Wednesday Nov. 12, 2008
ATHENS ---- Georgia basketball coach Dennis Felton ventured scarcely beyond his own backyard to bring in his two newest additions to the Bulldog
program. Center Daniel Miller of Loganville and guard DeMario Mayfield of
Carnesville both signed national letters-of-intent today to attend Georgia
and play next season for the Bulldogs, Felton announced Wednesday.
³We are thrilled to have Daniel and DeMario joining our Georgia Basketball
family," Felton said. "Not only are they tremendously talented basketball
players, but they also bring more of the same personal attributes that are
so important to us: enthusiasm, integrity and passion for doing something
special. They are going to be terrific Bulldogs!"
Miller is currently a senior at Loganville Christian Academy. The 6-11,
240-pound center is rated the ninth-best prospect at his position nationally
by Rivals.com. the No. 8 center prospect by espn.com. As a junior last
year, Miller averaged 28.8 points, 12.3 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game in
leading LCA to the 2008 championship of the Independent Christian Schools of
Georgia-Alabama (ICSGA). It was Loganville¹s second straight title.
"Daniel has a very exciting future," Felton said. "For a player of his
size, he has tremendous hands, touch and instincts for the game. He can
score with his back to the basket and also facing up to 18 feet. He also
has a real knack for rebounding and blocking shots, most of which he keeps
Mayfield, at 6-4 and 190 pounds, is beginning his senior season at Franklin
County High School in Carnesville. As a junior last season, he averaged
24.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game for the Lions. He is
rated the No. 17 point-guard prospect by espn.com.
"DeMario is long, athletic and versatile," Felton said. "I believe he can
be equally comfortable and effective on and off the ball. His size and
versatility should provide us with many options during the course of his
career. DeMario also has the ability to be a tough, tough defender."