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Jessie Govan Selected to Play in Reese’s College All-Star Game

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Press release from Georgetown:

WASHINGTON – Georgetown University center Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y. / Wings Academy) was selected to play in the 2019 Reese’s College All-Star game, as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Tuesday. Govan will play for the East All-Stars and will be coached by former NBA standout Nate Robinson.

The annual game features 20 of the most outstanding senior players in NCAA Division I. It will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network on Friday, April 5 at the US Bank Stadium at 3:30 p.m. as part of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Minneapolis.

Joining Govan on the East All-Stars is Vasa Pusica (Northeastern), Matt Morgan (Cornell), B.J. Stith (Old Dominion), John Konchar (Fort Wayne), James Palmer, Jr. (Nebraska), Jarrell Brantley (Charleston), Ahmad Caver (Old Dominion), Cameron Jackson (Wofford) and Devontae Cacok (UNC Wilmington).

The West All-Stars include Chris Clemons (Campbell), Corey Davis, Jr. (Houston), Galen Robinson, Jr. (Houston), Nick Perkins (Buffalo), Drew McDonald (Northern Kentucky), Josh Sharma (Stanford), Jordan Murphy (Minnesota), Cameron Young (Quinnipiac), Barry Brown (Kansas State) and Shizz Alston, Jr. (Temple). The West All-Stars will be coached by Jason Terry.

Govan was named Second Team All-District 5 by the NABC, First Team All-District II by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), All-BIG EAST First Team and a top-five finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. He led the Hoyas with 17.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game, shooting nearly 50.0 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from downtown. He added 1.2 assists and 1.2 blocks per game as well. Govan was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll nine times this season.

Govan concluded his career at Georgetown ranking 12th all-time in scoring (1,664), seventh in rebounding (842) and 11th in blocked shots (140).

Georgetown closed the 2018-19 campaign with an overall record of 19-14. It was the program’s 13th overall appearance in the NIT and the first postseason bid of second-year Head Coach Patrick Ewing’s tenure. Govan was the 26th Hoya is program history to garner All-BIG EAST First Team accolades and the first since 2014-15.