With the NCAA allowing recruiting activities to re-opening on June 1, it’s business as usual for Patrick Ewing and his staff.
To many Georgetown Hoyas fans, the recruiting pitch is easy—come play for a Hall of Fame NBA legend, earn an unparalleled education at one of the most well respected academic institutions in the world, and experience a tradition of excellence, family, and social awareness led by the late John Thompson, Jr.
The top recruits will naturally want to flock to Washington, DC to hear first hand about the opportunities that await them. Still, it doesn’t hurt to have one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.
Will be a very important month of June for Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas. Will host five-star junior Nick Smith Jr. for an official, in addition, four-stars Tyrell Ward and Denver Anglin have set official visits up.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) May 12, 2021
I’d expect a handful of unofficial visits set too.
So far, Ewing and his staff have scheduled a few visits, with more coming:
- Tyrell Ward 2022 SF 6’7” - June 4 (official visit, local) (24/7, Rivals)
- Favour Aire 2022 C/F 6’11” June 7 (unofficial) (24/7, Rivals)
- Judah Mintz 2022 G 6’4” - June 8 (unofficial, local) (24/7, Rivals)
- Jalen Hood-Schifino 2022 6’5” G - June 9 (official visit) (24/7, Rivals)
- Rowan Brumbaugh 2022 G 6’4” - June 9-10 (OV, local) (24/7, VC)
- Nick Smith, Jr. 2022 PG 6’5” - June 11-13 (official visit) (24/7, Rivals)
- Ramel Lloyd Jr. 2022 F 6’6” (official) June 14-16 (24/7, Rivals)
- Chase Clemmons 2023 G 6’1” - June 15 (unofficial, planned) (24/7, Rivals)
- Jahnathan Lamothe 2023 6’4” G June 15 (from Baltimore) (24/7, Rivals)
- Denver Anglin 2022 G 6’2”- June 21-23 (official visit) (247, VC, Rivals)
- Christian Watson 2022 SF 6’6” - June 23 planned (24/7, VC)
- Malik Olafioye 2023 PG 6’2” - planned unofficial (24/7, VC)
- Rodney Rice 2022 G 6’4” - tentative plans (24/7, Rivals)
- Cam Whitmore 2022 6’6” SF - expected but no news (24/7, Rivals)
- Tom House 2022 6’6” F - scheduling a visit (VC, story)
Here are some links:
A four-star prospect who currently ranks No. 112 overall in the 247Sports 150 for the class of 2022, small forward Tyrell Ward is racking up high major offers. The versatile wing [plays] at Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha who runs the with the New World grassroots...
Georgetown: “They’ve been recruiting a lot of guys in the area and that’s good. I already love Georgetown and have wanted to maybe go there since I was a kid so that could be a dream come true. Patrick Ewing is the one that calls me and he offered me.”
Ward’s progression has been gradual, but steady. He was a football player at first and only started taking basketball seriously after hitting a growth spurt that saw him sprout from 5-foot-4 to 6-foot-2 in middle school. Breaking through at DeMatha is very difficult, but Ward wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I feel like it’s not really difficult to me. I really love the experience,” Ward stated. “Coach Jones makes it tough on us. I wouldn’t want a coach that makes it easy on me. I like when a coach gives me a challenge. At first, I wasn’t playing a lot. So I had to put my nose in the dirt and just work”…
Schools such as Georgia, Seton Hall, Georgetown, LSU, and Virginia Tech are currently involved in Ward’s recruitment. What is he looking for in a college program?
“I like a school that plays at a fast pace. Let me play my game in the open court and do what I do.”
6’5 2022 #Rivals150 No. 48 Tyrell Ward (@daraghson_) of @NewWorldAAU (DC) has offers from South Carolina, Maryland, Georgetown, LSU, Georgia, Seton Hall, Indiana, Wake, Xavier, St John’s, etc..#AbsoluteBasketball @DeMathaHoops— Jamie Shaw (@JamieShaw5) April 11, 2021
While the now 6-foot-4, 180-pound point guard out of Northfield (Mass.) Mount Hermon has physically grown, he also has been calculated in his development, targeting specific areas in his game to continue improving. “Definitely my lateral quickness and my agility,” he said of what he has been working on recently. “I’m running in sand, running hills, doing a lot of lateral quickness drills, getting my release higher and my finishing.” When it comes to his game, Brumbaugh is a skilled and high IQ point guard, who can impact the game in multiple ways.
“I’m a true point guard who is a winner and makes winning plays,” he described of his game. “I know who to get the ball to, what call to make and if we need a bucket I can get one.” …
“Georgetown: They let their guards go. They play fast, of course great academics and it’s close to home so good things about that school.”
His coach John Carroll added that, “Rowan is a great point guard, manager of tempo, and players. His high IQ allows him to see the opportunities in the game that other players miss. He knows what calls to make, who needs touches and wants to make the winning plays for the team.”
When asked about a date for committing, Brumbaugh said, “I want to be comfortable and be completely sure when I do it. I want the best fit academically, athletically, and socially, so when I find that, I’ll be able to make a decision. But for now, I just want to continue to improve and work on my game.”
5⭐️ junior Nick Smith Jr. will talk with Kentucky’s John Calipari and his staff this Friday, he told @Stockrisers. The Wildcats are squarely in the mix with the talented prospect out of Arkansas, who has scheduled visits to Auburn, Kansas, and Georgetown.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) May 17, 2021
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He’s currently a four-star prospect in the 247 Sports Composite rankings and the 26th-best player in the country. Known for his ability to score the basketball, he is able to fill it up from all three levels of the floor, and he also consistently gets to the free-throw line. Smith has good size for the position at 6-4, and uses that length to his advantage on both ends of the floor. Add in solid athleticism, the room for growth as a playmaker, and he could become one of the best shooting guards in the country.
4⭐️ junior Denver Anglin has locked in a handful of visits for this summer, he told @Stockrisers. They include the following:— Jake (@jakeweingarten) May 19, 2021
- Providence: June 4-6
- Northwestern: June 7-8
- Stanford: June 11-13
- Georgetown: June 21-23
Will unofficial to UConn on June 17th. pic.twitter.com/csDbNqZ912
Anglin gives you a very nice combination of skill and being vocal. He’s always one of the loudest players on the floor but also brings you elite skills on both ends of the floor. Speed, great playmaker, can score on all levels, and is also a very capable defender. I’d expect him to add more muscle before his departure to college, but, he has thrived and is deserving of much more attention.
This summer, he will play his AAU basketball with the NY Renaissance. I expect him to create tons of buzz playing with them this Spring and summer, and only time will tell. Anglin has extremely high hopes for this Rens team, saying that they all believe they could go on a run and win Peach Jam this summer.
“It helped a lot,” he said of his development process. “I’ve been training with pros like Shelvin Mack and Tony Delk. Tony helped me with my shot a lot this summer. Shelvin helped me with being a true point guard, before I was a scorer and so we did pick-and-rolls every single day, learning to read the defense and stuff. Those were the biggest things that I worked on.” “I do whatever the coach needs me to do to win,” Clemmons added of his game. “If you need me to score then I can score, if you need me to facilitate then I can facilitate but the thing I do best is scoring.”
2022 Christian Watson of St. John’s/Team Durant has heard from the following programs over the last week:— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) October 11, 2020
Providence (Offered last week)
Talented 6’7 wing will emerge on the national scene this winter as an athletic perimeter shotmaker. pic.twitter.com/g6TeqEjkkK
Blue-chip prospects such as Keels and Fudd saw their prospects mostly unaffected by the recent changes to recruiting. For prospects outside of that strata, much of recruiting has been determined by preexisting relationships or fresh tape from the past year. College recruiters have been unable to attend high school games of any kind; the “dead period” that was first implemented in March 2020 has been extended eight times. The entire recruiting process — discovering a player, forming a relationship, visiting a campus — has been conducted over the phone or on Zoom.
“It’s a lot of calls, every single day,” said St. John’s forward Christian Watson, a three-star prospect in the Class of 2022. “Some of the schools that are recruiting me I’ve never met in person. It will be weird seeing them for the first time after talking for months.”
We’ll continue to monitor but, of course, always check out our friend LCPolo’s recruiting and transfer spreadsheet to track all the action.
2022 Judah Mintz of Team Durant/Oak Hill Academy has locked in an unofficial visit to Georgetown for June 8th.— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) May 25, 2021
The 6’4 guard is coming off a productive performance at the Hoop Group Southern Jamfest. pic.twitter.com/yWZTpCP4Ie
2023 prospect Malik Olafioye has his June unofficial visits in the works. He told @Stockrisers he’s expected to visit Georgetown, Ohio State, Florida State, Arizona, and Arizona State all of the unofficial capacity this month.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) June 1, 2021
He averaged 28 points and five assists per game.
@OlafioyeMalik had a great weekend! Definitely stood out and showed why he one of the best in the country!!!! @_proinsight @PaulBiancardi @WhosNextHS @VBScoutU @HankampScott @BankHoops @madehoops pic.twitter.com/CCkn3u9lgm— Olumide Olafioye (@Ceo_Lum) April 26, 2021
Stockrisers believes Rodney Rice will visit Georgetown, reiterating his tentative plans from last month.
Virginia Tech will host Top-50 junior Rodney Rice for an unofficial visit today, he told @Stockrisers. The Hokies just hired Rice’s high school coach from DeMatha, Mike Jones.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) June 1, 2021
UConn, Maryland, Louisville, Georgetown, and Alabama could also host Rice for visits at some point.
High 4⭐️ junior Cam Whitmore has scheduled several unofficial visits, he told @Stockrisers:— Jake (@jakeweingarten) June 1, 2021
Villanova: June 11th
Pittsburgh: June 12th
Penn State: June 13th
Whitmore will begin his first official visit to #Maryland on June 4th, through the weekend.
2023 G Chase Clemmons is scheduled for June 15:
“Georgetown is a great school and to have a chance to be recruited by a legend like Pat Ewing himself, would be great. I think I would learn a lot from a coach like him because he has already done what I want to reach with this basketball journey so I think that would be great.” https://t.co/ijPSYXBoCE— Philadelphia Hoyas (@PhillyHoyas) June 1, 2021
2022 #Rivals150 No. 32 Jalen Hood Schifino tells me he has 4 upcoming OFFICIAL visits set #AbsoluteBasketball— Jamie Shaw (@JamieShaw5) June 2, 2021
Tennessee, June 5
Georgetown, June 9
Pittsburgh, June 16
Indiana, June 28
6-foot-5 from Montverde (FL) Academy and Team CP3 (NC) EYBL
WATCH https://t.co/SNZcmge0QV pic.twitter.com/HcccCsUZ9X
Five-star sophomore Jahnathan Lamothe has scheduled several visits for June, he told @Stockrisers:— Jake (@jakeweingarten) June 3, 2021
Rutgers: June 9th
Georgetown: June 15th
Pittsburgh: June 17th
VCU: June 23rd
Talented combo guard who holds many Power Five scholarship offers.
Georgetown (June 15)- “The relationship with Georgetown is definitely getting better since they offered me. I’ve had the chance to speak with them and they’ve also reached out to my AAU coaches like Coach Wayne [Pratt] and Dwayne Wise. Coach Akbar [Waheed] has been reaching out to my mom a lot just telling her that the coaching staff loves my game and that the head coach Patrick Ewing feels like I can fit in with their style of play.
UPDATE 6/4: Christian Watson 2022 SF 6’6” tells @hoyas.nation (IG) that he will take an unofficial visit to Georgetown on June 23rd.
Tom House (@tjhouse03) tells me that he will be taking visits to Oral Roberts, Furman, Mercer, and Rutgers.— jake lieberman (@jakelieberman2) June 4, 2021
He’s also in the process of scheduling a visit to Georgetown too.
Ohio offered today.
Top-50 junior Ramel Lloyd Jr. has scheduled officials and an unofficial visit, he told @Stockrisers.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) June 4, 2021
Oregon: June 5-7
Georgetown: June 14-16
Nebraska: June 18-20
Arkansas: June 22-24
USC unofficial visit: TBD.
Rowan Brumbaugh is on campus today.
Georgetown will have an official visitor on campus today as four-star junior Rowan Brumbaugh will begin his visit with Pat Ewing and the Hoyas today, he told @Stockrisers.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) June 9, 2021
Jalen Hood-Schifino visited the other day.
2022 Top-30 Prospect Jalen Hood-Schifino on his Georgetown visit. pic.twitter.com/M0cFo8re7i— Tipton Edits (@TiptonEdits) June 8, 2021
Judah Mintz visited on 6/8.
Nick Smith Jr. will be visiting this weekend. He plans to make an announcement on November 20, 2021.
Official visits for Nick Smith Jr. Who will announce Nov. 20— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 9, 2021
Alabama (June 1-3)
Auburn (June 4-5)
Georgetown (June 11-13)
Kansas (June 20)
Oklahoma (Sept. 17-19)
Arkansas (Oct. 15-17) https://t.co/tXk6VSP9U9