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Georgetown Hoyas Recruiting Update: Class of 2019

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After seeing the impact of Coach Patrick Ewing's 2018 recruiting class over the first five games of the season, let's take a moment to check in on the status of Georgetown's 2019 recruiting efforts. It's been over three months since the last recruiting update, and a lot has happened since then.

Players committed to Georgetown: 2

Name

Position

Rating

Status

Malcolm Wilson

C

3*

Signed Letter of Intent

Timothy Ighoefe

C

NA

Signed Letter of Intent

Last week Malcolm Wilson, a 3-star 6'10" center from South Carolina, became Georgetown's first recruit of the 2019 class to sign a letter of intent. In addition, 6'11" center Timothy Ighoefe from Nigeria has also signed his letter of intent to Georgetown for the class of 2019. The commitments of Wilson and Ighoefe leave the Hoyas with up to 3 more scholarships for the 2019 recruiting class.

To fill those 3 remaining scholarships, we can first look to the 9 players that have explicitly expressed interest in Georgetown.

Players with interest in Georgetown: 9

Name

Position

Rating

Interest

Akok Akok

PF

4*

Final 5 / Official Visit

Cole Anthony

PG

5*

Final 6 / Official Visit

Damion Baugh

PG

4*

Official Visit

Myron Gardner

SF

3*

Official Visit

Kenyon Martin Jr.

SF

3*

Final 8

Tyrese Samuel

PF

4*

Final 4 / Official Visit

Terrence Shannon Jr.

SF

4*

Final 5 / Official Visit

Qudus Wahab

C

4*

Final 5 / Official Visit

Brandon Weatherspoon

SG

2*

Final 4

These players have either included Georgetown in their cut lists, or they have taken an official visit to Georgetown. For background information, an unofficial visit is where a recruit pays their way to visit a school, and a recruit can take as many of these as they want and schools can accept as many of these as they want (for example, many Midnight Hoya Madness recruiting visits are unofficial visits by local recruits). An official visit is where a recruit and their parents get a 48 hour trip to visit a school paid for by the school. Recruits only get to take 5 official visits during their senior year of high school, and schools can only host 28 official visits over a rolling 2 year period. So if a recruit takes an official visit, that typically means there is mutual interest between the school and that player.

Over the past three months, Georgetown has hosted 7 official visits and has 2 more scheduled this month. The biggest recent news is that Cole Anthony, a consensus 5-star rated top 3 overall ranked guard who has included Georgetown in his top 6 schools, will be taking an official visit to Georgetown this upcoming weekend. Additionally, Tyrese Samuel, a 4-star power forward from Canada, has recently said that he plans to take an official visit to Georgetown later this month. And in other recent news, it was reported that Akok Akok, a 4* power forward that had an official visit in October, is now deciding between Georgetown, UConn, and entering the NBA draft early.

There are also 8 players who have received scholarship offers from Georgetown, but have not formally indicated to what extent they are still considering the Hoyas.

Players with Georgetown offers: 8

Name

Position

Rating

Josaphat Bilau

PF

3*

Karim Coulibaly

PF

3*

Carl Lewis

PF

4*

Chol Marial

C

4*

Clarence Nadolny

PG

2*

Seth Pinkney

C

3*

Lester Quinones

SG

4*

Damerius Wash

SG

2*

If you want more details about any of the 129 players in the class of 2019 that Georgetown has expressed interest in, or any of the players that Georgetown has reached out to in future recruiting classes, you can directly view my recruiting tracker. As always, I will caveat that all of the information here and in the tracker is based on what has been shared publicly in articles and social media, so there could be some missing or inaccurate information included.

With the early success of Georgetown's 2018 recruiting class, hopefully Coach Ewing and his staff will continue to build another strong recruiting class by getting a couple more 2019 commitments over the next few months. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and cross your fingers that Cole Anthony enjoys his Jack the Bulldog bobblehead at the Hoyas game this weekend!

Stay Casual, my friends.