2006 Georgia Bulldogs Basketball Preview
2006 Georgia Bulldogs Basketball Predictions
Last season these Bulldogs didn’t have much bite, finishing last in the SEC East with a 5- 11 mark and an overall win-loss of 15- 15. Still, it was an improvement over the year before. This season Georgia will greatly miss junior guard Kevin Brophy, who was killed in a car accident on July 20. It will be an emotional year for this tight team.
Georgia’s guards have been unable to make their shots from the three-point mark. Sophomore Mike Mercer (11.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.6 APG, 40.4 FG%, 64.4 FT%), who can slash inside and score, has been working on his long ball. If he can make that pan out, he’ll be extremely dangerous. At the point, senior Levi Stukes (11.6 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 1.6 APG, 41.7 FG%, 78.8 FT%) looks set to have a dynamite final year, while junior Sundiata Gaines (10.3 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 3.4 APG, 45.1 FG%, 60.7 FT%) has shown determined toughness. Along with being the major assist-maker on the team, he led the Dawgs in rebounds.
In the frontcourt, Georgia will be looking to 7’ 0” and 250-pound center Rashaad Singleton (1.9 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 0.2 APG, 44.6 FG%, 25.0 FT%), a sophomore, to continue refining his excellent shot blocking skills and to finally develop some offensive output. Forward Takais Brown joins Georgia after spending 2-years playing for Southeastern Illinois Community College, where he averaged 19.3 PPG and 9.4 RPG. He could be a major factor. Senior forward Steve Newman (4.9 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 0.4 APG, 47.0 FG%, 58.3 FT%) may feel some heat from freshman Albert Jackson, who can defend and block shots.
Coach Dennis Felton (39- 49 in 3 years with Georgia) is optimistic about his two new forwards. He’s also happy about the progress the team has shown. Felton’s solid backcourt has been working on refining the long ball.
This is a team build on hard-fought play, tight defense and ball movement. The Bulldogs look to show even more improvement this season and unlike last, they may make it to the post-season via the NIT.
If you want more info on the 2006 Georgia Bulldogs College basketball team check out the NCAA's official basketball team page of the program or check out some rival previews from Maddux Sports of schools like the Vanderbilt Commodores and South Carolina Gamecocks.