Galen Alexander, a 6’6” wing out of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana has committed to Georgetown.
Galen is a 6’6” Small Forward who is currently playing for Jones County Junior College (fun fact, former Hoya center Tyler Adams used to be an assistant coach there a few years ago but had no overlap with Galen). At Lafayette Christian Academy (high school), Alexander averaged 16 points and 6 rebounds per game.
Galen was a 4 star recruit ranked 79th by ESPN and and 123rd/135th by 247 in the class of 2017 (ranked the No. 14 small forward and No. 62 prospect overall in the 247Sports Composite), and he picked LSU (recruited by then assistant coach Robert Kirby, now at Georgetown) over schools like Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Vanderbilt, USC, Oklahoma, Marquette, and many others. He was AAU teammates with Josh LeBlanc according to former Hoya Darrel Owens.
After his commitment to LSU, head coach Johnny Jones was fired and Will Wade was hired, but Galen stayed committed to LSU. Galen played in 9 games for LSU his freshman year before taking a leave of absence from the team for the rest of the season with the intent to transfer on January 29, 2018. There’s no details about why this happened, although there was an incident in June 2017 where he and a few other teammates allegedly shot paintballs at pedestrians on campus.
Galen enrolled at Jones County where he has played about 25 minutes per game shooting 53% (36% from three) for 17.7 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game. Georgetown coaches went to see him back in September, then again in February when they gave him a scholarship offer. He also had offers from West Virginia and Wichita State.
He is immediately eligible to play next season and has 2 years of eligibility left. Alexander will fill a need on the roster next season for an athletic wing that can get buckets after the departures of Kaleb Johnson and Greg Malinowski.
Welcome to the Hilltop, Galen Alexander!