In a bit of a surprise, 4-star 6'5" small forward L.J. Peak has committed to Georgetown. Peak, ESPN's 54th ranked prospect in the Top 100, had narrowed his list to Georgetown, Florida State and South Carolina and it was widely expected that Peak would choose South Carolina especially after cancelling his scheduled visit to Georgetown just last week.
Peak played his freshman and sophomore years at Gaffney (SC) and transferred to Whitney Young in Chicago for his junior season. He had transferred back to Gaffney for his senior season, spurring rumors that he would commit to the homestate Gamecocks. However, Peak had other ideas:
2014 Gaffney HS wing LJ Peak has committed to South Carolina— Glenn Elrod (@GCRivalsGlenn) July 2, 2013
Now Peak has committed to Georgetown. Hat switcharoo.— Glenn Elrod (@GCRivalsGlenn) July 2, 2013
Peak leaves the pro USC crowd in complete silence as he changed to a Georgetown hat— Glenn Elrod (@GCRivalsGlenn) July 2, 2013
"Georgetown is a school that will help me get to the league. It's a better fit for me." -Peak— Glenn Elrod (@GCRivalsGlenn) July 2, 2013
Peak said he made the decision to commit to Georgetown on Sunday night— Glenn Elrod (@GCRivalsGlenn) July 2, 2013
VIDEO (via @Hoyas247):
Think this kid is ready to play in the Big East after pulling a switcheroo in front of his home fans?
Peak is the 13th best small forward prospect in the country and joins Isaac Copeland and Tre Campbell in Georgetown's impressive Class of 2014. Georgetown's main focus now in the Class of '14 is on a big man, and with Copeland and Peak in the fold as the frontcourt of the future, the staff can zero in on top 5 center Elbert Robinson, who has already visited Georgetown and has the Hoyas high on his list which includes Louisville and Ohio State.
Georgetown will enter the July scouting period with 3 commits. One of the major targets remaining is 6'10 big man Elbert Robertson from TX.— Chase Brooks (@DMVBBallScoop) July 2, 2013
Highlights of Peak are below:
Welcome to Georgetown, L.J Peak!
Pic by @GCRivalsGlenn