Georgetown has three committed players in the 2015 class, Marcus Derrickson, Jessie Govan and Noah Dickerson. These are all good players that can make an impact on both offense and defense. Other than 2015 five star Ivan Rabb, who took an unofficial visit to Georgetown last Tuesday, and Georgios Papagiannis who was offered just this past week, at this point the Hoyas recruiting priority has seemed to shift from big men to guards.
One of the top guards in the country they're targeting is 2015 Allonzo Trier. Trier holds offers from Georgetown, Kansas, Maryland, Louisville, Oklahoma, and the list seemingly grows each week as he has been one of the more impressive players in the country this spring on the EYBL circuit Trier has been one of the Hoyas top priorities at the guard position for awhile. Trier is an exciting player, he can score the ball in many ways and defenders cannot really stop him without having to fully deny the ball from him. When I had the chance to see him play in Hampton, he scored 30 points or more in all four games. He is really efficient and stays under control on the court. Currently, his Crystal Ball has Georgetown trending with 78 percent of the selections. Georgetown wants this kid to commit soon because he has the potential to bring so much to a team.
Dwayne Bacon is another one of Georgetown's targets because he is something just like Trier. Bacon recently announced he has made the transfer from Mckeel Academy to Oak Hill for his senior year. Bacon is a freak of nature because he can score, but the thing that amazes me about him is that he can get to the basket so easily and he is really smooth in doing so. He handles the ball really well and excites people with what he can do. Bacon has offers from Georgetown, Florida State, Louisville, Miami and Auburn among others. Since Bacon will be close to Georgetown now, it kind of gives them more opportunity for him to come to games and visit the campus just more than once. Once live period begins, expect the Hoyas to be in his ear a lot.
Josh Reaves is an interesting player and has been on the Hoyas radar for a long time. Kevin Broadus was at a lot of his games during the high school basketball season as Reaves plays with Hoya commit Marcus Derrickson at Paul VI in Fairfax, VA. Reaves can get to the basket, shoot the ball from the outside, play defense really well and plays hard on both sides of the ball. Reaves holds offers from Georgetown, Maryland, Temple, Villanova, Boston College, VCU, Wake Forest, and Penn State. The 247Sports Crystal Ball has him leaning towards Villanova, but only time will tell. During the high school basketball season, Villanova was also at a lot of his games.
Ray Smith is also an intriguing player though I have not yet had a chance to see him play in person. Smith is focused on academics, but he wants a school that also fits his style. He runs the floor really well, rebounds the ball really well, and is always around the glass. Smith recently cut his list and the schools that made the cut were Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Georgetown, Louisville, Oregon, Texas, UCLA, USC, and Wake Forest. Smith may surprise people and come out with a top 5 soon.
Georgetown has a good chance of landing a couple of these players and during the live period the staff will be on the road and talking to these recruits. Georgetown needs some guards to close out the class, and around the Peach Jam (July 16-20) expect these kids to commit or cut their lists.