Today is a good day for the Georgetown Hoyas as 6’3” Arizona State-transfer Jay Heath has reportedly received approval for his transfer waiver application. Heath is from Washington, DC by way of Boston College and Arizona State. Fans have been clamoring for the NCAA to provide some clarity on his two-transfer situation and it sounds like a positive resolution, with him missing only the two previous games against Coppin State and Green Bay.
The Undefeated Hoyas of Georgetown getting good news on this Casual Monday. https://t.co/8RnefS4D7o— Casual Hoya (@CasualHoya) November 14, 2022
Jay Heath represents another shooter, ball-handler, and defender for the Hoyas, as well as a veteran presence in his hometown. While we should probably wait until Heath actually plays to say it, it’s nice to have a roster win for GU, for once.
for reference point: Arizona St top 30 defense last and he drew Juzang/Mathurin assignments in back-to-back spots— Nolan (@NationWideNolan) November 14, 2022
Heath’s waiver approval was confirmed by Georgetown Athletics with a press release.
Georgetown announced Heath’s transfer in late April and folks immediately recognized his potential impact—if a transfer waiver went through.
Heath started 17 of 28 games for the Sun Devils and scored 10.6 ppg in 28.4 mpg. Heath made 46 out of 107 three point attempts last year (43%) and shoots about 38% through all three years of his college career.
Former Sun Devil guard Jay Heath headed back to the East Coast: Heath shot 42% from the field and 43% from long distance with that average from deep the best on the team. He also hit 74% from the line. https://t.co/q2yZe3nBtf— Sun City/SCW News (@SC_SCWNews) April 30, 2022
New Press Release from GUHoyas:
Jay Heath’s Waiver Approved by NCAA
WASHINGTON – Guard Jay Heath, a local product who went to then-Woodrow Wilson High School in the District, has been declared eligible by the NCAA to compete during the 2022-23 season. ON THE RECORD”I’m looking forward to having Jay Heath available for us. He is a talented player and another piece to our puzzle this season.” - Head Coach Patrick Ewing on Jay Heath
JAY HEATH (GUARD / 6-3 / 200)
- During the 2021-22 season, Heath played at Arizona State, ranking second on the team in scoring (10.6 ppg) and starting in 17 of 28 games played.
- The DC native scored in double figures 17 times for the Sun Devils, including a season-best 20 points on 4-of-7 shooting from distance in a 63-61 win over Utah (Feb. 26).
- Prior to his stint in Tempe, Heath spent his first two collegiate seasons with Boston College, pacing the Eagles in scoring (14.5 ppg) while averaging 33.6 mpg in his final year (2020-21).
- He posted five 20-point games during his sophomore season, including a career-high 28 points on 8-of-14 (56.3%) shooting from distance at Florida State (March 3, 2021).
- During the 2019-20 season, he averaged 13.1 ppg (2nd on team) with 26 games in double figures, including 15 straight to close the season.
The Hoyas remain at home for the third of its three-game homestand to open the season. Georgetown welcomes Northwestern to the District as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games. Tipoff on Tuesday, November 15 at Capital One Arena is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on FS1 with Brandon Gaudin calling the play-by-play and Dickey Simpkins providing analysis. Fans can hear the radio call of Rich Chvotkin, in his 49th season, locally on 99.1 FM and nationally on Sirius XM 384.
Arizona State transfer Jay Heath has committed to Georgetown! pic.twitter.com/6uIKEy0VcI— 336 Edits (@336edits) April 30, 2022
April Press Release by GUHoyas:
Hoyas Add Jay Heath to 2022-23 Roster
WASHINGTON – Georgetown University men’s basketball has announced the addition of Jay Heath to its 2022-23 roster. Heath was most recently at Arizona State (2021-22) and was previously at Boston College (2019-20, 2020-21). The 6-foot-3 guard is a native Washingtonian who played the final two years of his career at Woodrow Wilson High School.
ON THE RECORD
“We’re excited to bring in Jay Heath - he adds versatility and scoring. His experience and toughness will make him a key part of our team next season” - Head Coach Patrick Ewing on Jay Heath
“Georgetown was the right fit for me. More than anything, I wanted to get back home to DC and Georgetown and the coaching staff gave me the opportunity to do that. I’m part of a close family and it means a lot to me that I can see them more and be closer to my support system.” - Jay Heath on his decision to attend Georgetown
JAY HEATH (GUARD / 6-3 / 195)
- At Arizona State (2021-22) was second on the team in scoring (10.6 ppg), appearing in 28 games with 17 starts to his credit.
- The DC native scored in double figures 17 times for the Sun Devils, including a season-best 20 points in a 63-61 win over Utah on February 26, 2022.
- During the 2020-21 season, Heath was Boston College’s leading scorer (14.5 ppg) while averaging 33.6 mpg.
- Scored a career-high 28 at Florida State on March 3, 2021 with eight 3-pointers and posted five 20-point games during the 2020-21 season.
- During the 2019-20 season, he averaged 13.1 ppg (second on team) including 26 double-figure scoring games, including 15 straight to close the season.
- He set a Boston College freshman record with 65 made 3-pointers in 2019-20.
- At Wilson, he was named to the 2018-19 Washington Post All-Met First Team and was a two-time DCIAA First Team All-City selection as a junior and senior.
- As a senior, he averaged 14.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.0 steals per game.
- Helped Wilson capture its third-consecutive DCIAA Championship in 2019.
Congrats, Jay! HOYA SAXA!