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Jessie Govan Commits to Georgetown

Class of '15 top 100 4-star center Jessie Govan has committed to Georgetown.  Govan chose Georgetown over UConn, Syracuse, Ohio State and others.

Govan joins forwards Marcus Derrickson and Noah Dickerson as Georgetown's Class of 2015 recruits, forming a monster frontcourt that harkens back to the days of Big Man U.

From ZagsBlog:

"What made him choose them now was him, his parents and everybody was sold on their development and the history of the big guys, the centers they've had in the history of the program," Dingle told by phone. "They were pretty much sold on that and it was hard to overlook.

"And they have a need for a center. They don't really have any centers after this year, so there's an opportunity to come in and play early. And it's not too far from home, in the Northeast."

Govan, averaging 15 points and almost 5 rebounds on the Nike EYBL circuit, visited Georgetown two weeks ago and came away impressed.

"The visit went very well," he told "Coach [John] Thompson and [coach Tavaras] Hardy did a great job. I got to see the campus, play with the team, see the campus life. We went to the Verizon center, got to see the arena. I had a great talk with John Thompson II, as well, and that was very cool. All in all, it was a great visit."

Govan fills a need for Georgetown, which will lose Joshua Smith and Mikael Hopkins after this coming season from an already-thin low post rotation. Govan, Derrickson and Dickerson join a deep stable of front-court players in the 2014 and 2015 recruiting classes, which also includes Isaac Copeland, Paul White, and Trey Mourning. Those players will compete for minutes, but each offers a unique skill set, with Govan being the true center the school has lacked for quite sometime.

With Govan, Derrickson and Dickerson on board, Georgetown still has two scholarships open for 2015, assuming Mourning is on scholarship rather than a walk-on. The Hoyas likely will now focus their remaining recruiting efforts on the perimeter, where the staff has been courting Allonzo Trier, Dwayne Bacon, Bryant Crawford, Terance Mann, Ray Smith, Joshua Reaves, and others.

Welcome to the Hilltop, Jessie Govan.

Hoya Saxa.