Georgetown's heralded 2014 class gets bigger

Georgetown's heralded 2014 class gets bigger
September 15, 2013, 12:15 pm
Share This Post

Paul White, a highly touted 2014 power forward recruit out of Chicago, committed to Georgetown on Sunday while visiting the campus, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The Hoyas entered the recruiting mix after head coach John Thompson III added former Northwestern assistant Tavaras Hardy to his staff following the 2012-13 season. 

White, rated No. 48 in the 2014 class by and 57th overall by ESPN, previously visited Georgetown during the summer and referenced the Hoyas in a tweet this week.

"While on my visit here it made me realize this is the place for me," White told the Sun-Times of his commitment to Georgetown. "I felt that comfort level I was looking for with the coaching staff, the players and the environment here. It's a wonderful school with a great basketball tradition and atmosphere. This was the place I could easily see myself going to school and playing."

The Sun-Times describes the 6-foot-9 White as a "versatile forward, who is comfortable at his size playing on the perimeter," has scoring potential around the basket and is a "very good passer and ballhandler." The report said Georgetown showed White film of a former player with a similar skill set, Jeff Green.

Georgetown previously received 2014 commitments from power forward Isaac Copeland and swingman L.J. Peak - also four-star recruits per ESPN - and Saint John's College High School point Tre Campbell. 

(h/t @CasualHoya)