Brogdon Calls It

Malcolm Brogdon got hot at the right time and on Monday it paid off. The Georgia guard made a commitment to play in the ACC.

Malcolm Brogdon was good in the spring and great in the summer. With college coaches looking on, the Georgian put on a strong performance at Nike Peach Jam and turned interest into offers.

"Based on his performance for us, I felt very strongly that he had a chance to be a high-major player," coach Eddie Martin told "I think he got back in the gym when the season was over with, worked on the individual things and went down to the Peach Jam in Augusta and that's where his stock went up."

While regional ACC and SEC programs lined the sidelines to evaluate and eventually be seen, the combo guard kept pumping in shots. Clemson, Auburn, Georgia, Virginia Tech and just about everyone else in his region who needed a point or combo stepped up to recruit him.

"His list after the summer was 30 legitimate scholarship offers. As soon as we got back he narrowed it down to 6-7 schools. Virginia, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Georgia, Harvard, Minnesota and Notre Dame were his finalists.

On Monday, Tony Bennett's Virginia Cavaliers won a nice recruiting battle for a soon to be Top 100 talent. As a junior, Brogdon averaged 20.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists, according to Martin. Brogdon was the AA player of the year in his state.

"I'm happy for him but I'm tickled to death to have him for another year."

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