assistant coach, head coach Tom Crean announced on Saturday.
The Georgia men’s basketball team received some bad news on Friday: Only one day after Anthony Edwards signed with the Bulldogs, Nicolas Claxton declared for the NBA draft.
Now with Anthony Edwards firmly in tow, Crean’s vision for the program is looking more and more like the reality. The nation’s No. 2 overall prospect headlines the nation’s No. 7 recruiting class, both according to the 247Sports Composite. Edwards and four-star forward Christian Brown signed their letters of intent on Wednesday.
Amir Abdur-Rahim joined the Georgia staff as an assistant coach in May 2018 and has a new job less than a year later.
The Georgia men's basketball team will now lose two underclassmen basketball players to transfer following the conclusion of its 2018-2019 season.
On Monday, sophomore Teshaun Hightower thanked the Georgia program for his two years on the men's basketball team.
Christian Brown hails from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. The 247Sports Composite ranks Brown as the No. 61 overall player in the class of 2019.
There will be no anxious waiting for Selection Sunday this year. At 11-20 and coming off a 2-16 SEC campaign, the Bulldogs are nowhere near the postseason conversation. But for 13th-seeded Georgia, the tournament setting in Nashville offers a chance to hit the reset button.
For the Georgia men’s basketball team, the end of the 2018-19 regular season should come as more of a relief than an annoyance.