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Noah Dickerson Asks for Release from Florida: Hoyas Back in the Mix?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Noah Dickerson, a Top 50 power forward in the Class of 2015 and former Hoyas commit, has formally requested his release from Florida following the departure of Billy Donovan to the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.

Dickerson had committed to Georgetown in May 2014 but had decided to re-open his recruitment just two months later. Though the reasons behind that decision have never fully become clear, it's possible that Georgetown's recruitment of recent Cal commit and fellow forward Ivan Rabb might have rubbed Dickerson the wrong way.

Originally from Atlanta, Dickerson transferred to basketball factory Montverde Academy in Florida, a program that was established by current Hoyas assistant coach Kevin Sutton.  Prior to his initial commitment, Georgetown had been recruiting Dickerson for some time, and the native Georgian seemed likely to come to the Hilltop. In an early interview about his recruiting, Dickerson noted, "I’m really good family friends with Dikembe Mutombo and he called them about me."

Though at this point the Dickerson-Back-To-Georgetown Train is still very much in the station, what I can tell you is that sources have told me that there are more than just whispers out there that are linking Dickerson to Georgetown once again.  The Hoyas have one scholarship to fill ahead of the 2015-16 season.

We'll see what happens.