#83 Georgetown Men's Basketball 2021-2022 Preview

Georgetown Hoyas
2021-2022 Overall Rank: #83
Conference Rank: #9 Big East
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Georgetown got off to a bad start to the 2020-2021 season, but they certainly turned things around by the end of the year. Following a large group of cancelled games in the middle of January, the Hoyas won six of their last ten regular season games. Coach Patrick Ewing and company rode that momentum into the conference tournament where they won four games in four days and beat Marquette, Villanova, Seton Hall and Creighton to earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. 
2020-21 Record: 13-13, 7-9
2020-21 Postseason: NCAA
Coach: Patrick Ewing
Coach Record: 62-59 at Georgetown, 62-59 overall
Key Departed Players:
Jahvon Blair, Guard. 15.4 ppg
Qudus Wahab, Center. 12.7 ppg
Jamorko Pickett, Guard/Forward, 12.2 ppg
Chudier Bile, Guard/Forward, 10.2 ppg
Jamari Sibley. Forward, 1.2 ppg
T.J. Berger, Guard, 1.4 ppg
Key Returning Players:
Dante Harris, Sophomre, Guard, 8.0 ppg
Donald Carey, Senior, Guard, 8.0 ppg
Timothy Ighoefe, Junior, Center, 2.5 ppg
Collin Holloway, Sophomore, Forward, 1.5 ppg
Kobe Clark, Sophomore, Forward, 0.6 ppg
Malcolm Wilson, Junior, Center, 0.4 ppg
Key New Players:
Tyler Beard, Freshman, Guard
Jalin Billingsley, Freshman, Forward
Tre King, Senior, Forward, Transfer from Eastern Kentucky
Aminu Mohammed, Freshman, Guard
Ryan Mutombo, Freshman, Center
Kaiden Rice, Senior, Guard, Transfer from Citadel
Jordan Riley, Freshman, Guard
Georgetown has more turnover than most teams this year. Their top four scorers are gone from the NCAA Tournament team, but that does not mean the Hoyas are lacking in talent. Dante Harris stepped into the starting point guard role as a freshman and averaged 8.0 points and 3.2 assists. Senior Donald Carey is a very good shooter and hit 44.9 percent of his 89 attempts from beyond the arc last season. Four frontcourt players are returning, but none of them averaged more than ten minutes per game in 2020-2021. Timothy Ighoefe is at least ready to make an impact on the glass and the defensive end. Some newcomers will have to make an impact, but that should not be a problem with this group. Tre King was a three-year starter at Eastern Kentucky where he averaged 14.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks last year. Incoming freshman Ryan Mutombo is a four-star recruit who has the talent to make an immediate impact. The freshman that is expected to have the biggest impact though is shooting guard Aminu Mohammed. The McDonald’s All-American is a superb scorer and will definitely help ease the loss of all those perimeter-scoring threats. Kaiden Rice, a transfer from The Citadel, will add another shooting threat to the roster. He averaged double-digits in the scoring column in each of the last three seasons. The Hoyas do have a lot of holes to fill and it will take time for everybody to come together, but this is a group that has the talent to have a similar season to last year.
Projected Postseason Tournament: NIT
By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 71.4 (166th in nation, 6th in conference)
Scoring Defense: 71.7 (211, 9)
Field-Goal Percentage: 42.3 (255, 9)
Field-Goal Defense: 42.2 (111, 6)
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 8.3 (78, 3)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 36.5 (52, 1)
Free-Throw Percentage: 75.3 (43, 2)
Rebound Margin: 5.0 (40, 2)
Assists Per Game: 12.8 (199, 8)
Turnovers Per Game: 15.2 (300, 10)
Madness 2022 NBA Draft Rankings:
#29 Aminu Mohammed
Madness 2021 Men’s Basketball Recruit Rankings:
#19 Aminu Mohammed
#112 Ryan utombo
#130 Jordan Riley
#139 Tyler Beard