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Blog: Georgia gets verbal from PF Djurisic

Georgia has added another post player to its 2011 basketball recruiting class.

Nemanja Djurisic, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from South Kent School in Connecticut, has given coach Mark Fox a verbal commitment, South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson said Sunday night.

Djurisic, from Montenegro, played on the postgraduate team for South Kent, averaging about 18 points and nine rebounds per game this past season.

He picked Georgia over Arizona State, East Carolina, N.C. State and Utah, Jefferson said.

“He’s very, very skilled,” Jefferson said. “He has great hands, the ability to step out and make 3-point baskets or the ability to catch the ball in the post with his back to the basket. We used him a variety of ways, pick and pop, pick and roll. He was our best post player and one of our best 3-point shooters.”

Georgia could be losing forward Trey Thompkins to the NBA draft. It is losing senior post players Jeremy Price and Chris Barnes.

“He has a chance to come in and compete for minutes on a good team,” Jefferson said.

Djurisic, rated as the No. 62 power forward by ESPN.com, has relatives that live in South Carolina. He took an unofficial visit to Georgia recently.

He becomes the fourth recruit expected to join the team for next season, joining three early signees: guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and post players Tim Dixon and John Florveus.

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