Well, we all knew it would happen. Something had to give. Patrick Ewing and his staff are adding two transfers and five freshmen, so there must have been some roster news coming. TJ Berger has entered the transfer portal and will be leaving the Georgetown Hoyas.
Georgetown's TJ Berger has entered the transfer portal.— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) April 21, 2021
This loss hurts more for development than in the short-term. Never short on confidence in his shot, Berger looked to be gaining confidence in his ballhandling.
Berger played 1 (abbreviated) year for Georgetown and had 69 minutes total. He will likely be remembered best for his pregame drills with Coach Crouch.
Best part of the Georgetown-DePaul game so far: pic.twitter.com/rGGHEhmANc— Philadelphia Hoyas (@PhillyHoyas) February 27, 2021
Berger will also be remembered for his smooth shot, especially two three pointers in the home win over St. John’s in December.
Berger is reported to be very education-minded as he de-committed from Penn to play for Georgetown. However, this may be the best course for him as a student-athlete.
Frankly, shooting guard minutes will have tough competition next season with Donald Carey expected to return and additions in transfer Kaiden Rice and incoming guards Jordan Riley and Tyler Beard. Even with a three-guard offense, Aminu Mohammed is expected to play high minutes as a third guard at the wing.
TJ Berger is from the Philadelphia area and his father Seth is coach of basketball powerhouse Westtown School, as well as the founder of the sneaker/apparel company And1.
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Last month, Georgetown lost Qudus Wahab to the transfer portal, but no one from the team else had left. Seniors Jamorko Pickett and Jahvon Blair are considered to be moving on to professional careers, as is grad transfer Chudier Bile, with a bonus year of eligibility left, under current rumors.
Here is what the roster is expected to look like, as of now:
- Donald Carey GRAD G 6-5 (1 yr, plus bonus year left) *maybe returning
- Kaiden Rice GRAD G/F 6-7 (bonus year left) (committed 4/17)
- Tre King SR F/C 6-9 (1 yr, plus bonus year left) *new transfer
- Timothy Ighoefe SO C 7-0 (2 yrs, plus bonus year left)
- Malcolm Wilson RS-SO C 7-0 (3 yrs, plus bonus year left)
- Dante Harris FR G 6-0 (3 yrs, plus bonus year left)
- Jamari Sibley FR F 6-8 (3 yrs, plus bonus year left)
- Collin Holloway FR F 6-6 (3 yrs, plus bonus year left)
- Kobe Clark FR F 6-4 (3 yrs, plus bonus year left)
- Aminu Mohammed G/F 6-5 (incoming freshman, 4 years of eligibility)
- Ryan Mutombo C 6-11 (incoming freshman, 4 years of eligibility)
- Jordan Riley G 6-4 (incoming freshman, 4 years of eligibility)
- Jalin Billingsley F 6-8 (incoming freshman, 4 years of eligibility)
- Tyler Beard G 6-1 (incoming freshman, 4 years of eligibility)
- Jaden Robinson WO-JR G 6-3
- Chuma Azinge WO-SO G 6-3
- Victor Muresan WO-FR F 6-10
With these 2020-21 Georgetown players moving on, one way or another:
- Chudier Bile GRAD F 6-7 (only bonus year left) *believed to be going pro
- Jahvon Blair SR G 6-4 (only bonus year left) *believed to be going pro
- Jamorko Pickett SR F 6-9 (only bonus year left) *believed to be going pro
- Jalen Harris GRAD G 6-2 (likely only bonus year left) *no rumors to return
- Qudus Wahab SO C 6-11 (2 yrs, plus bonus year left) (entered transfer portal 3/25)
- T.J. Berger FR G 6-4 (3 yrs, plus bonus year left) (entered transfer portal 4/21)
Simple wins. Players need to be first class in their footwork, shot mechanics and ability to move without the ball. There’s no shot @GeorgetownHoops guard TJ Berger can’t make and that all comes back to his mastery of fundamentals. #jdgbasketball #shootersshoot #hoyasaxa pic.twitter.com/BOppPofr6O— Jonathan Guarente (@jdgbasketball) August 10, 2020
Good luck to TJ in the future. We wish him the best.
UPDATE: Berger is headed to San Diego.
Former Georgetown grad assistant/video coordinator Martin Bahar is an assistant at San Diego— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) April 28, 2021
Bahar was with the Hoyas from 06-09 then followed Sydney Johnson to Princeton and Fairfield - dobo & assistant at both stops
Strong Hoyas connection here