Well folks, here we are again. I know, I promised that I wouldn’t write another (jinxing) post about a recruiting announcement, but due to travel—and the optimism flowing after BreakdownHoya’s terrific recent catch-up on Georgetown Hoyas recruits—I wanted to be prepared.
After the commitment of graduate transfer Don Carey (with two years of eligibility) earlier this week, and the reclassification and deferment of Tyler Beard a month ago, Patrick Ewing and staff appear to have three scholarships available for 2021.
Here are the two guards announcing over the next couple days:
Jordan Riley will announce on Instagram tomorrow (Friday, potentially at 10 AM) according to TheNextProspect.
Tune in tomorrow on our Instagram for Jordan Riley’s college decision.— TheNextProspect (@TheNextProspect) July 23, 2020
It will be a great day for Long Island sports. https://t.co/861DE14deN
Expectation is Long Island guard Jordan Riley will be committing to a Big East school tomorrow. Not a given it will be St. John's. #sjubb— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) July 23, 2020
BreakdownHoya wrote about Riley:
Jordan Riley, 6’4 (NY)
Ranking: #136 per Rivals
Jordan Riley joins Malachi Smith and Khalil Brantley as top guards in the state of New York being recruited by Georgetown. Riley possesses jump-out-the-gym athleticism, is a fairly talented shooter and has a tremendous knack for defense. He is the type of player where you seriously shake your head wondering how he isn’t at the very least a consensus top-50 guy. Riley is set to announce his college decision this Friday, and most of the buzz lately has been around St. John’s.
List: Georgetown made Riley’s top five along with St. John’s, Florida State, Kansas and UConn.
Four-star guard Bensley Joseph will announce on Monday at noon.
Four-star guard Bensley Joseph will make his college decision on Monday at 12pm EST, he tells @Rivals.— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) July 23, 2020
Down to a final five: Boston College, Georgetown, Marquette, Miami and Providence. https://t.co/0NnIPItF2N
Prediction: Miami— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 23, 2020
Bensley Joseph set to announce Monday | Zagsblog https://t.co/Xj0hq2Jje8
BreakdownHoya wrote about Joseph:
Bensley Joseph, 6’1 (MA)
Ranking: #92 per 247Sports Composite
Joseph is known as a two-way player that excels on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Coach Ewing recently completed a Zoom call with Joseph and his family.
List: Georgetown made Joseph’s top five along with Providence, Miami, Marquette and Boston College.
Perhaps one or both or these guys become Hoyas. Georgetown really hasn’t won with a big announcement since ... L.J. Peak in 2013?
Not to be too pessimistic, but there are still a lot of talented kids guys in the class of 2021 who Georgetown has offered (h/t LCPolo18).
At the very least, the commitments of these two prospects will allow Ewing and his staff to adjust time and resources accordingly with the multitude of other 2021 top targets.