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Brandon Morris To UGA Basketball Over Auburn And Arkansas

Miller Grove High forward Brandon Morris becomes the third player from the Class of 2012 to commit to play for Mark Fox and the Georgia Bulldogs.

The University of Georgia's basketball fortunes might be on the rise after Mark Fox landed his third commitment for the Class of 2012 in Miller Grove High product Brandon Smith. Smith is a 6-foot-7 forward who will join Charles Mann and Kenny Gaines as in state players that will suit it up for the Bulldogs next season. Smith took an official visit to Athens over the weekend reportedly called Fox back on Monday to make his commitment

Morris is rated as a three-star player by Rivals.com and is listed as the 11th best prospect in the state of Georgia by ESPN.com. Georgia has at least one scholarship remaining for the class of 2012 and would love to land one of the State's top players in Shaq Goodwin, Robert Carter, or Morris' Miller Grove teammate Tony Parker. 

All three of those players are power forward types and would help shore up the interior for coach Fox. Of the three players, only Shaq Goodwin has an official visit scheduled with the Bulldogs. 

One of the criticisms of Dennis Felton during his time in Athens was the inability to land in state talent for the Bulldogs. After missing out on a couple of prospects last season, Fox was able to land five star recruit Kentavious Caldwell-Pope although his eligibility is still in question. With Morris in the fold, Fox now has three more in state talents headed to Athens. 

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