Jordan Riley made the big decision to not stay home for college and instead play for big man Patrick Ewing at Gerogetown instead.
Riley, a three-star guard out of Brentwood, N.Y., announced his commitment to Ewing and the Hoyas at a small ceremony in his high school on Friday.
Jordan Riley headed to Georgetown Coach Ewing should be happy pic.twitter.com/zoU9WwtpXQ— ExpHoops (@ExpHoops) July 24, 2020
The 6-foot-4 guard chose the Hoyas over St. John’s, UConn, Kansas, and Florida State. However, of his final five list, Riley admitted it was truly between longtime rivals St. John’s and Georgetown.
He cited his relationship and trust in Ewing as a big factor for his commitment.
Riley was named the Suffolk County Player of the Year by Newsday after averaging 23 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists per game. He was a catalyst in Brentwood’s run to the Suffolk County Class AA crown. The Indians went 20-1 and were poised for a solid run through the state tournament, until the season was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Many believe that if Riley had an AAU season, he would’ve broken out and received a lot more attention and offers. He’s currently ranked as a three-star prospect across various recruiting sites.
Although he is the first official commit of the class of 2021, he is the second member of that group. Tyler Beard (Chicago, Ill./Hargrave Military Academy) decided to push his enrollment back to 2021, while maintaining his commitment to the Hoyas.