The 49ers are in their second season under Ron Sanchez, a former Virginia assistant. They return three starters and six letterwinners from last season’s team.
Proceeds from Friday’s game will go to the April 30th Remembrance Fund, which is managed by the UNC Charlotte Foundation. The fund supports a memorial and other efforts in response to the tragic shooting at UNC Charlotte on April 30th of this year. Two students lost their lives and four others were injured in the incident.
This will be the Bulldogs’ second exhibition game. They defeated Valdosta State 93-81 last Friday in Athens. Freshman Anthony Edwards, a preseason All-America selection, led Georgia with 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Edwards, ranked the No. 2 prospect in the country, is one of six signees in the Bulldogs’ 2019 freshman class, plus a graduate transfer.
“Rebuilding a program, refurbishing it, whatever you want to call it, that’s a huge challenge,” Crean said. “But we have to take it as an opportunity. That’s how I feel. So it’s an opportunity to grow a lot of guys.
“I’m enjoying it. I think they are, too. But every day is a learning experience.”