UGA basketball fans had been hoping that Mark Fox would be able to add a former top 50 recruit by transfer this offseason. If he's going to do it, it won't be former Wheeler High standout Daniel Giddens. The former Ohio State player announced today that he'll be transferring to Alabama. Giddens had also been considering the Bulldogs, Pitt, and TCU.
Giddens will have three years of eligibility left after sitting out the 2016-17 season. The 6'10, 240 pound center/forward would have certainly been a nice addition to the Georgia front court. He would be the biggest guy on the roster other than little-used, still-developing forward Osahen Iduwe. But Giddens wasn't going to be able to help next season, and hopefully by 2016-17 some combination of Mike Edwards, Iduwe, and Derek Ogbeide will be set to handle things alongside Yante Maten.
There are certainly other players still out there on the transfer wire, including former Effingham County standout and Georgia Mr. Basketball Jakeenan Gant, who's leaving Missouri after averaging 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds a game last season. That being said, I'm not sure Mark Fox is going to go too far out of his way to add a transfer who can't play this season given the number of forwards he has in development, and 2016 signees Pape Diatta.