Jeremy Price and Chris Barnes will be recognized before Georgia’s 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?
“I wouldn’t say that,” Leslie said of his own situation. “Whatever I’ve got planned for the future that’s up to me and my family, so we’ll decide that whenever.”
The 6-foot-4 junior forward said “definitely not,” when asked if he will be thinking Wednesday about if it will be his last home game.
“It’s their Senior Night,” said Leslie, averaging 14.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. “Just going to go out there and have fun with them guys. …It’s their last night.”
Thompkins, Georgia’s leading scorer (16.1) and rebounder (7.6) is the No. 30 prospect for June’s draft and considered a “mid to late first round” pick, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com. Leslie is No. 34 and tabbed as a “late first to early second” round pick.
Thompkins, a 6-foot-10 forward, was unavailable for interviews this afternoon.
Coach Mark Fox said he was undergoing treatment for “a minor thing on his foot.”
“He’ll be fine,” Fox said
As for Thompkins and Leslie’s NBA decision, Fox said “that’s 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’s their entire focus right now and I’ve appreciated their approaching it that way.”
Leslie decided to return last spring after considering the draft.
“I just wanted to come back and have a better season than we did last year,” Leslie said.
He said he also wanted to “do a lot better,” than he did individually last season.
“I feel like I’ve been playing pretty good,” he said. “I feel like I’ve got plenty of room to improve on, but I’ve got plenty of time to work on that.”
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