Top-rated 5-star recruit Cole Anthony has extended his college decision all the way to the spring and has kept the Hoyas in the final four along with Notre Dame, Oregon, and North Carolina. Hopefully he needs no further introduction around these parts, but the gossip that he’s headed to UNC has been firmly... hinted... against?
Greg Anthony... why you wear that? pic.twitter.com/vp2O25xbx9— Bhaskar Sunkara (@sunraysunray) April 19, 2019
In the 24 hours since his decision date has been announced, Greg Anthony, Patrick Ewing’s long-time friend and teammate and recent radio guest, has twice rebutted the huge assumption that the Tar Heels are the destination for his son! Cole Anthony is in Las Vegas for the Jordan Brand Classic this weekend but his decision is coming soon...
The annual Jordan Brand Classic, the last big prep all-star event, will be played this weekend at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas...
The most interest, however, will probably be in one of the players who has yet to commit. Oak Hill Academy guard Cole Anthony, the No. 1 combo guard in the country and No. 4 player overall according to 247Sports, will lead the ‘Home’ team. Anthony is the top uncommitted prospect in the country and there is a good chance he will be at UNC in the fall. Anthony, the son of former NBA guard Greg Anthony, posted on his Instagram that he will be announcing on Monday in New York.
As a reminder, Cole Anthony is good. Cole Anthony is very good. And no Hoya fan wants to get their hopes up because he is the level of talent that a Georgetown fan is used to not matching ideals with (e.g., potentially one-and-done).
UNC, with their notorious paper-only classes, often attracts atheletes who may not be looking to supplement their academic credentials before turning pro. Georgetown draws smarter athletes (and Aunt Becky-style fraud, right Gordie?).
The most optimistic Hoyas fans believe that Cole Anthony would fit quite well with current Hoyas personnel, namely James Akinjo and Mac McClung. Fans see plenty of opportunities in the back-court, especially considering how the defensive efforts of the BIG EAST schedule almost required Coach Patrick Ewing to start Jagan Mosely as the “3” over Jamorko Pickett for the final handful of games. Three guards is a very firm option in 2019:
Here's a FINAL FOUR Lineup:— LaurasProminentPlay (@prominentplay) March 27, 2019
G: Cole Anthony
G: James Akinjo
G: Mac McClung
F: Josh LeBlanc
C: Omer Yurtseven
[Jagan Mosely, Jamarko Pickett, et al]#HoyaSaxa
It’s both scary and exciting for Georgetown to be involved with Cole Anthony’s recruitment in April. With one scholarship left this late in the game the coaching staff has not been shy to looking at Juco recruits, graduate transfers, and late 2019 LoI-escapees.
Any half-decent fan can tell you that the Hoyas are bringing in Qudus Wahab, Timothy Ighoefe, Malcolm Wilson and junior college transfer Galen Alexander next season.
Accordingly, Georgetown is both in great shape and in desperate need of the best guard in the country. Just another recruiting season ...
Cole Anthony take note. Never know https://t.co/rR24oLeGyY— William licamele (@WilliamLicamele) April 19, 2019
Best of luck to Cole.
The Hoya family is waiting...