L.J. Peak is reportedly headed to the NBA. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports that Peak, a junior forward for the Georgetown Hoyas, will be signing with an agent, leaving any doubt that he’ll return to D.C. for his senior season.
Georgetown's LJ Peak is forgoing his senior season, intends to sign with agent, sources told ESPN. Gets worse... https://t.co/iTg9DBYzkU— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 21, 2017
Right now, Peak is projected by DraftExpress to be in the mix in this year’s draft. He’s checked in as the No. 54 pick in the most recent mock draft on the site, which is occupied by the Washington Wizards. So, if that were to come to fruition, Peak wouldn’t have to go far at all. He’s ranked as the 11th-best junior in the NCAA and 76th in the Top 100.
The skinny on him is that in his junior year, the Gaffney, South Carolina native averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. In his career as a Hoya, Peak logged 12.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game with a career field goal percentage of 46 percent, a 3-point percentage of 33.5 percent and a mark of 76.4 percent from the free throw line.
Best of luck to Peak as he attempts to make the jump to the pros.
As for how this impacts Georgetown? Well, a lot. The Hoyas were already losing Rodney Pryor and he and Peak were the primary source of offense this past season. The duo combined for 46.2 percent of the points scored by the Hoyas in the 2016-17 campaign and Peak alone accounted for 21.9 percent. Jessie Govan’s pro prospects could also come into play, and if he joins Peak, Pryor (and seniors Reggie Cameron and Bradley Hayes), Georgetown is simply gutted as they enter the 2017-18 season. They currently have eight scholarship players on the roster right now, accounting for Govan and incoming freshman Antwan Walker.