Everybody can use a little good news on a Monday. Tom Crean got some just a few minutes ago. That’s when Upson-Lee guard Tye Fagan announced his commitment to the Georgia Bulldogs over Ole Miss and Xavier among others.
Fagan, rated the #10 player in the state of Georgia and the #18 combo guard in the nation for the class of 2018, had committed to Middle Tennessee State previously but was granted a release from the school when MTSU coach Kermit Davis left to take the Ole Miss job. Fagan declined to follow Davis to Oxford after visiting Athens and having Coach Crean make a great impression. Fagan had also built a good relationship with former Georgia player and assistant Jonas Hayes and there was some thought that he might follow Hayes to his new post at Xavier.
The 6’3 three star prospect from Thomaston recently helped lead Upson-Lee to its second consecutive AAAA state title and undefeated season in 2017-18, averaging 25 points and 4.6 assists per game. Georgia has some talent returning in the backcourt, including Tyree Crump and Teshaun Hightower, but a sure-handed scorer like Fagan could find playing time early. He becomes Tom Crean’s first commit at the helm in Athens. Until later . . .