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Two sign with Fox's Bulldogs

ATHENS, Ga. -- The UGA men's basketball program signed two commits Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA's early signing period.

Juwan Parker committed to UGA back in August.

Point guard J.J. Frazier and shooting guard Juwan Parker each officially joined the Bulldogs by sending national letters of intent to attend UGA and play next season.

Frazier is a point guard from Glennville, Ga., and Parker is a shooting guard from Tulsa, Okla.

247Sports has the 6-foot-4, 190-pound Parker as a three-star prospect and the nation's No. 128 overall prospect for 2013.

The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Frazier is also a three-star prospect and the nation's No. 162 overall prospect. He played his AAU basketball for the South Georgia Kings program from Hinesville, Ga. and is beginning his senior season at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici, Ga.

He averaged 26.2 points, 4.9 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game last season for the Crusaders, who won 33 games in 2012.

"J.J. is a quick and dynamic playmaking point guard,” UGA coach Mark Fox said. “He has the ability to create plays for himself and other people. I really like his natural instincts for the game.”

Parker is currently a senior at Booker T. Washington (Okla.) High School. He averaged 20.5 points and 9.4 rebounds as a junior at Washington, which won Oklahoma 5A state championships in his freshman and sophomore seasons, and was named the 2011 Player of the Year in his home state by the Tulsa World.

Parker’s older brother Jason starred at Tulsa from 2000-04 and was coached there by current UGA assistant Kwanza Johnson.

“Juwan is a very complete shooting guard,” Fox said. “His ability to shoot and score will be welcomed on the wing. I feel good about the versatility he will bring to that position for us.”

The signing of Frazier and Parker solidifies a Georgia backcourt that will lose seniors Vincent Williams and Sherrard Brantley after the 2013 season.

“We needed to add more backcourt players, and I am excited to add these two guards to our team,” Fox said. "Both are the type of student athletes who will be successful at UGA.”

The early national signing period, which began Wednesday, continues through Nov. 21.

UGA Sports Communications contributed to this story

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