The Georgetown Hoyas have three committed players in the 2015 class in Marcus Derrickson, Jessie Govan and Noah Dickerson. All three have the ability to make an impact on offense and defense. As of right now, the Hoyas are really not targeting any big men except for 2015 five-star recruit Ivan Rabb -- who took an unofficial visit to Georgetown last Tuesday -- and Georgios Papagiannis who was offered just this past week.
At this point, the Hoyas' priority has seemed to shift from big men to guards. And one of the top guards in the country they’re targeting is Allonzo Trier. Trier currently holds an offer from Georgetown, as well as Kansas, Maryland, Louisville, Oklahoma among many others. Trier has been one of the Hoyas' top priorities at the guard position for quite a while.
Trier is an exciting player. He can score the ball in many ways and defenders cannot really stop him without having to fully deny the ball from him. When I had the chance to see him play in Hampton, he scored 30 points or more in all four games. He is really efficient and far from erratic on the floor as he stays under control no matter the situation. Currently, his Crystal Ball has Georgetown trending with 78 percent of the selections. Georgetown wants this kid to commit as soon as possible because he has the potential to bring so much to a team.
Dwayne Bacon, another one of Georgetown’s targets, is another highly touted name because he is a lot like Trier. Bacon recently announced he has made the transfer from McKeel Academy to the famed Oak Hill Academy for his senior year and is a freak of nature because he can score and can get to the basket so easily and is really smooth in doing so. That might be what amazes me most. He handles the ball really well and excites people with what he can do.
Bacon has offers from Georgetown, Florida State, Louisville, Miami and Auburn among others as Bacon has 21 total offers. Since Bacon will be close to Georgetown now, it gives them even more of an opportunity for him to come to games and visit the campus more than just once.
Once live period begins, expect the Hoyas to be in his ear a lot.
Josh Reaves is another interesting player. When the Hoyas offered Reaves, it did not necessarily shock people because his recruiter Kevin Broadus was at almost a lot of his games during his high school basketball season. This was due in large part to the fact that Reaves plays with Hoya commit Marcus Derrickson at Paul VI in Fairfax, VA. Reaves can get to the basket, shoot the ball from the outside, and is a plus-defender to boot. Right now, Reaves hold offers From Georgetown, Maryland, Temple, Villanova, Boston College, VCU, Wake Forest, and Penn State. The 247Sports Crystal Ball has him committing to Villanova, but only time will tell.
Finally, Ray Smith brings another sense of intrigue. With that said, I have not had a chance to see him play in person yet. Georgetown made Smith’s cut and he's focused on the academics, but he wants a school that also fits his style. He runs the floor and rebounds the ball really well, and is always around the glass. When he is around the glass, he tips the ball in and create extra possessions for his team, which is something that will help Georgetown. Aside from Georgetown, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Louisville, Oregon, Texas, UCLA, USC, and Wake Forest all made his round of cuts. Smith may surprise people and come out with a top 5.
Georgetown has a high chance of getting a lot of these players, and during the live period there will be a lot of traveling for the staff in getting out and talking to these kids. Many have high interest in the Hoyas and Georgetown needs some guards to close out the class. We'll know more about the statuses of these kids' recruiting lists around the Peach Jam event.