I recently wrote an article about how Patrick Ewing has had an increasingly difficult time coaching at his alma mater and how the Hoyas have a challenging season ahead of them. Having your entire 2018 recruiting class transfer out of the program is definitely extremely difficult to recover from. However, in this article I look to shine hope upon Georgetown fans by introducing them to the 2020 recruiting class.
The 2020 recruiting class is highlighted by 4-star Power Forward Jamari Sibley from Oak Hill Academy. Sibley will undoubtedly be a major part of rebuilding Georgetown basketball. Standing in at 6-foot-8, Sibley is described as a three level scorer who can also handle the ball well for his position. He will be a PROBLEM for opposing teams. As he continues to develop and put on muscle, Jamari SIbley has the potential to be a force in the Big East for the next four years.
The next player is Tyler Beard, a Chicago native that Georgetown fans should be very excited to watch. Beard is a high flying point guard who is listed as a 3-star recruit. You may recognize the name from when he was featured on SportsCenter this past February for dunking over an opponent. He fell out of the national prospect rankings in his junior season after gaining a lot of attention in his freshman and sophomore season. This was primarily due to figuring out how to play alongside new teammate DJ Steward, who happens to be a McDonald’s All American and a Duke commit. Instead of choosing the easy route and transferring Beard’s coach said that he “was committed to finishing what he had started.” Tyler Beard remained at his original High School, fought through adversity and had a phenomenal senior year. This mentality is something Georgetown fans will be able to enjoy for years to come.
While this recruiting class is certainly headlined by Jamari SIbley and Tyler Beard, the Hoyas also landed 3-star guards Kobe Clark and Dante Harris. Clark is a product of St. Louis, Missouri while Harris will be coming to DC from Morristown, Tennessee. The Hoyas will also be joined by Arkansas grad-transfer Jalen Harris. Harris will be looked upon as a leader to the younger players and will provide Georgetown with experience that they otherwise lack.
Obviously this is all pending that Ewing’s players choose to stay in the program and not bail like past recruiting classes. If Patrick Ewing does a better job of retaining talent he has a chance to turn this thing around.