The state of Georgia has been and continues to be a primary source of basketball recruits for the ACC, and not just because of Georgia Tech. N.C. State and Yellow Jacket fans are already closely watching the ongoing game battles between Mfon Udofia (PG, 6-foot-1, Class of 2009), who is committed to Georgia Tech, and Lorenzo Brown (SG, 6-foot-4, Class of 2009), a NCSU commitment.
I don’t know if Udofia starts right away at the point for Georgia Tech, but I think he should. I agree with your comment about him at the point and Shumpert at the two-guard spot. The Tech coaches tell me that won’t happen right away.
One of the biggest issues with the Yellow Jackets is a collective lack of toughness on the team. The team needs a leader in the locker room and they need someone to push them to new heights. Udofia clearly does bring that element to the table.
As far as Udofia as the No. 2 player in the state, he is right now. After his performance against Centennial and Lorenzo Brown, it is hard to argue against that. All of that being said, I think Brown has a higher upside, albeit not by much. If Brown can continue to fine tune his point-guard skills, he is a better professional prospect.
Udofiia’s work ethic and competitiveness will be hard to argue against. He reminds me of former Virginia star Sean Singletary in that regard.
This should develop into a nice ongoing conversation as these guys hit conference play.