Donnell Gresham Jr. of the Northeastern Huskies handles the ball during the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 21, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Georgia adds Donnell Gresham as graduate transfer

Donnell Gresham will play for the Georgia men’s basketball team as a graduate transfer, the program announced Thursday. Gresham, a 6-foot-2 guard, graduated from Northeastern. He helped the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament last season.

During his career at Northeastern, Gresham scored 733 points, grabbed 364 rebounds, delivered 195 assists and collected 75 steals. He started 33 of 34 games as a junior last season for a team that finished 23-11 overall and lost to Kansas in the NCAAs. On the season, he averaged 9.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

“I love Donnell's toughness,” coach Tom Crean said in a statement. “He's a very efficient player who moves well without the ball, which was a huge attribute to us. He shoots it extremely well from both the floor and the line, and we think he can get even better there. There are a lot of virtues to his game that can get expanded in a years’ time. What I love about him is he’s won, he's mature, he's been to the tournament and he's been in a very good coaching and school environment. What we need him to do is come in, continue to expand his game and build on his confidence.”

Gresham joins a top-10 recruiting class that includes five top-100 prospects, including No. 2 overall Anthony Edwards.

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