Georgia becomes latest school to have former players on NFL, NBA and MLB championship teams
Georgia has been sending players to the pros a lot lately, and not just in football.
In fact, as the 2020 NBA Draft approaches, a former Bulldog — Anthony Edwards — could end up being the No. 1 overall pick.
As things stand right now, Georgia has a player on each of the current NFL, NBA and MLB championship teams after the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a World Series victory on Tuesday.
Those players are:
- Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G, Los Angeles Lakers
- Alex Wood, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
Wood pitched 4 innings in relief during the World Series and didn’t allow a run. Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin (not the Florida AD) praised Wood’s continued involvement in the Bulldogs’ program:
“He’s connected with our players, he’s connected with everyone here still, he loves Athens, and it’s not rare to see him in an interview and he’s wearing something Georgia,” Stricklin said in an SEC release. “It’s visibility. Everybody in the baseball world was watching last night in Game 6 and he throws a gem, he throws two great innings.
“It’s great for recruits, it’s great for our alums to see it and our fans to see it.”
Vanderbilt had players on all 3 title-winning teams in 2017 and 2018, while Florida accomplished the feat back in 2013.