Ontario’s Jahvon Blair committed to the Georgetown Hoyas earlier Friday, giving new head coach Patrick Ewing his very first commit.
The news of Blair’s commitment was first reported by college hoops insider Adam Zagoria.
The 2017 guard is a three-star player per 247Sports’ recruiting service, ranking second in the province of Ontario behind Syracuse Orange commit O’Shae Brissett. Blair had received interest from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as well but instead will make the venture down to The Hilltop instead.
The addition of Blair gives Georgetown two official commits as he joins three-star wing Antwan Walker. Walker had previously committed under John Thompson III. After JT3 was fired and replaced by Ewing, Walker had reaffirmed his commitment to the school to play under the legendary Hoya’s guidance.
Blair bolsters Georgetown’s backcourt which had been filled with Tre Campbell, Jonathan Mulmore, Kaleb Johnson and Jagan Mosely entering the 2017 season. Blair is listed as a point guard by some and a shooting guard by others, so while there might be some ambiguity right now, it is a wonder if Blair essentially takes the place of the touted Tremont Waters whose name had been thrown around recently with regards to possibly recommitting to the Hoyas.
In any event, we’ll wait on see on Waters, but Georgetown certainly got a talented player in Blair on Friday night.