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Five-star point guard decommits from Georgia

It’s not every day that Georgia lands a five-star basketball recruit, and due to uncertainty surrounding Mark Fox’s future in Athens, it’s going to be even longer. Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans, a top 10 2019 prospect, decommitted from Georgia today, reportedly over worries about Fox’s job security heading into the final stretch of the season.

From Seth Emerson of Dawg Nation:

The news comes as Georgia enters the final week of the regular season, and with Fox’s status a source of much speculation. Hagans and his coaches did not immediately return messages, but one person familiar with the situation tied the de-commitment to the uncertainty over Fox’s status.

“Just unsure of the situation,” the person said.

Hagans is considered the top point guard and eighth overall recruit in the 2019 class by 247 Sports Composite. He’s also the top player in the state of Georgia and the first five-star recruit to pick the Bulldogs since Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in 2011. His decommitment is just the latest bad sign for Mark Fox, who is in his ninth season at Georgia. The Bulldogs are currently 16-12, 7-9 in the SEC, and have a lot of work left to do if they want to make the NCAA Tournament.

What will happen with Hagans? Kentucky showed interest before he committed to Georgia back in December, so stay tuned…

UPDATE: Evan Daniels just reported that Hagans is reclassifying to 2018. With Immanuel Quickley coming in and Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander likely coming back, I can’t imagine Kentucky will be in the picture.


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19 Comments for Five-star point guard decommits from Georgia

  1. A_Blue_Wildcat
    3:35 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    Mark Fox is probably the worst recruiter in the country, solid coach but Georgia will never be a legit top 25 team until Fox gets some talent there

    3:47 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    Heck yeah, let’s just take ’em all! LOL, ….31 scholarships players isn’t too many is it?!

    • ClutchCargo
      4:44 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

      So, pure speculation by a blogger means UK is going to be trying to sign this guy? Got it.

  3. mikeintn
    4:14 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    Are we really going to need another guard?

  4. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
    4:14 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    The 2019 class might be a big class like the 2013 and 2017. Classes like those two come with a lot of growing pains.

  5. Willis talkin bout....
    4:19 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    good handles.. vision and can finish threw contact. But can he shoot? Seen nothing but layups. Those behind the back and cross court passes won’t work in D1. Got a few bad habits to break but looks like a PG.

  6. nicky
    4:22 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    Matt hearing anything one way or the other with him TT?

  7. secrick
    4:29 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    Maybe we should let some of you do the recruiting for us.

    • catsarerunnin
      5:00 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

      That’s true because with their recruiting skills and genius like coaching abilities we would never ever lose another game.

  8. ukkatzfan
    4:59 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    Weak draft + UK on the rise (Back during losing streak, I said elite 8 at minimum but believing in #9 with 4-6 turning pro) = we will have the opening for him.

  9. KatFromHell
    5:04 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    Duke needs a guard for next year and will pay anything to get him.

  10. The Professor
    5:49 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    I would be shocked if he is not at Duke next year. They need a PG to distribute to all the talent up front.

    • Cmart0907
      8:29 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

      They have Tre Jones coming in too. This Jones little brother. I believe he is a top 10 prospect too.

  11. Not Dan Issel
    5:50 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    Mark Fox may be the best coach Georgia has had in awhile. Recruiting? Maybe he doesn’t want to play the dirty game that it is starting to seem many coaches play. No doubt Fox is an excellent COACH. Georgia might want to rethink firing him. They maybe sorry if they do.

  12. StuckinLville
    8:47 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    Unless he just wants to, Shai will leave so there could be room.

  13. SouthernPride
    10:36 pm February 26, 2018 Permalink

    He will probably go to Duke