Well, it was only a matter of time that the Georgetown Hoyas, after going 0-19 in conference play, would lose a player or two to the transfer portal and here we are. Georgetown has announced three players are entering the transfer portal: C Timothy Ighoefe, F Jalin Billingsley, and G Tyler Beard.
Timothy Ighoefe almost became the rare senior to make it 4 seasons of playing under Ewing.— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) March 30, 2022
So far Blair and Pickett are the only guys to do so.
Malcolm Wilson will technically be a senior in 22-23 but he didn't play at all his frosh season
Timothy Ighoefe, currently a junior, has the most games in a Georgetown jersey for active players with 60 games and 21 starts under his belt. According to sports-reference.com, Ighoefe averaged 2.8 points per game and 5.7 rebounds in 15.6 minutes per game last season.
The 7-footer from Lagos, Nigeria always had the NBA-ready body but was did not make the jump after his minutes nearly doubled this year. He started 20 of 24 games (14 BIG EAST games) as a hand injury caused him to miss several games, some of which overlapped a program COVID pause. Big Tim’s personality will be most missed.
Learn more about Timothy Ighoefe, who has signed his letter of intent to attend Georgetown University! The Nigerian is a product of the #NBAAcademy Africa. Congratulations, Timothy https://t.co/bkhvliemcD pic.twitter.com/jqk4XflZQ6— NBA Africa (@NBA_Africa) November 22, 2018
Freshman Jalin Billinglsey, 6’8”, played 30 games and averaged 10.8 minutes. Billingsley scored 2.1 points per game and grabbed 1.8 rebounds. He made 21 of 58 two-pointers (.362) and shot 3 for 13 (.231) from three for the season.
Billingsley’s size and athleticism had fans believing his ceiling is high.
The Hoyas finished an alley-oop?! Riley to Billingsley! pic.twitter.com/Fn0knnFiIw— Hoya Saxual (@Hoya_Saxual) November 20, 2021
Tyler Beard, a 6’2” freshman guard from Chicago, played 20 games and got two starts this season. Beard averaged 3 points per game in 12.3 minutes over the season and had 19 assists in 18 BIG EAST games (208 minutes).
Beard was a fan favorite as a solid backup point guard with some highlight dishes. There were calls at times by fans to play Beard more as frustrations with the season grew.
Attrition of the roster was somewhat expected after a tough season and some differences of opinions. Of course, rumors of adding transfers that a new assistant coach has prior connections with may not help with concerns of earning playing time.
It sounds like there had to be some transfers, and fans were going to be disappointed no matter who decided to leave. Time will only tell if allowing these three to leave will be the correct moves.
The current 2022-23 roster is expected to look like this:
5 Timothy Ighoefe 6-7 250 C Sr. Lagos, Nigeria / NBA Academy Africa
- 31 Wayne Bristol Jr. 6-7 205 G Sr. Upper Marlboro, Md. / St. Thomas More School (Conn.) Howard
- 32 Malcolm Wilson 6-7 205 C Sr. Columbia, S.C. / Ridge View
- 2 Dante Harris 6-7 170 G Jr. Washington, D.C. / Lakeway Christian Academy [Tenn.]
- 23 Collin Holloway 6-7 220 F Jr. Baton Rouge, La. / Port Allen
- 24 Kobe Clark 6-7 180 F Jr. St. Louis, Mo. / Vashon
- 0 Aminu Mohammed 6-7 210 G So. Temple Hills, Md. / Greenwood Laboratory School [Mo.]
3 Tyler Beard 6-7 180 G So. Chicago, Ill. / Hargrave Academy [Va.]
4 Jalin Billingsley 6-7 225 F So. Cleveland, Ohio / Lutheran East
- 12 Jordan Riley 6-7 195 G So. Brentwood, N.Y. / Brentwood
- 21 Ryan Mutombo 6-7 252 C So. Atlanta, Ga. / The Lovett School
- Incoming freshman Denver Anglin 6-2 G from New Jersey
- Incoming freshman D’Ante Bass 6-7 F from Savannah, Georgia
- 10 Chuma Azinge 6-7 183 G Sr. San Marino, Calif. (walk-on)
- 55 Victor Muresan 6-7 190 F Jr. Potomac, Md. (walk-on)
Press Release from Georgetown Athletics:
Ighoefe, Beard and Billingsley Enter Transfer Portal
WASHINGTON – Georgetown University men’s basketball players Timothy Ighoefe, Tyler Beard and Jalin Billingsley entered the NCAA transfer portal on Wednesday.
In three seasons, Ighoefe appeared in 60 games with 21 starts to his credit. The 7-foot junior center averaged 2.6 ppg and grabbed 4.1 rpg over his career.
Beard played in 30 games, starting two, and averaged 3.0 ppg. The 6-foot-2 freshman guard dished out 1.3 apg and grabbed 1.4 rpg.
Billingsley appeared in 30 games. The 6-foot-8 freshman forward scored 2.1 ppg and grabbed 1.8 rpg.
Best of luck to Tim, Tyler, and Jalin.