Although Georgia’s basketball season ended just a few weeks ago, the Bulldogs have already had plenty of roster changes. On Friday, Georgia received a commitment from Braelen Bridges. Bridges is a transfer from the University of Illinois-Chicago that should bring size and a post-presence to a Georgia team that missed that this past season.
The 6-foot-10 transfer stands taller than any Georgia player returning. Bridges is a native of Atlanta and attended Union Grove High School, where he received All-Region honors and helped take the Wolverines to the state playoffs. He averaged 9.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, playing in 18 contests this past season for the Flames.
Georgia has already had three players enter the transfer portal, so the addition of Bridges helps fill that void. Christian Brown and Mikal Starks both entered the portal after only playing sparingly this past season. Both also dealt with injuries. However, when Tye Fagan entered the transfer portal on Monday, it came as a bit of a surprise. Fagan started 25 of 26 games for the Bulldogs and averaged 9.2 points per game.
According to verbalcommits.com, there are currently over 900 players in the transfer portal, so look for the Bulldogs to add another player or two from that pool. Tom Crean will also have to await the decisions of three graduate transfers from last year – P.J. Horne, Justin Kier, Andrew Garcia – who have an extra year of eligibility if they choose to return. Georgia has two high school commitments from Camron McDowell and Tyrone Baker.