The 2017 recruiting cycle is about to get underway.
The three main sneaker circuits will all kick off this weekend.
The evaluation period(s) for college coaches at certified events are as follows:
While July serves as perhaps the most important time in recruiting as it leads towards the fall and official visits/commitments start to take shape - the April evaluation period will be critical for the new Georgetown staff. Head Coach Patrick Ewing will begin to evaluate and create a list of targets.
The following list is a group of potential targets that may make sense based on location (DMV, NY/NJ, Carolinas and Boston area - areas Ewing and staff figure to have pull).
2018 Guards -
Immanuel Quickley - 5*. Bel Air, MD - Adidas Team BBC. Quickley is the big fish on the local scene and word is Ewing has already reached out.
Prentiss Hubb - 4*. Washington DC - DC Premier on Under Armour circuit. Hubb is a well known commodity locally at Gonzaga HS.
Markquis Nowell - 4*. Harlem, NY - NJ Playaz for EYBL. Small guard with Big East interest.
Noah Locke - 4*. Baltimore, MD - Team Melo on the EYBL. Visited Georgetown this winter. Interest from all over.
Montez Mathis - 3*. Essex, MD. John Carroll HS. Rutgers, St. John’s, Minnesota interest/offers.
Wynston Tabbs - 3*. Suitland, MD. Penn State, Rutgers offers. Breakout season at St. Mary’s Ryken. Will be featured on Team Takeover.
Tre Wood - 3*. Washington, DC. Team Takeover. St John’s College HS. Iowa, UCF, St. Joe’s offers.
Brendan Adams - 3*. Hanover, MD. Calvert Hall College. Holds Cincinnati offer. Team Melo on the EYBL.
Shandon Brown - 3*. Roxbury, MA. BABC AAU for EYBL play - Patrick’s old AAU squad.
David Duke - 3*. Ashburnham, MA. Considered a Providence lean.
Eric Ayala - 4* Wilmington, DE. We-R-1 AAU. Syracuse, Uconn, Maryland after him.
Jahvon Quinerly - 4* Jersey City, NJ. Top 30 player. St. John’s and Villanova after him hard.
Jalen Carey - 4* New York, NY. Team Playaz. Seton Hall, UConn and most northeast schools involved.
Tavon Jones - 3*. Linden, NJ. Seton Hall, Rutgers.
Johnathan Kabongo - 3*. Huntington, WV. Team Melo on EYBL. Louisville, Indiana, Va Tech interest.
Jordan Walker - 3*. New York, NY. Seton Hall out in front.
Atiba Taylor - 3*. Spring Valley, NY.
Elijah Weaver - 4*. Oldsmar, FL. Long list, Georgetown had shown interest.
Devon Dotson - 4*. Charlotte, NC. Perhaps Patrick has ties in Charlotte. Georgetown had shown interest here as well.
Cle’Von Greene - 3*. Williamsburg, VA. Re-classified to 2018. Will run with Boo Williams during EYBL. Va Tech and NC St interest.
Rasir Bolton - 3* Virginia Beach, VA.
Will Dillard - 3*. Greensboro, NC
Zion Williamson - 5*. Spartanburg, SC. Well, he has been on campus. It’s worth trying to say hello.
Keldon Johnson - 5*. Well know by now, brother Kaleb on the Hoyas. Boo Williams on the EYBL.
Brandon Slater - 4*. Team Takeover. Paul VI. Louisville, Miami and Maryland heavily involved.
Kiyon Boyd - 4*. Washington, DC. Former teammate of Antwan Walker at Woodson HS. Could be major addition and a good way to start for Patrick.
Cameron Reddish - 5*. Team Final (PA) for EYBL. Elite player but perhaps worth a shot. Duke, UK.
Demetrius Mims - 3*. Baltimore, MD. Prior Georgetown interest.
Mezie Offurum -3*. Rockville, MD. Georgetown Prep. Maryland, Rutgers, Syracuse, VA Tech interest.
Isaiah Mucius - 4*. Far Rockaway, NY. Well know prospect among Big East schools.
Ricky Lindo - NR. DC Public league player at Woodrow Wilson. Recently offered by Harvard. Georgetown and Maryland have shown interest.
Bryce Golden - 4*. Sharpsburg, MD. Team Takeover.
Sidney Wilson - 4*. Bronx, NY. Brewster Academy.
Isaiah Kelly -3*. Karl Hobbs (perhaps a new staff member?) had just visited on Rutgers’ behalf.
AJ Reeves - 4*. Chestnut Hill, MA. Mass Rivals. Uconn and Providence involved.
Cormac Ryan - 4*. Milton, MA. Academic schools involved.
Nate Laszewski - 3*. Northfield, MA. New England Playaz.
Cole Swider - 3*. Barrington, RI. BABC. Xavier, BC, Creighton, Uconn involved.
Louis King - 4*. Burlington, NJ. Big Time talent. Kentucky involved.
Luther Muhammad -4*. Jersey City, NJ. Seton Hall and St. John’s in early.
Samba Diallo - 3*. Sparta, NJ.
John Newman - 3*. Greensboro, NC. Team CP3 during EYBL. ACC interest. Father played with Ewing on the Knicks in the late 80’s.
Justin Winston - 3*. West Orange, NC. DePaul, Minnesota, Penn St, Rutgers involved.
Jaylen Hoard - 4*. High Point, NC. Wake Forest, Kansas, Cal, Providence.
Aaron Wiggins - 4*. High Point, NC. Arizona, Cal, Maryland, Virginia.
Khalid Moore - 4*. Jamaica, NY. Archbishop Molloy HS. Louisville, Miami, Rutgers, St. John’s.
Jeenathan Williams - 3*. Rochester, NY. Marquette, Georgia Tech, Providence. Albany City Rocks on EYBL Circuit.
Frankie Policelli - 3*. New Hartford, NY. Syracuse interest.
Matt Cotton - 3*. Newark, NJ. Playing for Team Final on EYBL circuit. Rutgers, Miami, Virginia Tech, West Virgina interest/offers.
Jahbril Price-Noel - 2*. Canadian import. Spent time at John Carrol HS. Now attends Prep School in Maine. Will run with Expressions out of Boston, MA for EYBL.
Saddiq Bey - 2*. Washington, DC. Breakout year at Sidwell Friends.
David McCormack - 4*. Big man from Virginia and at Oak Hill. Prior Georgetown interest.
Shareef O'Neal - 5*. Shaq’s son. Georgetown interest with prior staff. Ewing relationship helpful? Cal Supreme on EYBL.
Moses Brown - 5*. Jamaica, NY. Archbishop Molloy HS. Dad said he preferred Georgetown last year. Big time recruit.
Hameir Wright - 4*. Albany, NY. Syracuse, Miami, Villanova and a host of schools. Prior Georgetown interest. Will be with the PSA Cardinals on EYBL circuit.
Nate Roberts - 3*. Bel Air, MD. Brewster Academy. Prior Georgetown interest. Team Melo for EYBL.
Jalen Smith - 5*. Baltimore, MD. Team Takeover. Considered a Maryland lean.
Jermaine Harris - 3*. Upper Marlboro, MD. Rugged local kid. Cincinnati, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Providence. DC Premier on Under Armour Circuit.
Dimon Carrigan - NR. Cambridge, MA. Likely going to reclassify into 2018. Will play on BABC for EYBL. 2017 Public Player of The Year in Massachusetts - at Patrick’s old HS, Cambridge Rindge & Latin. Outplayed Shareef O’Neal in a match-up this season in HS ball.
Emmanuel Umoffia - 3*. Putnam, CT. 7’1 project.
Naz Reid - 5*. Roselle, NJ. Kansas, St. John’s, Kentucky and others.
Valdir Manuel - 4*. Elizabeth, NJ. Seton Hall, Rutgers, Temple.
Savior Akowovo - 3*. Jersey City, NJ. Rutgers, Seton Hall.
Martin Mann - NR - Groton, MA. Will play with BABC during EYBL. Younger brother of Terrence at Florida St. Mom played for the Hoyas.
Simisola Shittu - 5*. Vermont Academy. Originally from Canada. Long list. CIA Bounce on the EYBL.
Lukas Kisunas - 3*. Brewster Academy. Originally from Lithuania.
Marcus Littles - 3*. Philadelphia Native. Big East/A10 interest.
Arashma Parks - 3*. White Plains, NY. Now in high school in Springfield, MA.
Joel Mensah - 3*. Troy, NY. Making EYBL debut with NY Lighting.
Laquill Hardnett & Anthony Higgs - NR- Baltimore, MD. Perry Hall HS teammates and both will be on Team Melo on the EYBL circuit.
It’s also worth keeping an eye on what progress is made on the 2019 class. More names to monitor:
Cole Anthony - 5*. New York, NY. PSA Cardinals for EYBL. Son of former knick and ex-teammate of Ewing’s - Greg Anthony.
Justin Moore - 4*. DeMatha HS product. Usual suspects lurking: Notre Dame, Maryland, Xavier.
RJ Blakney - 3*. St Maria Goretti HS in Hagerstown, MD.
Anthony Harris - 4*. Paul VI Hs. Will be the only 2019 running with Team Takoever U17. Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia Tech early suitors.
Taelon Martin - 4*. Springfield, MA. Mass Rivals AAU (Adidas). Uconn, Providence interest.
Bryce Willis - 4*. New Rochelle, NY. Stanford an early contender, academics might matter.
Al-Amir Dawes - 4*. Newark, NJ. NJ Playaz for EYBL. Seton Hall, Minnesota, DePaul early interest.
Joshua Pierre-Louis - 3*. Roselle, NJ.
Paul Mulcahy - 3*. NJ Playaz for EYBL. Early offers from Rutgers, SMU, Virginia Tech, BC.
Johnathan McGriff - NR - Local product at Bishop McNamara HS. Prior Georgetown contact.
James Bishop - NR - Mt. St. Joseph’s HS. Team Melo.
Jay Heath - NR - Arlington, VA. Bishop O’Connell HS.
Isaiah Stewart - 5*. Rochester, NY. Albany City Rocks for EYBL. Perhaps Ewing’s best chance to make an early splash in 2019. Georgetown a perceived favorite. Wears 33 due to Ewing, father is from Jamaica.
Scottie Lewis - 5*. Super talent from New Jersey. Team Rio on Under Armour circuit. Georgetown interest/contact with prior staff.
Bryan Antoine - 5*. See above.
Marvin Price - 4*. Baltimore, MD. Patterson HS. Va Tech, Kansas St and Maryland interest.
Sharif Kenny - 4*. Highly thought of local player from Bishop O’Connell. Prior Georgetown contact.
Aundre Hyatt - 4*. White Plains, NY. Now at Miller School in Virginia. Will play with Boo Williams during EYBL.
Maxwell Lorca-Lloyd - 4*. Brooklyn, NY. Attending high school at Northfield Mount Hermon. Playing with PSA Cardinals for EYBL.
Idan Tretrout - 3*. Brooklyn, NY. Attending Wilbraham and Monson Academy. A10 type interest so far.
Ismael Massoud - 3*. Bronx, NY. Oregon, Stanford, Wake Forest interest.
Preston Santos - 3*. Warrick, RI. Expressions Elite AAU.
Precious Achiuwa - 5*. Bronx, NY.
Kahlil Whitney - 4*. Chicago native who found his way to NJ for this past year. St. John’s, Syracuse, Seton Hall interest.
KVonn Cramer - 4*. Wilmington, Delaware. Villanova, Temple interest.
Marcus Watson - 3*. NC native and Team CP3 for EYBL.
Jamal King - 3*. Prior Georgetown interest from Goldsboro, NC.
Makhi Mitchell & Makhel Mitchell - Well known siblings from Bishop McNamara and DC Premier AAU club. Prior staff thought to be positioned well.
Chol Marial - 5*. Elite talent, prior Georgetown contact. At Cheshire Academy in CT.
EJ Jarvis - 3*. Washington, DC. Sidwell Friends HS. Georgetown, Louisville, Maryland, Syracuse interest.
Jason Murphy - 3*. Owings Mills, MD. Attended several games this past season.
Karim Coulibaly - Laurel, MD. St. Vincetn Palotti HS. Maryland, Georgetown, Virginia interest.
Oscar Tshiebwe - 4*. Originally from the Congo, now at Mountain Mission HS in Virginia.
Armando Bacot - 4*. Richmond, VA. Prior Georgetown contact. Virginia Tech working hard for him. Played with Antwan Walker on Team Loaded.
Qudus Abolaji - 3*. Ashburn, VA. Virginia Academy. Virginia Tech, Clemson, Rutgers.
Kofi Cockburn - 4*. Middle Village, NY. Christ the King HS. Cincinnati, Minnesota, Providence, Syracuse, Uconn.
Aidan Igiehon - 4*. Woodmere, NY. St John’s, Syracuse, Uconn.
Tariq Ingraham -4*. Wilmington, DE. Maryland, Temple, Villanova.
DJ Burns - 4*. Rock Hill, SC. Not far from Charlotte and Georgetown had been in prior contact.
So, there are some names. Feel free to throw in any and we’ll try to keep this updated as things progress.