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Georgia basketball loses two players to transfer portal in less than 24 hours
Georgia basketball player Tye Fagan (14) during a game against Alabama at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
Georgia basketball has lost two of its players to the transfer portal on Monday.
Junior guards Tye Fagan and Mikal Starks both entered the NCAA’s student-athlete transfer portal just a week after sophomore Christan Brown announced his decision to leave the program.
Fagan took to his Twitter account to announce his decision.
Meanwhile, Matt Zenitz of AL.com broke the news of Starks leaving UGA.
Despite losing three players in the last week, the decision made by Fagan is the biggest blow for rising fourth-year head coach Tom Crean. Fagan was Crean’s first recruit to sign with the program when he took over for former head coach Mark Fox. The rising senior also started in 25 of 26 games during the shortened 2020-21 season. As a junior, Fagan averaged 9.2 points per game, which was the fifth-best on the team.
On the other hand, Starks signed with UGA last year after transferring from Eastern Florida College. This past season, Starks only appeared in 18 of 26 games. Overall, the Miami native only scored four points in his short Bulldog career. He played a season-high 15 minutes in Georgia’s win over UNG during the non-conference part of the season.
Per GeorgiaHoopsFan on Twitter, Crean has lost 10 players to the transfer portal since arriving in Athens.