Georgia receives commitment from 6-foot-10 center

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After Thad Matta turned down Georgia's offer, the school may turn to Tom Crean. Crean was born March 25, 1966 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Crean's wife, Joani, is the sister of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh. Georgia reportedly reached out to Crean to gauge his interest in the job soon after it fired Mark Fox. Crean previously coached at Marquette and Indiana. In nine seasons at Marquette, Crean’s record was 190-96, a winning percentage. In nine seasons at Indiana,

One day after Georgia lost its star big man, the Bulldogs got a commitment from another one.

Rodney Howard, a 6-foot-10 center from Roswell, pledged to UGA over Georgia Tech on Wednesday afternoon, announcing his decision on Twitter.

Howard’s situation is a little complicated, as he signed a basketball scholarship to attend Ole Miss in November. Earlier this month, he requested a release from the letter of intent that he signed with the Rebels.

Howard played his senior season of high school at Legacy Charter in Greenville, S.C., after spending the previous three seasons at Centennial High School.

On Tuesday, UGA got the news that sophomore forward Nicolas Claxton, who would have been its top returning player, decided to keep his name in this year’s NBA Draft.