Basketball: Toumani Camara enters NCAA transfer portal
And another bites the dust...
Georgia basketball player Toumani Camara (10) during a game against Vanderbilt at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
Georgia sophomore forward Toumani Camara has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to Jake Weingarten of StockRisers.com.
This is a massive blow for Georgia and head coach Tom Crean. With the news of Camara potentially looking to transfer, he becomes the fourth Bulldog to enter the portal since the end of the 2021 season.
Camara was a part of Georgia’s 2019 recruiting with eight other freshmen. Now, all but two of those nine freshmen from a season ago currently plan to remain with the team through next season. Point guard Sahvir Wheeler and walk-on Jaxon Etter are those two that remain from one of Georgia’s deepest classes in program history.
Camara was a native of Belgium before arriving in Hollywood, Fla. to play at Chaminade-Madonna Prep. As a freshman at UGA, he was only one of five players to play in all 32 games, which he started the final 23. Last season, he started every game and averaged 12.8 points while managing 7.7 rebounds per game.
Out of high school, Camara was a four-star and was ranked the nation’s No. 103 overall player by 247Sports. He was the second-highest ranked player in Georgia’s 2019 class behind Anthony Edwards, who was the No. 1 overall pick in this past NBA Draft. Wheeler was the third-best signing in that recruiting cycle.