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Georgetown June Recruiting Roundup

The Hoyas stayed busy!

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As Patrick Ewing continues to settle into his new role as head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, he looks to build a roster for this season and the years following. How did the Hoyas do in June on the recruiting trail? Let’s take a look!


Greg Malinowski

Transfers still count! The Hoyas nabbed the forward from William & Mary on June 19. He was one of the best three point shooters in the CAA last year and will have to sit out the 2017-18 season. Casual Hoya has more.


Kelon Brooks, Jr.

The 2019 two-star guard from Indiana is on the rise, as the Hoyas became the 11th team to offer him. He has offers from Xavier, Kansas, Indiana, and UCLA among others, so Brooks’ name is one you’ll certainly be hearing again in the future.

Vernon Carey, Jr.

Carey is a two-star 2019 player, as well. Just like Brooks, you’ll be hearing Carey’s name again. It’s worth noting these guys are low-star recruits because most 2019 lists aren’t even available yet, among other things. Carey is a 6’10, 240-pound power forward from Florida. He has offers from the Florida schools, UCLA, Louisville, and others.

Oh, and his father played in the NFL for eight years.

Xavier Johnson

Hey, a 2018 player! Johnson is a two-star guard from Arlington, Virginia, which is within spitting distance of Georgetown. It’s good to see Ewing continue to recruit locally, given how much of a problem that turned into late in the John Thompson III era.

Johnson has offers from Providence, NC State, Manhattan, Nebraska, and others.

Josh Nickelberry

Two-star 2019 recruit yadda yadda yadda. He attends the famed Oak Hill Academy (like Carmelo Anthony!) and has offers from Maryland, Marquette, Iowa State, Memphis, and more.

These 2019 players will all be much more buzzworthy when they have actual rankings so we have something more to go off of.

Mac McLung

McLung is a three-star 2018 guard from Virginia. He has offers from Rutgers and Georgetown (obviously), and then about 20 various mid-majors.

Here’s a video of him that I’ll let you watch instead of me showering you with various cliches.

Miles Oliver

Georgetown offering a 2017 point guard just a few weeks before school is set to start back up seems weird, but they certainly have the roster space for the three-star from San Bernadino. He was on an unofficial visit to the school and picked up an offer, so it will be interesting to see what comes next.


While it wasn’t quite as bad as what Chris Mullin was left with when he took over St. John’s, Ewing hasn’t been given too many favors with this roster outside of a couple notable exceptions. He’ll need to keep recruiting strong and getting offers out there and seeing what lands. Also, the Hoyas still have two roster spots open for this upcoming season.