Georgetown Kills the Portal With Its Backcourts Additions
It’s going to be difficult for Georgetown to struggle more than it did last year, especially with what they added to the transfer portal. The Hoyas went 0-20 in Big East play with only two games being decided by one possession. It was rough but don’t expect another winless season in the nation’s capital.
The Hoyas return Qudus Wahab, and bring in five other transfers but two intrigue me over all. That is former Duquesne guard Primo Spears and former Arizona State/Boston College guard Jay Heath.
Spears was arguably one of the best freshmen in all mid-major basketball last season. Averaging 12.7 points per game, Spears was only the fifth freshman in Duquesne history to lead the team in scoring. He also led in the percentage of minutes played and assist rate. The ultimate point guard.
He showed just this in DC last season, including one game in the arena where Georgetown plays. On March 2nd against George Washington, Spears scored 25 points and dished six assists in 52 minutes. A week later in the A10 Tournament against Rhode Island at Capital One Arena, he scored 30 points and dished five assists in 40 minutes. That means in two games in DC, Spears averaged 27.5 points, 5.5 assists and 46 minutes played. Insane stuff.
Also, complimenting him at the point guard position is Jay Heath. Heath has averaged double-digit points in all three seasons he’s played college basketball and against some good competition.
In his first college game at Boston College, he scored 18 points against Wake Forest. The next season, he scored 20+ points five times against ACC opponents. He didn’t do as well scoring this past season for Arizona State but still good enough to average double digits and be one of the best three-point shooters in the country, shooting 43% from behind the arch.
Pair this all together with the 2021 Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player in Dante Harris and you will be hard-pressed to find a better group of point guards in the country.
Patrick Ewing killed this transfer cycle.