Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of Greenville High School headlines Georgia's 2011 recruiting class.
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Mark Fox officially announced that Georgia has signed three players to national letters of intent to attend Georgia and play basketball for the Bulldogs next season. The players are high school seniors Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of Greenville Ga, Tim Dixon of Columbus Ga, and JUCO sophomore John Florveus of Forth Myers Fl.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the most celebrated of the three recruits and is a candidate for this years Mr. Basketball award in the state of Georgia. As a junior at Greenville High School, Caldwell-Pope averaged 29.7 points per game in leading while leading Greenville to the second round of the Class AA state playoffs. Rivals.com rates Caldwell-Pope as the third best shooting guard in the country and the 11th best player overall. Getting him signed early was coup by coach Fox.
Tim Dixon is a solid 6'10" forward/center from Oldsmar Christian School in Oldsmar Florida. He played the three previous seasons at Kendrick High School in Columbus where he averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 blocks a game as a junior.
John Florveus is a 7'0" center and comes to Georgia via Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. As a freshman last season Florveus averaged 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game. He is still raw but the blocked shot numbers jump off the page.
With three commits in already Georgia is not stopping it's recruiting efforts. Coach Fox hopes to sign at least one and possibly two more players before the Nov 17th deadline. A possible product that is still unsigned is Devin Langford a 6'5" shooting guard from Lee High School in Huntsville, Ala.