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Although he’s not a big fan of mantras, UGA head coach Tom Crean said he did have one for the upcoming season: “Commit to toughness.” That means his players are profiting both physically and mentally through their preparation for the upcoming season.

The Georgia Bulldogs have two former players participating in the 2019 Las Vegas Summer League. Second year forward Yante Maten of the Miami Heat and newly-drafted Nicolas Claxton of the Brooklyn Nets will both participate in the two week competition.

Former Georgia center Nicolas Claxton was selected 31st overall by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2019 NBA Draft. The selection capped off his improbable rise to the top of many teams’ draft boards, and Claxton will likely fit seamlessly into the scheme of the Nets.