Following an 82-59 loss at Charlotte to open the season, Coppin State travels to D.C.’s Capital One Arena for a Tuesday night battle with Georgetown.
Both head coaches in Patrick Ewing and Juan Dixon have heavily restructured their rosters this past offseason with some major transfer additions. Prior to an 8:30 pm ET tipoff, let’s take a look at each program’s top portal prospects and what we can expect from them in this power-5 vs mid-major matchup.
Primo Spears – Joins the Hoyas from Duquesne after averaging 12.7 PPG, 2.5 RPG, and 3 APG as a freshman leading the Dukes in scoring, assists, and minutes played while earning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors on three separate occasions last season.
Akok Akok – A former top-100 prospect who arrives in Washington D.C. following three seasons at UConn managing just 4.2 PPG and 3.9 RPG while battling injuries but also providing a conference-leading 2.6 BKPG during his freshman season.
Qudus Wahab – After receiving his transfer eligibility waiver back in August, Wahab returns for a second stint at Georgetown having spent his first two seasons at the Hilltop before joining Maryland and averaging 7.7 PPG and 5.6 RPG for the Terrapins last year.
Bryson Mozone – The 2021-22 All-Big South Second Team selection brings his high-flying offense to Georgetown having averaged 15.8 PPG, 5.7 RPG, and 1.3 APG to finish out his senior season at USC Upstate where he shot 39% from three across four seasons.
Jay Heath – While we still await a decision on the Washington D.C. native’s transfer waiver eligibility Heath will be one to keep an eye on this season for Georgetown having spent time at both Boston College and Arizona State where he averaged 12.5 PPG and 1.9 APG for his career.
Coppin State Eagles:
Sam Sessoms – Arriving following two seasons as the leading scorer at Binghamton earning AEC Rookie of the Year honors before another two seasons at Penn State, Sessoms is averaging 14.6 PPG, 3,4 RPG, and 3.3 APG for his career and even managed a 24-point performance in the Eagles opener.
Kam’Ron Blue – The 6-foot-7 guard joins having spent time in the NJCAA with Daytona State before singular seasons at both Mississippi Valley State and Fordham having averaged just 6 PPG, and 2.1 RPG but Blue has the ability to consistently create offensive mismatches for opponents.
Justin Winston – A former Atlantic 10 rookie standout, Winston spent two seasons under Mark Schmidt at St. Bonaventure and an additional season at Robert Morris averaging 8.7 PPG and 3 RPG in his lone seasons as a Colonial and managing 8 points in the season opener.