Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Georgia adds Syracuse transfer Frank Anselem, North Texas transfer Mardrez McBride, Class of 2022 forward KyeRon Lindsay
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Georgia added two transfers who are coming home and one four-star Class of 2022 recruit on Saturday.
Frank Anselem, the 6-foot-10 Syracuse transfer, and 6-2 North Texas transfer Mardrez McBride committed to new coach Mike White and the Bulldogs on Saturday.
Anselem, who was born in Nigeria and also spent time in Suwanee, Ga., had visited Georgia and Georgetown after averaging 14.2 minutes, 2.6 points and 3.8 rebounds last season at Syracuse.
He initially committed to Syracuse in June 2020 over Georgia, New Mexico and San Diego State.
Later Saturday, McBride, an Augusta native, also committed to the Bulldogs after averaging 11.3 points and 3.0 rebound as a senior at North Texas.
“It’s home,” he said. “I’m from Georgia so it’s like a dream come true. I will bring my versatility to the team, anything to help the team win.”
Anselem and McBride are White’s fifth and transfers since coming over from Florida following Terry Roberts (Bradley), Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe (Oklahoma State), Jusaun Holt (Alabama) and Justin Hill (Longwood).
Georgia also landed a pledge from 6-8 four-star power forward KyeRon Lindsay of Denton (TX) Guyer.
He visited Georgia last September and then initially committed to UNLV in September over Georgia and Oklahoma State.
“It’s a family connection,” he said. “My dad is from Savannah so I just grew up watching Georgia football.
“The red and black and that G, the passion is real.”
He added “Always been a Georgia fam. Grew up in the red, black and white so it was an easy choice. And just believing in the coaches wanting to bring the winning culture back to basketball in Athens.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.