As we begin to look ahead to the offseason for some of the SEC’s teams, one program that will be intriguing to watch for in the coming months is Georgia basketball.
In what was year one of the Mike White era in Athens, the Bulldogs missed the NCAA Tournament for the eighth consecutive season in 2022-23, as well as the postseason outright by finishing with a 16-16 overall record, as well as a 6-12 mark in SEC play. Even despite missing March once again, this however was also Georgia basketball’s best season since the 2017-18 campaign, which was the last year of the Mark Fox era, as well as a step forward from a year ago in which they went 6-26, as well as 1-17 in SEC play.
So, a team that will now look to take another jump in year two of the White era in 2023-24, what is the Bulldogs roster next season set to look like as of right now? (NOTE: Roster as of Thursday, March 16)
Way-too-early 2023-24 Georgia Basketball roster outlook
To do this, the roster will be divided into four different sections – Graduation, decisions to watch for, likely set to return, and new faces.
- C Braelen Bridges
- G Mardrez McBride
- F Jailyn Ingram
The Bulldogs will lose at-least three players to graduation, with the biggest name likely being that of Braelen Bridges, a two-year starter who averaged 8.7 PPG and 4.9 RPG this past season. Both McBride and Ingram were experienced options, with the duo combining to average 8 PPG this past season.
Decisions to Watch For:
- G Terry Roberts
- G Kario Oquendo
- G Jaxon Etter
There are two seniors who could potentially have an extra year of eligibility remaining in guards Terry Roberts and Jaxon Etter, with the former having led Georgia in scoring this past season at 13.2 PPG and 4 APG. Kario Oquendo, a junior, has started 59-of-60 games the last two years, and could potentially return as well having averaged 12.7 PPG and 2.6 RPG this past season.
Likely Set to Return:
- G Justin Hill
- G Jabri Abdur-Rahim
- F Matthew Alexander-Moncrieffe
- G Jusaun Holt
- C Frank Anselem
- G Brandon Klatsky
- F Jaden Newell
At the moment, there are seven names who are set to return for Georgia basketball next season, a group that is headlined by two key guards in Justin Hill and Jabri Abdur-Rahim, as well as a notable frontcourt piece in Matthew Alexander-Moncrieffe. The Bulldogs will also return two prominent bench options in Jusaun Holt and Frank Anselem.
- F Dylan James
- F Mari Jordan
Georgia is also set to add at-least two new faces to their roster next season, both of which will be freshmen in Dylan James and Mari Jordan. Both are rated as four-star Top 100 prospects, with the duo composing the SEC’s No. 7 ranked 2023 recruiting class according to the 247Sports Team Rankings.