We have some strange scheduling news as the Georgetown Hoyas are reported to be included in the 2021 Wooden Legacy (Nov. 25 & 26) as well as the Orlando Invitational (Nov. 25, 26, & 28). Patrick Ewing’s team appears deep, but a split squad seems unlikely.
Sources: Georgetown will replace TCU in the 2021 Wooden Legacy. Hoyas will join a field that already includes USC, San Diego State, and St. Joe's.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 23, 2021
.@RealPitino and @IonaGaelsMBB have beefed up their schedule for 2021-22. The Gaels will play in the Orlando Invitational w/ Kansas, Dayton, Georgetown, Alabama and Miami— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 15, 2021
They will also face @SetonHallMBB in NY after playing last year at The Rock
Obviously, one of these multi-team events has a couple more heavy hitters with Kansas, Alabama, Miami, Dayton, and Iona. The other includes USC, San Diego State, and St. Joseph’s.
Georgetown is said to be replacing TCU in the Wooden Legacy, typically held in Anaheim California. The Orlando Invitational appears set for ESPN and Walt Disney World—as were the Thanksgiving plans of this humble blog contributor, if Spirit Airlines delivered on their promise of safety.
ESPN is deeply involved in each, so this may be a case of movement from one branch to another. Georgetown was involved with the Wooden Legacy in 2020 with UCLA, UVA, and Kansas until COVID-19 got in the way.
Folks close to the basketball program have relayed that the tweets about joining the Orlando Invitational were never confirmed, indicating that the news of Georgetown joining the Wooden Invitational is the likely bet.
Sources: Georgetown, USC, San Diego State, and St. Joe's to headline 2021 Wooden Legacy.https://t.co/IsfOue6wpo— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 23, 2021
This is a developing story.