Fox makes it two: Another big man commits to Georgia

semerson@macon.comApril 5, 2014 

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Georgia head coach Mark Fox argues with Georgia assistant coach Jonas Hayes after Fox was charged with a technical foul during the second half against Mississippi in the quarterfinal round of the SEC men's tournament.

JOHN BAZEMORE — AP

In a matter of a few hours, the Georgia men's basketball team went from zero commitments to filling its class.

And just as importantly, both spots went to big men.

Center Fred Iduwe, a 6-foot-11 prospect originally from Nigeria, committed to Georgia on Saturday night, a source confirmed. Rivals.com was first to report the commitment.

Iduwe is listed as a two-star prospect by Verbalcommits.com, but he has only been playing basketball for a few years. He also had a scholarship offer from Minnesota, among other schools.

The commitment came a short time after another big man, Yante Maten, committed to Georgia. The Bulldogs had two scholarships open for the 2014 class, and had a need for big men. So Saturday's news was big for the program, which is coming off a 20-14 season and should start next season with a legitimate chance to make the NCAA tournament.

The sudden recruiting haul came three days after Georgia announced a two-year contract extension for head coach Mark Fox, who is now signed for the next four seasons.

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