The Georgia basketball team has a new player. Lithuanian guard Ignas Sargiunas signed his letter of intent earlier this week to join the Dawgs for the upcoming season.
Georgia has had a few international players on the roster in years past but the program definitely isn’t known for pursuing international talent as much as some other college basketball programs.
Sargiunas is a 6’5″ combo guard that has been playing basketball overseas for his entire life. He has played on several of Lithuania’s national teams. That experience on such a large stage was one of the reasons head coach Tom Crean became interested in the young guard. Sargiunas’ stats don’t jump off the page at first glance but his ability to be a two-way player and his diverse set of skills make him a solid addition to the Georgia basketball team.
At 19 years old, Sargiunas will provide some good, young depth to Georgia’s backcourt this upcoming season. While fans shouldn’t expect him to start, he’ll likely see some good minutes off the bench if he can transition smoothly to playing in the NCAA.