Just a season ago, the Bulldogs went 11-21 in Tom Crean's first season at Georgia. There were many things that went wrong throughout the season, but one of the main reasons why Georgia had such a disappointing season, was the lack of guard-play.
Now a year later, Georgia has the perfect mix of experience and talent in the backcourt to make a run.
Harris and Crump, two former 4-star recruits, now have three seasons of SEC-level play under their belts. In a highly competitive conference, talented and experienced guards like them are hard to come by.
Gresham Jr., a transfer from Northeastern, also has three full seasons of experience. On top of that, he's the only player on the roster with NCAA tournament experience. That kind of savviness will come in handy if Georgia can manage to secure a spot in the field this year.
The Bulldogs also bring back sophomore, Tye Fagan. While he saw limited action in 18'-'19, Fagan showed a ton of potential with his defense. In fact, defense alone might keep him in the 6-man rotation for Georgia this season.
In addition to the experience the Bulldogs have in the backcourt, there's also a new wave of young talent in there as well.
As part of Georgia's impressive 2019 recruiting class, the Bulldogs brought in the #2 overall player in the country, Anthony Edwards, and Top-100 point guard, Sahvir Wheeler. Both will have impactful roles right away this season.
Edwards came in a 6'5 225 lbs., and projected as a shooting guard. So far though, it's looking like the former 5-star recruit will be the primary ball-handler for Georgia this season. To have that big of a guard, with his level of talent is almost not fair. Edwards lights-out shooting, elite ball-handling, and shutdown defense will have him as a candidate to be the #1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
For Wheeler, many thought he would somewhat of a "project", but that doesn't look like the case. He's found his way onto the court already and has already come up with a handful of steals, which have translated to points for the Bulldogs.
Many fans have tabbed Wheeler as the "J.J. Frazier 2.0" due to his size, but his play better resembles former Florida guard, Chris Chiozza. Georgia fans will remember how talented Chiozza was, which should give them some confidence in Wheeler's play.
It's easy to see how good Georgia's backcourt can be with the amount of talent and experience. If Crean can get these guys to cut back on the turnovers, the rest of the SEC will be put on notice.