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Bryant Crawford, Skal Labissiere Visit Georgetown This Weekend

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The Georgetown Hoyas will host a pair of highly touted official visitors this weekend in Gonzaga (DC) PG Bryant Crawford and Lausanne Collegiate School (TN) PF Skal Labissiere.

John Thompson III watched Crawford play earlier this week to start the recruiting period.

While the Hoyas would undoubtedly accept commitments from both prospects, the argument can be made that Bryant Crawfordis a must-get recruit for Georgetown to help bolster what would be a thinning backcourt by the time these 2015 prospects would step onto a college campus as freshmen.

As we know, Hoyas head coach John Thompson III was in the District this past Tuesday, the first day of the recruiting period, to watch Crawford play in person at a Gonzaga Purple Eagles open gym. Prospects notice who is in attendance in these open gym settings and JTIII further showed how he, and the staff, feel about Crawford as a recruit by making sure there was a noticeable presence in the gym the first opportunity they had to do so.

Crawford has previously mentioned how he has strong relationships with class of 2015 commitments Marcus Derrickson, his Team Takeover EYBL teammate, and Jessie Govan.

In addition, he's had very positive things to say about the 2014 recruiting class that is now on campus at the Hilltop as he is very familiar with, fellow Team Takeover product and WCAC alum, Tre Campbell.

Heading into his senior year at Gonzaga, Crawford has made a point of playing more like he will at the next level. By increasing his level of consistency on the floor Crawford's productivity should also improve as taking better care of the basketball and making the right play when it is available will ultimately make his job easier as a floor general.

Currently, the Hoyas have separated themselves from the pack a bit in terms of Crawford's Crystal Ball predictions as Georgetown is trending with 45% of the picks to this point.

Skal Labissiere is another big time prospect that will be on campus this weekend for an official visit.

The native of Haiti has one of the more amazing stories of any player in the 2015 class, or most levels of basketball for that matter, as he came to America after surviving the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked the region in January of 2010.

Labissiere is a big time talent that the Hoyas have shown much interest in.

Within eight months of that earthquake, Labissiere had moved to America to attend Evangelical Christian School in Tennessee, which is where he began to make waves as a basketball recruit.

Labissiere, will not be allowed to play high school basketball as a senior due to transfer restrictions. Prior to leaving for Lausanne Collegiate School the five-star prospect took part in spring practices with Evangelical Christian School rendering him ineligible under TSSAA rules.

Should an appeal not be filed, and subsequently approved, Labissiere would miss his second straight season of high school basketball as he was forced to sit out his junior season due to injury.

Labissiere has gone on the record saying the city of Memphis feels like a second home to him and that the hometown Tigers are his leader in mid-July.

Georgetown is certainly high on the skilled big man's abilities having made a point of being a presence for a number of his games during the July live period. While it would seem that the Hoyas have a lot of work to do to close the gap, Memphis has received 85% of the 27 Crystal Ball predictions for Labissiere at the time of this article, a strong official visit to the Hilltop this weekend could help their cause.

Highlights of Crawford and Labissiere can be found here.