Tre Campbell is headed to the Big East.
The 6-foot-2 2014 point guard from St. John College High School in Washington, D.C., committed to Georgetown.
“I have officially Committed to Georgetown University,” he Tweeted.
Campbell also considered Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Joe’s, La Salle, VCU, N.C. State and Xavier, Team Takeover coach Keith Stevens told SNY.tv. To read more of this story, click here
Georgetown sophomore Otto Porter Jr. is headed to the NBA Draft.
The 6-foot-8 Porter Jr. is projected as the No. 8 pick by DraftExpress.com.
He was named Big East Player of the Year and was also selected as a John R. Wooden All-American and was a finalist for the Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy.
“It was a tough decision. I love Georgetown, my coaches and my teammates,” Porter Jr. said. “I’m going to come back and finish up my degree, but during the season I’ve been trying to focus on the season. After the season, I started thinking about my decision and I spoke to my parents about it. I knew it was coming down to it, but my coaches, my teammates and my parents have helped prepare me for this next step.” To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — It should have been the championship game.
The magnificent game played between Syracuse and Georgetown Friday night inside an electric Madison Square Garden should have been the championship, a fitting coda to the end of the Big East as we know it.
The last one before Syracuse and Louisville and Pitt and Notre Dame are replaced in the new Big East by the Butlers, Xaviers and Creightons.
“This game was like a final game, this should’ve been the championship game,” Syracuse legend Dwayne “Pearl” Washington told SNY.tv courtside after the Orange avenged two losses to the Hoyas this season and prevailed, 58-55 in OT, in the semifinals. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — Jim Boeheim isn’t an NBA GM, but if he was he knows who he would pick in the upcoming draft.
Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr.
“If I’m picking, I pick him first in the draft,” Boeheim told a small group of reporters in the hallway at Madison Square Garden “I don’t even look at anybody else. I pick him first in the draft. I think he’s the best. I think he’ll be a great pro.” To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. and John Thompson III made a clean sweep of the major awards Tuesday at the Big East Tournament.
Porter Jr. was named Big East Player of the Year, while Thompson III is the Coach of the Year.
The 6-foot-8 Porter Jr. led the Hoyas to the Big East regular-season crown and was the only unanimous selection. In league games, he was second in the Big East To read more of this story, click here
By JACK LeGWIN
Special to ZAGSBLOG
John Thompson III has another versatile big man coming his way.
Isaac Copeland, a 6-foot-9, 205-pound junior forward out of the Miller School in Charlottesville, Va., committed to Georgetown on Sunday, the morning after he attended Georgetown’s 61-39 victory over Syracuse at the Verizon Center, a game that sealed the No. 1 seed in the Big East Tournament for the Hoyas.
“I chose Georgetown because I felt it was the right place for me,” Copeland told SNY.tv. “The tradition was one of the reasons, the feel of the campus, the academics and talking to the coaches also were factors that helped me make that decision.”
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As first reported by SNY.tv
, Georgetown forward Otto Porter, Jr.
was named unanimously to the All-Big East First Team and thus will be named the league’s Player of the Year on Tuesday.
The conference will also name Big East Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Tuesday.
In addition to Porter, Louisville placed two players on the first team, guard Russ Smith and center Gorgui Dieng. The other first team selections were Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley and Providence guard Bryce Cotton.
Porter, a 6-8 sophomore, led the Hoyas to the Big East regular-season crown and was the only unanimous selection. In league games, he was second in the Big East in scoring with an 18.1 average, fifth in rebounding with a 7.3 mark and tied for third in steals with a 1.8 average. He made 44.1 percent from 3-point range, which ranked second in the league.
Smith, a 6-0 junior, was second in the Big East in overall scoring, averaging 17.9 points. He was third in steals with a 2.0 mark. Dieng, a 6-11 junior, averaged 10.3 points and 10.1 rebounds in all games. In Big East play, he was the league rebounding champion with a 10.8 average and was second in blocked shots with an average of 2.8. To read more of this story, click here
Georgetown dropped from a 1 seed to a 2 seed on Joe Lunardi’s NCAA Tournament bracket after the No. 5 Hoyas lost to Villanova, 67-57, Wednesday night.
The Hoyas are now tied with Marquette and Louisville at 13-4 atop the Big East, and close things out with Syracuse at home on Saturday.
Lunardi also moved Villanova — which got 20 points from Brooklyn’s JayVaughn Pinkston — up to the “Last Four Byes” group along with Colorado, Virginia and Iowa State.
Jay Wright’s Wildcats are 4-2 against Top 25 teams this year, but because all four wins came in the Philadelphia area, Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com isn’t convinced they should be in. To read more of this story, click here
With their 64-51 victory over Rutgers Saturday night, Georgetown is now a projected No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.
Lunardi has Indiana (Midwest), Gonzaga (West), Kansas (East) and the Hoyas (South) as his top four seeds. Georgetown replaced Miami after the No. 5 Hurricanes lost at No. 3 Duke, 79-76, when Ryan Kelly returned from injury to pour in 36 points on 7-of-9 3-point shooting.
“I mean, me saying `spectacular’ or whatever doesn’t do his performance justice,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “One for the ages. Probably as good a performance as any player has had – a Duke player has had – in Cameron.”
As for the Hoyas, they won their 11th straight game when Porter — the presumptive Big East Player of the Year — went for 28 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals.
“The Hoyas are one of the hottest teams in the country, they’re the outright leader of the Big East whereas Duke and Miami — the two contenders of the ACC — have split their regular season meetings and may yet meet again in the ACC final,” Lunardi said on ESPN. “That team could move up, where Georgetown could win the Big East outright.”
The Hoyas (23-4, 13-3 Big East) lead Louisville and Marquette — both of whom won Saturday — by one game with two games left before the Big East Tournament next week at Madison Square Garden.
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By JOHN F. SILVER & ADAM ZAGORIA
STORRS, Conn. – Jim Boeheim believes that not only is Otto Porter Jr. the Big East Player of the Year, but the National Player of the Year as well.
“He’s the best player in college,” Boeheim said Thursday on the Big East conference call. “There’s no question in my mind.”
As we reported Monday, an informal survey of Big East coaches revealed that Porter Jr. was the unanimous top choice for Big East Player of the Year honors, which will be announced during the Big East Tournament.
Boeheim said Porter Jr. — who went for 33 points Saturday when Georgetown won it’s last league game at the Carrier Dome, 57-46 — deserves national honors over options like Michigan’s Trey Burke, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Creighton’s Doug McDermott, too. To read more of this story, click here