Toney To Play In SEC

It didn't take Channing Toney all that long to make up his mind. Two visits and he was done. The son of a former NBA guard is headed to the SEC.

Georgia Stars standout Channing Toney committed to play for the Georgia Bulldogs this week. Toney starts the year at No. 98 on our pre-season Top 100.

The guard is known for his ability to stroke the basketball. Toney is very comfortable from behind the arc and has great range. His mid-range game will be a big asset in the SEC and he's a more than capable scorer with great genes. His father Andrew Toney, was a terrific guard for a number of NBA teams.

"I really liked the coaching staff and coach Felton," Toney said. "Playing close to home was a plus."

Tennessee and Georgia were his two finalists.

"[Georgia tries] to recruit guys like myself. They mention how they want to recruit good guys to build a program. Some guys would shy away from the situation but it's a good thing for me.

"There's not going to be a lot of guards and they said I should get a lot of playing time."

And Toney has an eye on the future. His personal laundry list includes a pair of a Georgia Stars from the Class of 2005 and one big heavy hitter from the current senior crop.

"It'd be great to see Louis Williams and Mike Mercer come with me. That would be great if that happens. Also, Dwight Howard would be a real plus."

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