Tom Crean, Georgia add 2018 in-state guard

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Tom Crean is assembling a 2018 class full of homegrown talent.

Georgia received a commitment Monday from Tye Fagan, the third Peach State native to join Crean’s initial Bulldogs class.

“I’m grateful for the relationships I’ve built, but everybody wants to know where I’m going,” Fagan said on a video posted to social media. “I’ve thought about it and I keep coming back to the same conclusions, there ain’t no place like home.”

Fagan, who is the first player to commit to Crean at Georgia, is a 6-foot-3 guard from Thomaston, Ga. who had previously committed to Middle Tennessee State, but received his release upon Kermit Davis’ departure. The three-star recruit also had offers from Mississippi, Georgia State and Xavier, among others.

The Bulldogs previously signed top-150 forward Amanze Ngumezi (Savannah, Ga.) and three-star forward JoJo  Toppin (Norcross, Ga.), both of whom initially committed to Mark Fox’s staff.