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Tuesday / May 23.
  • Nicolas Claxton to Georgia

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    Nicolas Claxton,  6-foot-9 small forward from Greenville (S.C.) Legacy Charter, committed to Georgia on Monday.

    He also considered Florida State, Maryland, Baylor and South Carolina.

    “That is where I felt the most comfortable, and I felt that Coach [Mark] Fox and his staff would put me in a situation to succeed,” Claxton told Dawgs247. “I felt something in my heart about a week ago. It came down to style of play. Distance wasn’t a factor. It was where I felt most comfortable with the players and the staff. It was where I saw myself getting to the League.”

    Claxton, whose father Charles played center at Georgia from 1991-95, joins power forward Rayshaun Hammonds in Georgia’s 2017 class.

    “I’m going to try to play as hard as I can, be versatile, and help the team win in any way that I can,” Claxton said, per Dawgs247. “The top three things I do right now are: shoot the ball well, my versatility, and rebounding the ball. The things I need to work on over the next year are adding strength and improve the consistency of shooting the ball.

    “Away from the court, I’d like people to know that I love to be around my family and that I love basketball. I just want to keep getting better at it.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.