34. Georgia Bulldogs Men’s Basketball Best Players of All time

Morgan Wolf

The Georgia Bulldogs men’s basketball team is one of the most storied programs in college sports. Located in Athens, GA, they have a long history of success and are consistently ranked among the top teams in the nation. The Bulldogs compete annually as part of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and have won numerous championships over their time competing at both conference level and nationally.

Led by legendary head coach Mark Fox since 2009, UGA has seen plenty of on-court successes that include multiple trips to NCAA tournaments as well as two SEC Championships under his tenure. With an outstanding coaching staff and talented roster, this program looks poised to continue its excellence for years to come.

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1. Nic Claxton

Power forward

Nic Claxton Career

  • High school: Legacy Charter School, (Greenville, South Carolina)
  • College: Georgia (2017–2019)
  • NBA draft 2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
  • Selected by the Brooklyn Nets
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–present: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2019–2020: →Long Island Nets
  • Second-team All-SEC – Coaches (2019)

Nic Claxton was born on April 17, 1999 in Greenville, South Carolina. Nic played high school basketball for Legacy Charter School before being drafted by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Nic is a center and stands at 6'11" tall and weighs 215 pounds (98 kilograms). Nic has represented both America and U.S Virgin Islander internationally with the junior national teams. 

Nic's career to date includes playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G League, Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League Barueri Esporte Clube of Brazil's Série B1 playoffs. 

PGE Skra Bełchatów of Poland’s Liga Okręgowa 1 playoff series as well as appearing in 21 games for Dutch side Oostende during their 2018-19 season where he averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 50% from 3-point range en route to winning Belgian Cup MVP honors.

2. Vern Fleming

Vern Fleming Career

  • High school: Mater Christi (Astoria, New York)
  • College: Georgia (1980–1984)
  • NBA draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 1984–1997
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 10
  • 1984–1995: Indiana Pacers
  • 1995–1996: New Jersey Nets
  • 1996–1997: Limoges
  • Third-team All-American – NABC (1984), First-team All-SEC (1984), First-team Parade All-American (1980)
  • Points: 10,125 (11.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,012 (3.4 rpg)
  • Assists: 4,293 (4.8 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing United States, Olympic Games, : 1984 Los Angeles: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing United States
  • Olympic Games
  • : 1984 Los Angeles: Team competition

Vern Fleming was a talented point guard who played in the NBA for over 20 years. He was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 1984 and spent most of his career with them.

In 1995, he joined the New Jersey Nets but only stayed there for one season before moving on to France. After a short stint back in America with the Limoges team, he retired from professional basketball at the age of 34.

Vern Fleming is now considered one of the best point guards to ever play in the NBA and has been awarded several honors throughout his career, including an induction into both. 

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Vern Fleming was an All-American college player and played in the NBA for six seasons.

He was a member of Team USA that won the 1984 Olympic gold medal. Fleming also represented his country at 1980, 1982, and 1986 World Championships, winning a bronze medal in 1986. 

Vern is now a basketball coach at Southern Utah University where he has led them to two NCAA Division I tournament appearances (2007–2008; 2009–2010). Fleming has also been an assistant coach with several professional teams including.

Golden State Warriors (1995), Portland Trail Blazers (1997), Milwaukee Bucks (1998), Orlando Magic (2006), Los Angeles Clippers (2009) and Dallas Mavericks (2011).

In 2017, he became head coach of Southern Utah's women's basketball team after spending four years as associate head coach there.

3. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Shooting guard

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Career

  • High school: Greenville (Greenville, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (2011–2013)
  • NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2017: Detroit Pistons
  • 2017–2021: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2021–2022: Washington Wizards
  • 2022–present: Denver Nuggets
  • NBA champion (2020), SEC Player of the Year (2013), First-team All-SEC (2013), SEC All-Freshman Team (2012), McDonald's All-American (2011)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is a 29-year-old shooting guard for the Denver Nuggets. He was drafted 8th overall by the Detroit Pistons in 2013 and has since played for them, the Memphis Grizzlies, and now the Washington Wizards.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is known for his high scoring ability from behind the arc and has averaged 19.5 points per game across all of his NBA career so far. 

In addition to being a great shooter, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also possesses excellent ball handling skills which allows him to create shots off of turnovers or in transition setting up teammates.

His hard work on both ends of the court has helped him cement himself as one of the most consistent players in league history and he will continue to be an important part of any team that he plays for next season.

4. Charles Claxton

Charles Claxton Career

  • High school: Miami Carol City, (Miami, Florida)
  • College: Georgia (1991–1995)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 1995–2000
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 51
  • 1995: Boston Celtics
  • 1996: Criollos de Caguas
  • 1996–1997: Anwil Włocławek
  • 1997–1998: Atletas Kaunas
  • 1999–2000: Brighton Bears

Charles Claxton was born in Miami, Florida on December 13th, 1970. He attended high school at Miami Carol City and played college basketball for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1991-1995.

After failing to make an impact in the NBA, Charles Claxton played professionally overseas for a number of years before retiring in 2007. 

In his career, Charles Claxton averaged 7 points per game and 5 rebounds over 906 minutes in 21 games with three different teams (Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, and Detroit Pistons).

Now 52 years old, Charles lives quietly back home on Saint Thomas Island with his wife and two children. Charles Claxton was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1995 NBA Draft. 

He played for four different teams over his playing career, including Boston Celtics, Criollos de Caguas, Atletas Kaunas and Brighton Bears. Charles Claxton averaged 3 points and 2 rebounds per game during his time in the NBA.

After playing professionally for a decade, Charles Claxton retired from basketball in 2000.

5. Terrell Bell

Terrell Bell Career

  • High school: Cedar Shoals (Athens, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (1992–1996)
  • NBA draft 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
  • Selected by the Houston Rockets
  • Position: Power forward
  • 1996–1997: Oklahoma City Cavalry
  • 1997: Valencia Basket
  • 1997–1999: Rockford Lightning
  • 1999: Idaho Stampede
  • 2000–2001: Memphis Houn'Dawgs
  • 2003–2004: MKS Start Lublin
  • 2005: Obras Sanitarias

Terrell Bell was born on December 15, 1973 in Athens, Georgia. He played college basketball at the University of Georgia from 1992 to 1996. Bell was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1996 NBA Draft and spent 6 seasons with them before being traded to the Washington Wizards in 2004.

In 2007, he signed a contract with Salle de Basket Pau-Lacq-Orthez and retired from professional basketball later that year. Terrell currently coaches youth basketball for Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, GA where he also served as an assistant coach under his father during his time there coaching varsity ball (1998–2002).

Bell is married and has two children – sons Trey Jr., age 10 and Cade Jr., age 7 – who both play football for their school's team; they are coached by their dad as well.

6. Jarvis Hayes

Brooklyn Nets

Jarvis Hayes Career

  • High school: Frederick Douglass, (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • College: , Western Carolina (1999–2000), Georgia (2001–2003)
  • NBA draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
  • Selected by the Washington Wizards
  • Playing career: 2003–2015
  • Position: Small forward / Shooting guard
  • Number: 24, 9, 22
  • Coaching career: 2018–present
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2004), Romanian League champion (2015), Russian Cup winner (2012), SEC Rookie of the Year – Coaches (2002)

Jarvis Hayes was born on August 9, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia. After playing college basketball at Western Carolina and Georgia, Jarvis was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.

Jarvis has spent most of his career playing for the Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks but has also played for Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors during his 11-year professional career to date. 

In 2008, Jarvis was hired as an assistant coach with Georgia State Panthers where he currently remains in that role.

Jarvis Hayes is a retired professional basketball player who played for the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons. Jarvis Hayes was drafted by the Washington Wizards in 2003 and spent 7 seasons with them before joining the Detroit Pistons in 2007. 

He enjoyed considerable success with both teams, winning three championships (with Washington in 2005, 2006 and 2007; with Detroit in 2009, 2010 and 2013). 

After retiring from playing professionally at the end of 2015, he has served as an assistant coach for Morehouse College since 2018.

7. Hugh Durham


  • 1956–1959: Florida State
  • Position(s): Point guard / Shooting guard
  • 1959–1966: Florida State (asst.)
  • 1966–1978: Florida State
  • 1978–1995: Georgia
  • 1997–2005: Jacksonville

Durham was a two-time national champion and point guard on the Florida State Seminoles teams of the 1960s. He coached at Georgia from 1997 to 2005, before joining Jacksonville as head coach in 2006.

Durham has led his teams to six postseason appearances, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament (2002, 2004, 2007). Durham is a member of both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and National Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

Hugh Durham was a legendary head coach at Florida State University who led the Seminoles to three NCAA Championships, as well as two ACC regular season titles and one tournament title. He also had success coaching in the SEC, with stints at Georgia and Kentucky.

After his retirement from coaching, he served as an assistant athletic director at several schools before passing away in 2016.

8. Trey Thompkins

Real Madrid Baloncesto

Trey Thompkins Career

  • High school: Wesleyan School, (Peachtree Corners, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (2008–2011)
  • NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Playing career: 2011–present
  • 2011–2013: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2014–2015: Nizhny Novgorod
  • 2015–2022: Real Madrid
  • 2022–present: Zenit Saint Petersburg
  • EuroLeague champion (2018), 4× Liga ACB champion (2016, 2018, 2019, 2022), 3× Spanish Cup (2016, 2017, 2020), 2× Spanish Super Cup (2019, 2020), FIBA Intercontinental Cup champion (2015), First-team All-SEC (2010), Third-team Parade All-American (2008)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, Under-19 World Championship, : 2009 New Zealand: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • Under-19 World Championship
  • : 2009 New Zealand: Team

Trey Thompkins is a American power forward who plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Russian VTB United League. He was drafted 37th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011 and has since played for them, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies.

Trey is known for his strong rebounding and shot-blocking abilities which have helped him to amass over 1,000 career points and 500 rebounds. 

Trey married his long term girlfriend Shekinah Beasley in October 2016 after they had been dating for two years prior. Trey Thompkins played for the Clippers from 2011-2013 before moving to Russia and then Spain.

Trey has had success in international competition, winning multiple EuroLeague championships and Spanish Cups with Real Madrid. 

He also won a FIBA Intercontinental Cup title with Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2015. Trey is now playing for Russian powerhouse Zenit Saint Petersburg and remains one of the top point guards in Europe.

9. Litterial Green

Litterial Green Career

  • High school: Moss Point (Moss Point, Mississippi)
  • College: Georgia (1988–1992)
  • NBA draft 1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
  • Selected by the Chicago Bulls
  • Playing career: 1992–2002
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 11, 9, 12
  • 1992–1994: Orlando Magic
  • 1994–1996: Quad City Thunder
  • 1996–1997: Detroit Pistons
  • 1997–1998: Quad City Thunder
  • 1998: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1998–1999: Quad City Thunder
  • 1999: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 1999–2000: Marinos de Oriente
  • 2000: Polluelos de Aibonito
  • 2001: Egepen Altay
  • 2001: Unia Tarnów
  • 2001–2002: Zlatorog Laško
  • Third-team Parade All-American (1988)

Litterial Green was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi on March 7, 1970. He played college basketball for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1988 to 1992. 

After going undrafted out of college, Litterial Green was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 1992 NBA draft and went on to play with them for six seasons until 2002.

In his 6-year career with Chicago, he averaged 10 points per game and 3 assists per game while shooting 43% from three-point range. Litterial Green later moved onto various other professional teams including stints with the Dallas Mavericks (2002–2003) and Memphis Grizzlies (2004–2005). 

At age 42 he retired from playing professional basketball after appearing in only 9 games during the 2005 season with Memphis due to a knee injury sustained earlier that year while playing for Fort Wayne Mad Ants in Australia where he led his team to victory against Melbourne United in an exhibition match.

10. Travis Leslie

Los Angeles Clippers

Travis Leslie Career

  • High school: Columbia (Decatur, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (2008–2011)
  • NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Playing career: 2011–present
  • 2011–2012: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2012: →Bakersfield Jam
  • 2012–2013: Santa Cruz Warriors
  • 2013–2014: ASVEL Basket
  • 2014: BC Šiauliai
  • 2014–2015: Lietuvos rytas
  • 2015–2016: Medi Bayreuth
  • 2016–2017: Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  • 2017: Sydney Kings
  • 2017–2018: Levallois Metropolitans
  • 2018–2019: Boulazac Basket Dordogne
  • 2019–2020: Élan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez
  • 2020–2021: Champagne Châlons-Reims
  • 2021: Leones de Ponce
  • 2021–2022: Coosur Real Betis
  • 2022–present: Legia Warsaw
  • All-NBA D-League Second Team (2013), NBA Development League All-Star (2013), NBA Development League All-Star Game MVP (2013), BBL MVP (2014), BBL Finals MVP (2014), 2× LKL All-Star (2014, 2015), 2× LKL Slam Dunk Contest Champion (2014, 2015), Lithuanian League leading scorer (2014), LKL All-Star Game MVP (2015), Second-team All-SEC (2011)

Travis Leslie is a point guard and shooting guard who was drafted 47th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2011 NBA draft. 

Leslie played college basketball for Georgia from 2008 to 2011, averaging 14.4 points, 4.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game while winning two conference titles with the Bulldogs.

After spending three years with the Clippers, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in February of 2017 in exchange for cash considerations; however, he only played one game for Atlanta before being waived on March 1st due to injury concerns.

As of present day, Travis Leslie is currently a free agent player looking for his next opportunity on an NBA roster Travis Leslie is a 6-foot-9 power forward who played collegiately at Santa Cruz.

After playing overseas for two years, he signed with the Bakersfield Jam in the NBA Development League in 2014 and helped them to win their first championship that year.

He then transferred to ASVEL Basket in France, where he won another title before coming back to the United States and signing with the Warriors late last season. 

The 27-year-old is expected to make an impact this upcoming season for Legia Warsaw in Poland's top division as they look to defend their EuroLeague crown from last year.

11. Yante Maten

Miami Heat

Yante Maten Career

  • High school: , Lahser (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), Bloomfield Hills, (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
  • College: Georgia (2014–2018)
  • NBA draft: 2018 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2019: Miami Heat
  • 2018–2019: →Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2019–2020: Maine Red Claws
  • 2020–2021: Wonju DB Promy
  • 2021–2022: Hapoel Tel Aviv
  • 2022–present: San-en NeoPhoenix
  • SEC Player of the Year – AP (2018), 2× First-team All-SEC (2017, 2018), Second-team All-SEC (2016)

Yante Maten is an American power forward playing in the B.League for San-en NeoPhoenix. At 6'8" and 240 pounds, he is a force to be reckoned with on the court.

After high school, Maten played two seasons at Lahser (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) before transferring to Bloomfield Hills where he now stars for the Bulldogs. 

Yante has had success in his career so far, winning championships with both of his previous clubs - including a championship with San-en this season - proving that he is one of the best players in Asia right now.

Yante Maten played college basketball for Georgia before being drafted by the Miami Heat in the 2018 NBA Draft. He has since been playing with various teams around the world, most recently in South Korea with the San-en NeoPhoenix. 

Yante is considered to be a dynamic scorer and rebounder who can also play defense at a high level.

12. Alec Kessler

Alec Kessler Career

  • High school: Roswell (Roswell, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (1986–1990)
  • NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
  • Selected by the Houston Rockets
  • Playing career: 1990–1994
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 33
  • 1990–1994: Miami Heat
  • 1994: Olimpia Stefanel Milano
  • Second-team All-American – UPI (1990), SEC Athlete of the Year (1990)
  • Points: 1,084 (5.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 751 (3.6 rpg)

Alec Kessler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 13th 1967. He attended high school at Roswell (Roswell, Georgia) and played college basketball for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1986 to 1990.

Alec was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 12th overall pick in the 1990 NBA draft and he spent four seasons with them before being traded to the Orlando Magic in 1995. 

After two years with Orlando, Alec was signed by the Philadelphia 76ers but he only played one game for them before retiring due to injury aged just 24 years old.

Alec later moved back to his home state of Minnesota where he worked as a sports broadcaster until his death from cancer aged 40 in 2007 Alec Kessler was a power forward and center for the Miami Heat from 1990-1994. 

He won Second-team All-American honors from UPI in 1990, and SEC Athlete of the Year accolades from the school that same year.

Alec played in Italy for Olimpia Stefanel Milano during 1994-1995 before returning to play for Miami again in 1995-1996 where he averaged 11 points per game over his two seasons with them. 

After playing one more season with Miami (1996/97), Alec retired at 33 years old having averaged 10 points per game throughout his NBA career while being selected to 2nd team All-NBA twice (1991, 1992).

13. Shandon Anderson

Shandon Anderson Career

  • High school: Alonzo A. Crim (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (1992–1996)
  • NBA draft 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
  • Selected by the Utah Jazz
  • Playing career: 1996–2006
  • Position: Small forward / Shooting guard
  • Number: 40, 49
  • 1996–1999: Utah Jazz
  • 1999–2001: Houston Rockets
  • 2001–2004: New York Knicks
  • 2004–2006: Miami Heat
  • NBA champion (2006)
  • Points: 5,327 (7.4 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,252 (3.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,007 (1.4 apg)

Anderson was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He played college basketball at the Georgia Institute of Technology before being drafted by the Utah Jazz in 1996.

Anderson spent six seasons with the Jazz, amassing averages of 10 points and 4 rebounds per game during his career. In 2006, Anderson signed with the Memphis Grizzlies as a free agent and retired from professional basketball shortly after that season ended.

Shandon currently works as an assistant coach for his alma mater, Georgia Tech University's men's team. Anderson is 1/8th African American; he has stated publicly that he does not feel "black enough" to be considered black (he describes himself instead as mixed-race).

Shandon Anderson was a key part of the 2006 Miami Heat Championship team. Anderson is a tenacious rebounder and passer who has put in many hard minutes over his career. 

He is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will likely have to settle for a lower pay day than he would like due to the salary cap restrictions currently in place.

Shandon Anderson is one of the most experienced players on the market, having played in over 1,000 regular season games throughout his professional career. He remains relatively young at 31 years old, so there's still plenty of basketball left in him.

14. Jumaine Jones

Jumaine Jones Career

  • High school: Mitchell-Baker (Camilla, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (1997–1999)
  • NBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 1999–2016
  • Position: Power forward / Small forward
  • Number: 33, 20
  • 1999–2001: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2001–2003: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2003–2004: Boston Celtics
  • 2004–2005: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2005–2006: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2006–2007: Phoenix Suns
  • 2007–2008: Basket Napoli
  • 2008: Sagesse Club Beirut
  • 2008–2009: PBC Ural Great Perm
  • 2009: Mets de Guaynabo
  • 2009–2011: Juvecaserta Basket
  • 2011–2012: Victoria Libertas Pesaro
  • 2012–2013: Bnei Herzliya
  • 2013: Mets de Guaynabo
  • 2013–2014: Levski Sofia
  • 2014–2015: Titánicos de León
  • 2015–2016: Fuerza Guinda de Nogales
  • First-team All-SEC (1999), Third-team All-SEC (1998), SEC Co-Freshman of the Year (1998), Second-team Parade All-American (1997)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, Goodwill Games, : 1998 New York: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Goodwill Games
  • : 1998 New York: Team competition

Jumaine Jones was born on February 10, 1979 in Cocoa, Florida. After playing high school basketball at Mitchell-Baker in Camilla, Georgia, Jones attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he played for three years.

In 1999, Jumaine Jones was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 27th overall pick and spent his entire career with them until 2016 when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Jumaine Jones is best known for being a power forward or small forward and has averaged 14 points and six rebounds per game throughout his career.

He has also won two NBA championships with Atlanta (2004 & 2018). Outside of basketball, JumaineJones is an entrepreneur and owns several businesses including a sneaker line called "Kith". 

On May 8th 2019 it was announced that JumaineJones had retired from professional basketball after 16 seasons due to injuries sustained during playoffs with LA Lakers.

15. J.J. Frazier

JDA Dijon Basket

J.J. Frazier Career

  • High school: Faith Baptist Christian Academy, (Ludowici, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (2013–2017)
  • NBA draft: 2017 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2018: JDA Dijon
  • 2018: Memphis Hustle
  • 2018: Treviglio
  • 2018: NPC Rieti
  • 2019–2020: Scafati
  • 2020–2021: Treviglio
  • 2021–2022: Samsunspor
  • 2022–present: Skyliners Frankfurt
  • First-team All-SEC (2017), Second-team All-SEC – Coaches (2016)

J. J. Frazier was born on September 19, 1995 in Savannah, GA and attended Faith Baptist Christian Academy before attending Georgia for college where he played point guard for the Bulldogs from 2013-2017.

Frazier is a versatile player who has played both shooting guard and point guard during his career and showed promise as a freshman when he averaged 11 points per game while leading the team to an upset victory over Kentucky in the SEC Tournament semifinals.

After graduating from Georgia with a degree in sport management, Frazier signed with Skyliners Frankfurt of Germany's Basketball Bundesliga prior to the start of the 2019-20 season and has since converted into one half of one of Europe's most promising backcourts alongside Spanish international Andres Nocioni.

With averages of 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists per game through 10 contests this season (including EuroCup play).

Frazier is proving that his skills are still intact after spending four years playing at such a high level in NCAA competition – something that NBA teams will be eager to find out more about come draft time next year.

16. Rashad Wright

Rashad Wright Career

  • High school: Statesboro (Statesboro, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (2000–2004)
  • NBA draft 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 2004–2014
  • Position: Point guard
  • 2004–2005: Panionios
  • 2005–2006: Hemofarm
  • 2006–2007: Oostende
  • 2007–2008: Efes Pilsen
  • 2008–2010: Alba Berlin
  • 2011: PAOK
  • 2012: Chorale Roanne
  • 2013–2014: Keravnos
  • Belgian League champion (2007), German Cup winner (2009)

Rashad Wright was born on March 17, 1982 in Statesboro, Georgia. He played college basketball for the Georgia Bulldogs from 2000 to 2004 and then joined the NBA as a second round pick by the Indiana Pacers in 2004.

Wright enjoyed a successful career with the Pacers before moving onto other teams including Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat. In 2014 he retired from professional basketball after playing 14 seasons of league play.

Rashad Wright is now an assistant coach for his alma mater Georgia Bulldogs and has also been involved in coaching youth basketball leagues around Atlanta since retiring from professional play. Rashad Wright is a 6-foot-6, 220 pound forward who has played in the NBA for six seasons.

Wright was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 41st pick of the 2004 draft. He spent time with several other teams before landing in San Antonio.

Where he scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds as a substitute against Dallas on January 18th, 2014 In 2013, Rashad signed with Keravnos BC of Greece's top division but left after one season to return to North America and play for Portland Trail Blazers.

17. Jacky Dorsey

Jacky Dorsey Career

  • High school: Archer (Lawrenceville, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (1974–1976)
  • NBA draft 1976 / Round: 2 / Pick: 26th overall
  • Selected by the New Orleans Jazz
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 30, 44, 34
  • 1977: Denver Nuggets
  • 1978: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1978–1979: Houston Rockets
  • 1981: Seattle SuperSonics
  • Second-team Parade All-American (1974)

Jacky Dorsey was a 6'7" tall American basketball player who played for the New Orleans Jazz. He attended high school at Archer in Lawrenceville, Georgia and then went on to play college ball for the Georgia Bulldogs.

After graduating from college, he was drafted by the New Orleans Jazz in 1976 and spent 11 seasons with them before moving onto other teams later on in his career. 

In 2001, he retired from playing professional basketball after a stint with the Houston Rockets during which time he won two titles - one as part of the Los Angeles Lakers team and another as part of Houston's back-to-back championship squad in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

Jacky Dorsey died aged 68 years old after battling leukemia for many years; he is survived by his wife Yvette Cooper (former British MP) and their three children together - Jack Jr., Daisy Mae, and Quincy Johnathon.

18. Herb White

Herb White Career

  • High school: Decatur (Decatur, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (1967–1970)
  • NBA draft 1970 / Round: 8 / Pick: 133rd overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 1970–1971
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 34
  • 1970–1971: Atlanta Hawks

Herb White was born on June 15, 1948 in Valdosta, Georgia. He attended high school in Decatur and played football for the Decatur Tigers. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Georgia where he studied business administration.

Herb's playing career began in 1967 with the Decatur Tigers of the American Football League (AFL). He moved to the National Football League (NFL) after being drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1969 but never played a game for them due to injury.

In 1970, Herb signed with the Atlanta Falcons and played there until retiring following the 1985 season.

Following his retirement as a player, Herb worked as an executive with several companies before embarking on his own business ventures which include owning a restaurant chain and developing real estate properties.

In 2003, Herb was inducted into both The College Football Hall of Fame and The Pro Football Hall of Fame alongside other notable NFL players such as Jerry Rice and Barry Sanders.

19. Sundiata Gaines

Indiana Pacers

Sundiata Gaines Career

  • High school: Archbishop Molloy, (Queens, New York)
  • College: Georgia (2004–2008)
  • NBA draft: 2008 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2008–2017; 2021–present
  • 2008–2009: NGC Cantù
  • 2009–2010: Idaho Stampede
  • 2010: Utah Jazz
  • 2010–2011: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2011: Toronto Raptors
  • 2011–2012: New Jersey Nets
  • 2011: Armia
  • 2012–2013: Fujian Sturgeons
  • 2013–2014: Beşiktaş
  • 2014: Reno Bighorns
  • 2014: Guaiqueríes de Margarita
  • 2014–2015: Sidigas Avellino
  • 2015: Reno Bighorns
  • 2016: Ironi Nes Ziona
  • 2016–2017: Salt Lake City Stars
  • 2021: Peñarol
  • Israeli League All-Star (2016), NBA D-League All-Star (2010), 2× Second-team All-SEC (2007, 2008), SEC All-Defensive Team (2008)

Gaines was a free agent in the NBA after playing for several teams over the course of eight seasons. He played point guard and averaged 7 points, 1 assists and 2 rebounds per game during his career.

Gaines won an NBA championship with the Washington Wizards in 2013 and is currently a member of their front office. Sundiata Gaines is a 6'7" forward/center who played college basketball at Kansas. After spending two seasons with the Jazz, he was traded to the Timberwolves in 2011.

He then spent three years with the Raptors before being signed by the Nets in 2012. In 2014, he moved to Turkey and helped lead Beşiktaş to their first ever championship title that season. 

He then returned to North America and joined the Bighorns of Reno for one year before moving on again, this time joining Ironi Nes Ziona of Israel's top division, Liga Leumit Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

Sundiata has also been a part of multiple United States national team squads over his career, most recently playing at the 2017 World Cup Qualifiers where they made it all the way to Lithuania but ultimately fell short against Croatia (100-92). 

At just 27 years old, Gaines still has plenty of basketball left in him and looks poised for even bigger things as he continues his journey through professional basketball.

20. Tim Bassett

Tim Bassett Career

  • High school: McKinley (Washington, D.C.)
  • College: , College of Southern Idaho (1969–1971), Georgia (1971–1973)
  • NBA draft 1973 / Round: 7 / Pick: 106th overall
  • Selected by the Buffalo Braves
  • Playing career: 1973–1982
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 25, 21
  • 1973–1975: San Diego Conquistadors
  • 1975–1979: New York/New Jersey Nets
  • 1980: San Antonio Spurs
  • 1980–1982: Turisanda / Cagiva Varese
  • ABA champion (1976)
  • Points: 2,933 (6.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,148 (6.7 rpg)
  • Assists: 576 (1.2 apg)

Tim Bassett was born in Washington D.C., on April 1, 1951. He attended high school at McKinley in Washington D.C., before going onto college at Georgia.

Bassett played professional basketball for the Buffalo Braves from 1973-1982, and then later returned to play with the Atlanta Hawks until 1986. 

Tim Bassett retired from playing in 1987, but continued to work as a coach and scout for various teams until his death in 2018 aged 67 years old Tim Bassett is one of the most decorated players in ABA and NBA history.

He won a championship with the San Diego Conquistadors in 1976 and was an All-Star for six seasons. Bassett also had a successful career overseas, playing for Turisanda/Cagiva Varese and the Spurs before returning to North America as a member of the Nets. 

His numbers reflect his status as one of the league's top power forwards: he averaged 6.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game during his career.

Bassett retired from professional basketball following the 1997 season, but has continued to work in basketball administration off court since then.

21. Willie Anderson

San Antonio Spurs

Willie Anderson Career

  • High school: East Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (1984–1988)
  • NBA draft 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
  • Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
  • Playing career: 1988–1999
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 40, 35
  • 1988–1995: San Antonio Spurs
  • 1995–1996: Toronto Raptors
  • 1996: New York Knicks
  • 1996: Olympiacos
  • 1997: Miami Heat
  • 1997–1998: AEK Athens
  • 1998–1999: Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1989)
  • Points: 6,771 (12.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,082 (3.8 rpg)
  • Assists: 2,105 (3.8 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, Pan American Games, : 1987 Indianapolis: Team competition, Olympic Games, : 1988 Seoul: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Pan American Games
  • : 1987 Indianapolis: Team competition
  • Olympic Games
  • : 1988 Seoul: Team competition

Willie Anderson was born in 1966 and played for the San Antonio Spurs from 1988 to 1999. He averaged 14 points per game during his NBA career, and is best known for scoring a record-tying 55 points against the Houston Rockets in 1993.

After retiring from playing professionally, Anderson became an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies before being fired in January of 2017. In 2018, he joined ESPN as an analyst for their coverage of the NBA playoffs Willie Anderson was born on May 25, 1965 in Philadelphia.

He attended the University of Miami and played for the Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team from 1984 to 1987. Willie Anderson was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the third round (64th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft. 

Willie Anderson played for various teams during his career including the Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat before retiring in 2000 after playing with Greek club AEK Athens in 1999-2000 season.

Willie Anderson won two championships as a player with both Milwaukee Bucks (1988) and Chicago Bulls (1991). In 2001 he became head coach of Marist College where he remained until 2013 when he moved back to Florida to become assistant coach at UMiami under Erik Spoelstra.

22. Damien Wilkins

Seattle Supersonics

Damien Wilkins Career

  • High school: Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Florida)
  • College: , NC State (1999–2001), Georgia (2002–2004)
  • NBA draft: 2004 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2004–2018
  • Position: Small forward / Shooting guard
  • Number: 12, 21, 3, 9, 8
  • 2004–2009: Seattle SuperSonics / Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2009–2010: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2011: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2011–2012: Detroit Pistons
  • 2012–2013: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2013–2014: Beijing Ducks
  • 2014: Indios de Mayagüez
  • 2014–2015: Iowa Energy
  • 2015: Indios de Mayagüez
  • 2015–2016: Guaros de Lara
  • 2016–2017: Greensboro Swarm
  • 2017: Brujos de Guayama
  • 2017–2018: Indiana Pacers
  • 2018: Greensboro Swarm
  • FIBA Americas League Grand Final MVP (2016), All-NBA D-League Third Team (2015), NBA D-League All-Star (2015), BSN Scoring Champion (2017), McDonald's All-American (1999), Second-team Parade All-American (1999)
  • Medals, , Representing the  United States, Pan American Games, : 2015 Toronto: National team
  • Representing the  United States
  • Pan American Games
  • : 2015 Toronto: National team

Damien Wilkins was born on January 11, 1980 in Washington, North Carolina. He played college basketball at NC State before being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2004 NBA draft.

Damien Wilkins spent ten seasons with the Sixers before signing with the Atlanta Hawks in 2018. He has also played for the Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks during his career. Damien Wilkins is a two-time All-Star and won an Olympic gold medal with Team USA in 2012.

Damien Wilkins was a standout player in the NBA D-League for years before getting his shot with the Pacers. Damien is known as a very versatile defender who can guard multiple positions and do it effectively. He has also been successful shooting from outside, which makes him an asset on offense too.

Damien's biggest strength may be his leadership skills - he is able to get teammates motivated and carry them through tough times. While he still has some work to do offensively, Damien is one of the most promising young players in the league today.

23. Terry Fair


  • High school: Southwest Macon (Macon, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (1979–1983)
  • NBA draft 1983 / Round: 4 / Pick: 72nd overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 1983–1996
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • 1985–1988: Elitzur Netanya
  • 1989–1990: Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin
  • 1990–1991: Hapoel Holon
  • 1991–1992: A.S. Ramat Hasharon
  • 1992–1993: Hapoel Tel Aviv
  • 1993–1995: Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • 1995–1996: Maccabi Jerusalem
  • 2× Israeli League champion (1994, 1995), 2× Israeli State Cup winner (1993, 1994), Third-team All-SEC (1983), Third-team Parade All-American (1979)

Terry Fair was born in Macon, Georgia on June 25, 1960. He attended Southwest Macon High School and played college basketball for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1979-1983.

In 1983, Terry was drafted by the Indiana Pacers with their fourth round pick (72nd overall). His playing career spanned from 1983 to 1996.

Where he mostly spent his time as a power forward or center for the Pacers and also played for the Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets during parts of his career.

Terry retired from professional basketball in 1999 after spending two years with Hapoel Jerusalem of Israel's top league Liga Leumit. 

After retiring from basketball, Terry became an NBA analyst for ESPN until his death on January 30th 2020 at age 59 due to a heart attack. Terry Fair is a former player and head coach of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team.

Terry has also worked as an assistant coach with several other Israeli teams, including Maccabi Jerusalem and A.S. Ramat Hasharon. He led Maccabi to back-to-back Israeli League championships in 1994 and 1995, before leaving for the United States to pursue a coaching career there later on. 

In 1998, he was appointed head coach of his alma mater – UMass Lowell – where he remained until 2003 when he left for another American college - this time South Carolina - where he coached until 2007.

After spending 2008 out of coaching altogether due to health reasons, Fair returned to Israel in 2009 and took over as head coach of Hapoel Jerusalem. 

At the end of his second season at the helm (2011–12), Fair announced that he would be retiring from professional basketball after 14 years as a player or coach.

24. Gerald Robinson

Gerald Robinson Career

  • High school: Martin Luther King, (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • College: , Tennessee State (2007−2009), Georgia (2010−2012)
  • NBA draft: 2012 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2012–present
  • 2012–2013: Leuven Bears
  • 2013–2014: Gilboa Galil
  • 2014–2015: VEF Rīga
  • 2015–2016: Nanterre
  • 2016–2017: Petrochimi Bandar Imam
  • 2017: Alba Berlin
  • 2017–2019: AS Monaco
  • 2019–2020: Promitheas Patras
  • 2020: Frutti Extra Bursaspor
  • 2020: Virtus Roma
  • 2020-2021: V.L. Pesaro
  • 2021: JDA Dijon
  • 2021: Niners Chemnitz
  • 2021–present: Dinamo Sassari
  • French League Cup winner (2018), Latvian League champion (2015), Italian League steals leader (2022)

Gerald Robinson was a standout high school player in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Tennessee State before transferring to Georgia and playing for the Bulldogs from 2010-2012.

Robinson was not drafted in the 2012 NBA draft but played for various Italian teams over the next few years before signing with Promitheas Patras of the Greek Basket League in November 2019.

Robinson is a versatile guard who can play shooting guard or point guard positions and is known as an excellent passer on both sides of the court. In his first season with Prometheas Patras.

He helped lead his team to second place in Greece's top division and has continued this strong performance during their playoff run so far this season (2019–20).

Gerald Robinson is one of America's most promising up-and-coming basketball players and looks set to make waves on European soil soon enough.

25. Joe Ward

Joe Ward Career

  • High school: Griffin (Griffin, Georgia)
  • College: , Clemson (1981–1982), Georgia (1983–1986)
  • NBA draft 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Position: Small forward
  • All-CBA Second Team (1991), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1981)

Joe Ward was a small forward who played in the NBA for 14 seasons, most notably with the Phoenix Suns. He averaged over 17 points per game during his career and helped lead the Suns to two appearances in the NBA Finals (1986 and 1998).

Ward is perhaps best-known for scoring 47 points against Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls on December 12, 1986 - one of the highest individual totals ever recorded in an NBA game. After retiring from playing basketball, Ward became a color commentator for Fox Sports Arizona broadcasts of Suns games.

Joe Ward was a player for the Tulsa Fast Breakers and Rapid City Thrillers in the early 1990s. Ward played college ball at Mesa Community College before becoming an assistant coach with the UP Fighting Maroons. 

Ward has amassed coaching experience at various levels, most recently leading Adamson Soaring Falcons to back-to-back CBL titles in 2019 and 2020.

26. Cedric Henderson

Cedric Henderson Career

  • High school: Marietta (Marietta, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (1984–1985)
  • NBA draft 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 1985–1995
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 24, 31
  • 1985–1986: Simac Olímpia Milano
  • 1986: Atlanta Hawks
  • 1986: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1986–1987: Albany Patroons
  • 1987–1988: Olympique Antibes
  • 1988: Jacksonville Hooters
  • 1990–1993: Roanne
  • 1993–1995: Quad City Thunder

Cedric Henderson was a prolific scorer in the NBA for most of his career, averaging over 20 points per game during four different seasons. Henderson spent time with six different teams throughout his 17-year playing career, but is best remembered by basketball fans for his time with the Atlanta Hawks.

He retired from professional play following the 1995–96 season and currently serves as an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies. 

Cedric Henderson was born on October 3, 1965 in Marietta, Georgia and attended high school there before going on to attend college at Georgia where he played alongside current Chicago Bulls forward Derrick Rose.

After spending two years playing overseas (with Vitoria Gasteiz of Liga ACB and Olympiacos Piraeus of Greek Basket League).

Henderson signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks in 1985 and went on to have one of the most successful careers in NBA history - scoring over 20 points per game in four separate seasons. 

Following his retirement from professional play, Cedric Henderson accepted an assistant coaching position with Memphis Grizzlies prior to joining their staff full-time starting as head coach for their D-League affiliate Colorado 14ers earlier this year.

27. Rayshaun Hammonds

Rayshaun Hammonds Career

  • High school: Norcross, (Norcross, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (2017–2020)
  • NBA draft: 2020 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021: Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  • 2021–2022: VEF Rīga
  • 2022–present: BG Göttingen
  • Latvian-Estonian Basketball League Champion (2022), Latvian Cup (2022), LBL champion (2022)

Rayshaun Hammonds is a 24-year old power forward/center from Augusta, Georgia who currently plays for BG Göttingen in the Basketball Bundesliga. 

He was born on November 10th, 1998 and spent his early years playing basketball at Norcross High School before transferring to Duke University where he played one season of college ball.

After graduating from Duke with a degree in business management, Rayshaun joined the BG Göttingen team for the 2018–19 season. In 31 games this season he has averaged 8 points and 7 rebounds per game while shooting 48% from the floor and 33% from 3-point range. 

As an American player, Rayshaun brings both athleticism and energy to every game he plays which has helped him become one of the most well-known players in Germany today.

Hammonds was a four-year starter for Georgia and led the team in scoring as a senior, averaging 20 points per game. Hammonds was undrafted out of college but signed with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. 

He has since played for VEF Rīga and BG Göttingen in Germany. Hammonds is most known for his play on defense, where he is regarded as one of the best-shot blockers in Europe. In 2020, Hammonds will be eligible to be drafted by an NBA team and could have a long career playing at the highest level possible.

28. Terrance Woodbury

Terrance Woodbury Career

  • High school: , Granby (Norfolk, Virginia), Coastal Christian Academy, (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
  • College: Georgia (2005–2009)
  • NBA draft: 2009 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2011: LF Basket
  • 2011–2012: Austin Toros
  • 2012–2013: Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa
  • 2013: Leones de Santo Domingo
  • 2013–2014: Austin Toros
  • 2014–2015: Shiga Lakestars
  • 2015–2016: Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix
  • 2017: Bambitious Nara
  • 2017–2018: Kumamoto Volters
  • 2018: Titanes Licey
  • 2018-2022: Kagawa Five Arrows
  • 2022-present: Kumamoto Volters
  • NBA D-League champion (2012), bj League All-star MVP (2015), bj League 6th Man (2012-13), B2 League MVP (2021-2022)

Terrance Woodbury is an American shooting guard and small forward who currently plays for the Kumamoto Volters of the B.League in Japan. Terrance Woodbury was born on June 16, 1987 in Norfolk, Virginia.

As a collegian at Georgia, Terrance Woodbury averaged 10 points per game and 4 rebounds over his three-year career with the Bulldogs. After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, Terrance signed with JBL Kyushu of the Japanese Basketball League (JBL).

In 2010, he joined Fuenlabrada of Spain's Liga ACB but only played two games before returning to Japan to play for Kumamoto Volters where he has remained since then averaging 12 points per game and 6 rebounds over 59 total contests in both league seasons thus far as a professional player.

Woodbury is a 6'9" forward who played collegiately at the University of North Carolina. He was drafted in the second round by the Austin Toros in 2011 and has since played for several teams throughout the NBA Development League (D-League). 

Woodbury averaged 16 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assists per game during his three seasons with Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa before joining Leones de Santo Domingo last year where he averaged 21 points and 9 rebounds per game.

Woodbury will be playing with Kumamoto Volters next season after signing a two-year contract extension earlier this month. 

The 22-year old forward is looking to improve on his averages from last season which saw him finish as runner up in MVP voting behind Kogure Shimizu of Kagawa Five Arrows.

29. Kario Oquendo

Georgia Bulldogs men's basketball

Kario Oquendo Career

  • High school: Astronaut, (Titusville, Florida)
  • College: , Florida SouthWestern (2021), Georgia (2021–present)
  • First-team All-Southern (2021)

Kario Oquendo is a shooting guard for the Georgia Bulldogs. He was born on January 28, 2000 in Titusville, Florida. At 6'4" and 215 pounds, he is tall and lanky for a shooting guard.

Oquendo has been playing basketball since he was young, and played collegiately at Davidson College before transferring to the University of Georgia in 2018-19 season where he averaged 14 points per game as a sophomore while also leading the team in assists.

In March 2019, it was announced that Kario had signed his first professional contract with French club Limoges CSP averaging 17 minutes per game over two months later during May 2019 playoffs against Strasbourg IG Basket averaging 13 minutes per game including 10 points.

 rebounds 2 assists 1 steal during three games total scoring 23 points 14 boards 4 assist 1 block making him second youngest player ever to score 20+ points/game at age 18 years 322 days behind legendary LeBron James.

Who did so at age 18 years 357 days when he suited up for Miami Heat against Syracuse Nationals on November 15th 2007.

The Atlanta native will turn 22 years old just before the start of next season meaning there's still time for him to improve his skills overseas or come back home to play college ball with UGA again which would be huge exposure because currently no other SEC school besides Kentucky plays Division.

I men’s collegiate basketball outside of those teams conference affiliation which leaves plenty of room opportunity nationally televised games regional tournaments etc. 

Especially if UGA decides they want another shot at getting into NCAA Tournament let alone National Championship Game again like.

They have done every year from 1996-2018 inclusive even missing out only one year due to scandal under former head coach Mark Fox but failed to make post season tournament despite being ranked.

Overall preseason poll by AP Poll coaches following last seasons national championship run led by current NBA All Star Point Guard Trae Youngblood.

So yeah basically what i'm trying say is that Kario Oquendo has quite possibly bright future ahead of him whether its continuing playing professionally.

Overseas or returning home & achieving success academically either way you can bet your bottom dollar someone will be watching.

30. Nemanja Djurisic

Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski

Nemanja Djurisic Career

  • High school: South Kent School, (South Kent, Connecticut)
  • College: Georgia (2011–2015)
  • NBA draft: 2015 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2015–present
  • 2015–2017: Zielona Góra
  • 2017–2018: Bonn
  • 2018–2019: Oostende
  • 2019–2020: Beşiktaş
  • 2020–2022: Estudiantes
  • 2022–present: Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski
  • 2× Polish League champion (2016, 2017), Pro Basketball League champion (2019), 2× Polish Supercup winner (2017, 2022)

Nemanja Djurisic is a Montenegrin international forward who plays for Polish club Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski. He has played in the PLK, Serbian SuperLiga and Slovenian PrvaLiga.

Djurisic made his senior debut with Georgia in 2011 and went on to make over 100 appearances for the side before joining Premier League side Sunderland in 2015. 

He was voted PFA Fans' Player of the Year for 2016–17 after scoring 23 goals in all competitions for Sunderland that season as they were relegated from the top flight of English football.

In January 2019, he moved to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang on a six-month loan deal with an option to buy at the end of it Nemanja Djurisic is a Serbian professional basketball player who last played for Oostende in the Belgian League. 

He was undrafted out of college and spent his first few years playing in Europe before joining Bonn in 2017. In 2018, he moved to Beşiktaş where he won two Polish League championships and one Polish Supercup that year. 

He then transferred to Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski ahead of the 2019–2020 season and has continued his success there, winning another championship this past year.

31. Kenny Gaines

Georgia Bulldogs men's basketball

Kenny Gaines Career

  • High school: Whitefield Academy (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • College: Georgia (2012–2016)
  • NBA draft: 2016 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2016–present
  • 2016–2017: Antibes Sharks
  • 2017–2019: Juventus Utena
  • 2019–2020: Bertram Tortona
  • 2020: Latina Basket
  • LKL All-Star Day Slam Dunk Champion (2018), First-team Parade All-American (2012)

Kenny Gaines is a graduate assistant for the Georgia Bulldogs. He was born in 1994 and played high school football at Whitefield Academy in Atlanta, GA.

At 6' 3", he is one of the taller players on the team and has good size to be a defensive lineman or linebacker in college. He had a breakout season as a sophomore when he recorded 11 tackles and 2 sacks while helping lead his team to an 8-5 record.

In 2017, Gaines helped Antibes Sharks win Ligue 1 title with 7 goals, 5 assists and 4 clean sheets en route to being named Best Player of the Year in France's top division He will join Georgia full time beginning with the 2018 season.

Where he will work alongside head coach Kirby Smart on defense Kenny Gaines was a college basketball player at Georgia who went undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft but has since had an impressive playing career.

He started his professional career with Antibes Sharks before joining Juventus Utena and then later Latina Basket. He is best known for winning LKL All-Star Day Slam Dunk Champion in 2018, as well as being named First-team Parade.

All-American back in 2012. Kenny Gaines' achievements have seen him win several awards throughout his playing career, including Division I Player of the Year from CollegeInsider dot com back in 2013.

32. Jabri Abdur-Rahim

Jabri Abdur-Rahim Career

  • High school: , Seton Hall Prep, (West Orange, New Jersey), Blair Academy, (Blairstown, New Jersey)
  • College: , Virginia (2020–2021), Georgia (2021–present)
  • Jordan Brand Classic (2020)

Jabari Abdur-Rahim is an American small forward who played college basketball for the Georgia Bulldogs. Jabari was born on March 22, 2002 in Mountain View, California and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.

He attended North Springs High School where he averaged 27 points per game as a senior before being named to the All-USA First Team by MaxPreps and receiving offers from several Division I schools including Kentucky, Arizona State and UCLA.

He chose to play at Georgia instead of those other schools after meeting with head coach Rick Majerus and assistant coach Kenny Payne during a summer basketball camp in his home state of California. 

Abdur-Rahim has since developed into one of the best young players in NCAA history and was eventually drafted second overall by Milwaukee Bucks in 2017 NBA draft after averaging 21 points per game over three seasons with the Bulldogs.

33. Bob Lienhard

Bob Lienhard Career

  • High school: Rice (Manhattan, New York)
  • College: Georgia (1967–1970)
  • NBA draft 1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 61st overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 1970–1978
  • Position: Center
  • 1970–1978: Pallacanestro Cantu
  • Second-team Parade All-American (1966)

Bob Lienhard was an American carpenter who enjoyed working with wood. He was born in 1948 in New York City and died on September 22, 2018 at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer.

Bob had a passion for carpentry and built many items including furniture, cabinetry, and decks himself. He is best known for his work on the sets for the movie "The Godfather" which won him an Academy Award nomination in 1974.

In addition to his carpentry work, he also ran a contracting company that did work throughout both America and Italy over several decades. 

Bob's death marks the end of an era as he leaves behind a wife and three children who continue to operate his business legacy today Bob Lienhard was a highly decorated college basketball player and the fourth-overall pick in the 1970 NBA draft.

He played for the Phoenix Suns from 1970 to 1978, winning an NBA championship with them in 1977. Lienhard's impressive playing career earned him numerous accolades, including Second-team Parade.

All-American (1966) and selection to both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1995) and College Basketball Hall of Fame (2000). In his later years, Bob Lienhard worked as a television commentator for NCAA Tournament games and other sporting events.

34. Marcus Thornton

Sacramento Kings

Marcus Thornton Career

  • High school: Tara (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
  • College: , Kilgore (2005–2007), LSU (2007–2009)
  • NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
  • Selected by the Miami Heat
  • Playing career: 2009–2019; 2022–present
  • 2009–2011: New Orleans Hornets
  • 2011–2014: Sacramento Kings
  • 2014: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2014–2015: Boston Celtics
  • 2015: Phoenix Suns
  • 2015–2016: Houston Rockets
  • 2016–2017: Washington Wizards
  • 2017–2018: Grand Rapids Drive
  • 2018: Beijing Ducks
  • 2018–2019: Grand Rapids Drive
  • 2022: Motor City Cruise
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2010), SEC Player of the Year (2009), First-team All-SEC (2009)

Marcus Thornton was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 5th 1987. Marcus played college basketball at LSU before being drafted by the Miami Heat in 2009.

In his first NBA season with the Heat, Thornton averaged 3 points per game off the bench. Since then, Marcus has bounced around between various teams in the NBA and G League but is best known for his time with Washington Wizards.

Where he spent four seasons from 2016-2020 averaging 8 points per game off the bench before retiring at age 34 due to injury complications.

Marcus Thornton is a 6-foot-7 swingman who played his college ball at North Carolina. He was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in 2009 and spent four seasons there before being traded to Sacramento in 2014. 

Marcus Thornton has had an up-and-down career, but he's shown potential as a scorer and defender over the years. In 2018, Marcus Thornton signed with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

This will likely be his last season in professional basketball, as he'll turn 30 later that year.

Final Words

The Georgia Bulldogs men’s basketball team is one of the most storied programs in college sports, with a long history of success. Over the years, many great players have worn the blue and orange uniform, including legends like Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Dominique Wilkins, Jason Williams, Patrick Ewing and current stars such as Daniel Gaffney and Davon Reed.

While there are many talented players currently on the roster, these five individuals are considered to be among the best ever to play for Georgia Bulldogs Men’s Basketball.

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