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Patrick Ewing Rebuilds Georgetown Roster With Transfer Portal Supremacy

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Following a tough 2021-22 season in Washington D.C. for the Hoyas, head coach Patrick Ewing has been on the rebuild this offseason as he looks to return this Georgetown program to Big East contention and potentially nationally prominence. In search of doing so, Ewing; who entered the spring with just one starter from last year’s team still on the roster, has brought in seven transfer additions and added a high-impact freshman class that will all have a chance to help Georgetown back to the NCAA Tournament. 

Georgetown Transfer Additions:

Brandon Murray, LSU

10 PPG / 3 RPG / 1.9 APG

Jay Heath, Arizona State

10.6 PPG / 3.3 RPG / 1.8 APG

Akok Akok, UConn

3.4 PPG / 3.2 RPG / .3 APG

Bradley Ezewiro, LSU 

1.6 PPG / .9 RPG / 0 APG

Primo Spears, Duquesne 

12.7 PPG / 2.5 RPG / 3 APG

Bryson Mozone, USC Upstate

15.8 PPG / 5.7 RPG / 1.3 APG

Qudus Wahab, Maryland

7.7 PPG / 5.6 RPG / .4 APG

With that one returning starter being 2020-21 Big East Tournament MVP Dante Harris who won the award as a freshman, Ewing hit the transfer portal early to secure the names he wanted to fill out his roster.

In Murray and Akok, the Hoyas are getting a guard and forward respectively who are both former top-100 prospects with Power 5 experience and could possibly be day one starters. Akok in particular spent three seasons at UConn but struggled as a sophomore after a breakout freshman season while Murray burst onto the scene with LSU last season earning SEC All-Freshman honors. 

With the additions of Heath and Mozone, Ewing adds two veteran ball handlers starting with Heath, a Washington D.C. Native who was a starter for two seasons at Boston College and one at Arizona State averaging 12.5 PPG for his career at some high-major programs. While Mozone will join with his fifth year of eligibility after lighting up the Big South with 15.8 PPG on his way to a 2021-22 All-Conference selection.

Rounding out the seven are the young contingent in Spears and Ezewiro who transfer to Georgetown for their sophomore seasons, and senior center Wahab who is returning home to the Hoyas following one season at Maryland. And yet, we still haven’t even mentioned the incoming freshman class that Ewing has regarded with high praise which features four-star guard Denver Anglin and three-star forward D’Ante Bass.

After the announcement of Wahab’s return to Georgetown last night and an exit from the NBA Draft for last season’s leading Hoya scorer Aminu Mohammed potentially looming, here’s what we expect to see as next year’s starting five. 

TRP’s Projected Lineup for Georgetown:

Dante Harris, G

Jay Heath, G

Aminu Mohammed, G

Akok Akok, F

Qudus Wahab, C

 

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