Per The Athletic’s Michael Scotto, Georgetown center Jessie Govan had a workout with the New York Knicks.
The New York Knicks brought in Georgetown center Jessie Govan for a workout earlier this week. Govan, who was coached by Patrick Ewing this season, averaged 17.9 points and 10.0 rebounds for the Hoyas in his junior season. He declared for the draft without signing with an agent.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) May 9, 2018
In addition to his workout with the Knicks, Govan has also worked out with the Boston Celtics:
Jessie working out for the Celtics? *swoon* pic.twitter.com/X1CEj8GrrI— Aidan (@ARCurran_10) May 5, 2018
Also from Scotto in The Athletic is this piece on 5 NBA prospects with NY roots (which is excellent and you should all totally subscribe to The Athletic), with the relevant Govan blurb pasted below:
Story: NBA executives weigh in on 5 prospects with NY roots, including Texas' Mo Bamba, Kentucky's Hamidou Diallo (@hamidoudiallo), Arizona's Rawle Alkins (@Iam_RawleAlkins), Georgetown's Jessie Govan (@JGovan15) and St. John's Shamorie Ponds (@ShamorieP). https://t.co/diODSuMimB— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) May 4, 2018
4. Jessie Govan, center, 6-10, 270, Georgetown, Junior
Govan, a Queens Village native, was a former Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game participant who made big strides in his junior season at Georgetown. He improved his scoring by seven points per game (10.1 to 17.9) and doubled his rebounding (5.0 to 10.0) from his sophomore to junior season.
“I think he should go back,” an Eastern Conference general manager told The Athletic. “He really improved under Patrick Ewing. I don’t know if he gets drafted. Go back another year under the tutelage of Patrick and see if he can continue to improve his game.”
Ewing has worked with Yao Ming, Dwight Howard and other star NBA centers. Govan has the potential to be a rotational big man in the league, according to one general manager.
“Govan is a new age frontcourt guy who passes and shoots,” a Western Conference general manager told The Athletic. “He may be a second rounder.”
Of the five NBA personnel members polled for this story, one said he should remain in the draft, three said he should return to school, and one was undecided.
If you could advise Jessie Govan, what would you tell him?
This poll is closed
Remain in the NBA Draft
Return to Georgetown
Jessie has until May 30th to make a final decision as to whether to enter the NBA Draft or return to Georgetown for his senior season.