Jeremy Price and Chris Barnes will be recognized before Georgia‚Äôs home game Wednesday night against LSU on Senior Night.
Will it be the last game in Stegeman Coliseum also for Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie, juniors who considered making the jump to the NBA after last season?
‚ÄúI wouldn‚Äôt say that,‚Äù Leslie said of his own situation. ‚ÄúWhatever I‚Äôve got planned for the future that‚Äôs up to me and my family, so we‚Äôll decide that whenever.‚Äù
The 6-foot-4 junior forward said ‚Äúdefinitely not,‚Äù when asked if he will be thinking Wednesday about if it will be his last home game.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs their Senior Night,‚Äù said Leslie, averaging 14.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. ‚ÄúJust going to go out there and have fun with them guys. ‚Ä¶It‚Äôs their last night.‚Äù
Thompkins, Georgia‚Äôs leading scorer (16.1) and rebounder (7.6) ¬†is the No. 30 prospect for June‚Äôs draft and considered a ‚Äúmid to late first round‚Äù pick, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com. Leslie is No. 34 and tabbed as a ‚Äúlate first to early second‚Äù round pick.
Thompkins, a 6-foot-10 forward, was unavailable for interviews this afternoon.
Coach Mark Fox said he was undergoing treatment for ‚Äúa minor thing on his foot.‚Äù
‚ÄúHe‚Äôll be fine,‚Äù Fox said
As for Thompkins and Leslie’s NBA decision, Fox said ‚Äúthat‚Äôs something out of respect to them and to our team would be addressed after the season. Those two kids are focused on winning and that‚Äôs their entire focus right now and I‚Äôve appreciated their approaching it that way.‚Äù
Leslie decided to return last spring after considering the draft.
‚ÄúI just wanted to come back and have a better season than we did last year,‚Äù Leslie said.
He said he also wanted to “do a lot better,” than he did individually last season.
‚ÄúI feel like I‚Äôve been playing pretty good,” he said. “I feel like I‚Äôve got plenty of room to improve on, but I‚Äôve got plenty of time to work on that.‚Äù
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