Georgia lands one of the top recruits in the country in Rayshaun Hammonds.
Mark Fox and Jonas Hayes made Rayshaun Hammonds a priority and he is the first High School recruit to commit in any fashion to Georgia since Mike Edwards. Hammonds made his commitment and then immediately signed his Letter of Intent to attend the University of Georgia during a signing event at Norcross High School.
Hammonds is a 6’8″ 215 pound Combo Forward who should carry the torch from Yante Maten as far as the role that he plays for the Georgia Basketball Team. Hammonds’ versatility, athleticism and skill set stand out because he has the experience of playing on the perimeter and developed interior skills as well. Hammonds is a converted Small Forward who should add additional strength and possibly more hair from this point until Fall Practice 2017. He is going to get the opportunity to play a lot of minutes next season, especially if NBA scouts deem Yante Maten to be NBA-ready.
This is a major commitment not just because Georgia landed a high quality recruit, but because Georgia did not strike out in the Fall Signing Period. Over the past few years, when Georgia has received a commitment of any sort another is soon to follow. Georgia has been recruiting in bunches of the past few years.
Hammonds’ family was clearly excited about Rayshaun becoming a Bulldog as they revealed themselves all to be decked out in Georgia gear. Hammonds was Priority #1 for Mark Fox this Fall and in that sense – Mission Accomplished.