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PORTAL WATCH: Ighoefe, Beard, Billingsley Enter the Transfer Portal

Three players expected to leave the Georgetown Hoyas

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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, 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, 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.

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.

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:

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.

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Best of luck to Tim, Tyler, and Jalin.