Class of 2021 3-star G Jordan Riley has committed to Georgetown. Patrick Ewing and staff have added the super athletic 6’4” 185-lb shooting guard from New York (Brentwood HS, NY Lightning AAU).
Well, of course one of Ewing’s biggest recruiting pickups is named Jordan. Of course.
Ranked 136th in his class by Rivals, Riley chose Georgetown over BIG EAST rivals St. John’s and UConn, as well as Kansas and Florida State.
We’ll be there Friday for Jordan Riley’s announcement.— TheNextProspect (@TheNextProspect) July 20, 2020
Stay tuned... pic.twitter.com/i0PWyjAneg
Earlier in the week all signs seemed to point to Mike Anderson keeping the the local kid home at St. John’s but whispers began to pickup that it was coming down to the end a two horse race with Georgetown. The chatter really began to increase on Thursday when several recruiting analysts such as Corey Evans at Rivals changed their predictions from the Red Storm to the Hoyas.
Despite averaging 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists per game en route to being named Newsday’s Suffolk Player of the Year for the Suffolk Class AA champions, Riley hasn’t been able to crack the Top 100.
Coaches are taking notice to Jordan Riley (2021) from Brentwood NY. He’s not in the top 150 ????? These recruiting services need to cut the politics out and take notice. Trust you eyes people ..... this is what a NBA player looks like in high school pic.twitter.com/yuYydcJTVK— Sam Rines (@CoachSamRines) May 7, 2020
The Long Island product was poised for a breakout summer on the Nike EYBL circuit but the coronavirus has limited him to home workouts and zoom calls with potential suitors.
Riley is the first New York native not named Jessie to commit to Georgetown out of high school this century. The last two New York kids to end up Hoyas were, you guessed it, Jessie Govan and Jessie Sapp.
After Riley’s announcement, 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 two scholarships available for 2021.
Hoyas fans can now dream of adding the son of a Georgetown legend to go along with Beard, Riley, and at least one more top recruit from the class.
Welcome to the Hilltop, Jordan! HOYA SAXA!