Bulldogs add 4th signee to class

Georgia added a fourth player to its men’s basketball signing class Wednesday when forward Nemanja Djurisic sent in his letter of intent to the school.

The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Montenegro native played last season for South Kent School in Connecticut. He signed on the first day of the late signing period.

“We’re very excited to have added ‘Nemi’ to the program for next year,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said. “He’s a terrific shooter with good size and a great feel for the game.”

More frontcourt help could still be coming for Fox, who lost juniors Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie to the NBA draft.

John Cannon, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound center from Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville, N.C, north of Asheville, will be visiting Georgia this weekend after receiving an offer from the Bulldogs recently, according to his high school coach, Barry Johnson. Cannon made an official visit to Northwestern last weekend. Old Dominion also has offered and he has been invited to walk on at North Carolina.

“He’s going to kind of narrow things down after his Georgia visit,” Johnson said Tuesday.

Cannon had targeted April 30 as the date to make a decision, but may choose earlier.

The signing period runs through May 18.

Cannon averaged 21.9 points, 12.3 rebounds and 6.5 blocks per game last year.

“Coach Fox has been up here visiting,” Johnson said. “They waited until Trey Thompkins was going pro, so that opened up another scholarship.”

Another scholarship opened Tuesday when Leslie decided to remain in the draft player pool.

Shooting guard Kevin Ware from Conyers, whom Tennessee released from his letter of intent after Bruce Pearl was fired, has Georgia among the schools he is considering.

ESPNU rates the 6-5 Ware as the No. 93 overall national prospect, one of only two uncommitted prospects in the top 100.

His father told the Louisville Courier-Journal that he’s looking at Louisville, UCLA, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Central Florida. Tennessee remains on his list.

Djurisic averaged 20.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game this past season, according to UGA.

Georgia signed three players in the early signing period: McDonald’s All-American guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and post players Tim Dixon from Oldsmar Christian (Fla.) and John Florveus from Hillsborough Community College (Fla.).