Miller Grove (Lithonia)
small forward Brandon Morris
became the third 2012 Peach State prospect to make a verbal commitment to Georgia on Monday.
The 6-foot-7 small forward will head to Athens next fall along with guards Kenneth Gaines
of Whitefield Academy (Mableton)
and Charles Mann
– both summer circuit teammates at one time or another.
"They were recruiting me to fill that small forward slot," said Morris, who is eyeing an architecture major. "It is right up the street, so that is really nice. I want my family to share the experience."
Morris averaged 9.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game as a junior, helping Miller Grove land its third-straight Class AAAA state title. The Wolverines will be the favorite to win another championship this season with nine returnees, including five-star post man Tony Parker
"It was important for me to make my decision so I wouldn't be hung up on where I'm going," Morris said. "Now I can focus on my grades and helping Miller Grove win another state title."
The Wolverines will play a fierce schedule in 2011-12, featuring a trip to the City of Palms Classic in December along with showcase showdowns against Mann and Milton, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
, Simeon (Chicago, Ill.)
and defending national champion St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)
at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in January.
Morris has experience with both of his fellow Bulldog pledges, playing alongside Mann with the Southern Kings and Gaines with the Georgia Stars.