The Georgia Bulldogs have lost a key player to the pros after Kentavious Caldwell-Pope declared an early entry. So the program now finds themselves down a big-time player and in need of filling his shoes. Theoretically, they would much prefer to have someone already on their roster do so, but that does not mean they won’t hit the recruiting trail hard while looking for some potential diamonds in the rough.
Well, the Bulldogs hope that adding Kenny Paul Geno to their 2013 recruiting class might do the trick. Geno, who has been described as a high-flying maniac (in a nice way), has signed his national letter of intent and will be going to school as well as playing basketball for Georgia next season.
According to numerous scouting sites, Paul Geno is a high-energy, above the rim type of prospect who has plenty of upside. The 6’5″ player, however, is not thought of as highly as some of the other guys in his class. Not that his game in high school wasn’t anything short of astonishing, but it may just be an out of sight out of mind type of scenario.
The coaching staff at Georgia apparently loves his game as well. Some of the staff has been quoted by the Clarion-Ledger for saying he was the “heart and soul” of his high school team and mentioned how he is more than just a high-flyer as “He can shoot it with long range.”
For a program like Georgia to take a chance on a kid with his kind of reported athleticism, it may end up being a great move that can payoff dividends down the road.
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Josephnardone