So, with the start of the 2020-21 college basketball season (allegedly) only two months away, and expiration of the two-week on-campus quarantine for the basketball team, now is the perfect time to take another look at some of the newcomers on the Georgetown Hoyas squad.
There have been a couple changes since we looked at the expected roster in May, but there still appears to be some very good competition for minutes at several positions.
Some fans may be concerned with a situation where 7+ players are added coming out of a quarantine summer-workout schedule, but most expect Patrick Ewing to step on the gas pedal and use a deep bench.
Even with shortened season preparation time, individually this group of freshman may be better prepared for a number of reasons, but chiefly: “toughness.”
- Dante Harris (G) 6’
- Jamari Sibley (F) 6’8”
- Kobe Clark (G/F) 6’6”
- T.J. Berger (G) 6’4”
- Collin Holloway (F) 6’6”
Looks like Tyler Beard's deferral cost Georgetown about 20 spots in the 2020 recruiting rankings, but I'm still excited about this group of 5 coming in. Need some tough guys on defense. https://t.co/xCWKHOFJLL pic.twitter.com/OHYvsckm4b— Philadelphia Hoyas (@PhillyHoyas) July 20, 2020
Latest Georgetown pod is up!— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) May 21, 2020
Corey Evans from https://t.co/M6P5Sd45TV (@coreyevans_10) stopped by to go over the Hoyas top recruiting targets in the 2021 class.
Also: how does Evans describe the 2020 class?
Ep 53 of Kente Korner is up cc @CasualHoyahttps://t.co/d8b8CaD4t5
Toughness can go a long way in the BIG EAST, and it certainly can’t hurt Ewing’s hopes to (finally) improve the defense.
Evans had a lot more to share in a discussion that should be listened to by all diehard fans, but here are some quick thoughts from Evans’ recruiting desk on the freshmen:
Harris played on Bobby Maze’s AAU team and brings a humble outlook and terrific work ethic. However, the hopeful optimism of whether he is as fast as his videos portray will only linger until game #1!
Evans said that “Jamari Sibley is very skilled, giant, 6’8” small forward.”
Hoyasaxa18 wrote for Casual Hoya that:
At 6’8” with a long and lean build, Sibley runs the floor extremely well and is a good finisher with both hands at the rim. He is a quick leaper and will often look to dunk when he gets an opportunity. Later in his high school career, he has shown flashes of a diverse skill set, with a nascent face-up game and a willingness to use a turnaround jumper from the mid-range.
His jump shot is a work in progress, but he is a willing shooter who gets good rotation on the ball.
Sibley had an injury last season Strength will come as Sibley develops. His shot-form looks decent and one can easily see Sibley’s shot improving under the tutelage of Coach Crouch.
“Kobe Clark is an explosive wing-forward,” said Evans.
Kobe Clark looks big, strong, and ready to play. When Clark committed, Hoyas fans were excited about this posterizing dunk (and still are).
Here are some other highlights:
Collin Holloway joined up in June, after Evans’ appearance on Kente Korner. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward from Louisiana can play wing and post. His strengths are said to be his rebounding, moving without the ball, and driving from the wing.
Here are some highlights from late last year:
Evans said that “T.J Berger brings some balls skills and shot-making.”
Berger’s shot looks like it comes from a little low for the liking of some older fans, but it is consistent and quick, e.g., as part of the “new style.” The son-of-a-coach has played plenty of point guard but told Ewing he’s ready to play any of the 1-3, where of course there will be some ball-handling duties.
Tyler (T.J.) Berger chose Georgetown after de-committing from Penn, but this PA kid appears to have solid talent. In a respectable league, on a powerhouse Westtown team, Berger was named first-team All-Friends School League as a junior, as well as his senior year. We’ll see!
More on transfers and returning athletes to come.
Be sure to check the Scholarship Table and start memorizing these guys’ names today!