VCU transfer Jalen Deloach has a new home, and will be suiting up and taking the court as a Georgia Bulldog next season.

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Deloach, who is a Georgia native and played for Berkmar High School, just an hour away from UGA. The power forward had received offers from Penn State, Florida State, California, Wake Forest and St. John’s before deciding to head back to his home state.

It might be home, but it was the Georgia coaching staff that influenced Deloach’s decision to transfer to GA the most.

“I chose Georgia because I believe in the plan that Mike White and his staff have for me. They recruited me the hardest throughout this whole process and I felt like it was home here. I’m ready to put Georgia basketball back on the map and make a big run inside the NCAA tournament next year and also win a SEC Championship.”

As a freshman at VCU in 2022, Deloach appeared in 31 games with one start. In his debut season, Deloach averaged 4.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game, while shooting 58-of-99 from the floor. The power forward also blocked 27 shots, third-most on the VCU team.