The Georgia Bulldogs landed a commitment Sunday from a junior college freshman known for his high-flying dunks.
Tyron McMillan, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound freshman forward at Kilgore College in Texas, will enroll at UGA this summer and play for the Bulldogs next season, according to CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein. McMillan has three seasons of eligibility remaining.
McMillan averaged 10.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this past season for the Rangers, who went 21-9 overall and 12-7 in their conference. He started 27 of 29 games, playing more than 26 minutes per game.
McMillan gives Georgia a tall, athletic inside presence it desperately needs. The Bulldogs lost 6-9 freshman Rodney Howard to Georgia Tech via transfer earlier this month and dismissed 6-9 Amanze Ngumezi early in the season last year.
Meanwhile, 6-9 junior Rayshaun Hammonds is testing the NBA draft while maintaining his collegiate eligibility. Should Hammonds leave, rising sophomores Toumani Camara (6-8), Mike Peake (6-8) and McMillan would be the only other players on Georgia’s roster over 6-6.
McMillan originally is from New Orleans, where he attended Benjamin O. Davis High School. His name also is spelled McMillian in some reports.
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