Georgetown forward Marcus Derrickson will forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft, per a photo posted to Derrickson’s Instagram page. The 6-foot-7 forward will hire an agent.
Last season, Derrickson showed great improvement under first-year head coach Patrick Ewing, as the junior nearly doubled his scoring and rebounding averages, posting 15.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. He was among the conference’s most dead-eye shooters, ranking second in 3-point field goal percentage (46.5 percent) and third in free throw percentage (86.3 percent). Derrickson also earned a spot on the All-Big East Second Team.
Derrickson’s loss is a large blow to a Georgetown team that struggled finding consistent frontcourt depth during its 2017-18 campaign. Incoming recruits Josh LeBlanc and Grayson Carter will join Jessie Govan, Jamorko Pickett, Trey Mourning and Antwan Walker in the rotation next season, with Pickett and Govan being the only two players to have logged significant minutes in their careers.
Congratulations to Marcus on a fantastic career and an exciting future.