Hibbert helping Hoyas? 4-star center recruit Govan commits

Hibbert helping Hoyas? 4-star center recruit Govan commits
May 13, 2014, 9:45 am
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Georgetown does it again: The Hoyas reportedly added their second big man recruit for the class of 2015 since Sunday as 6-foot-10 center Jessie Govan committed to the program, according to a report.

The Hoyas and coach John Thompson III reportedly beat out Louisville, Syracuse, Notre Dame and other programs for the four-star recruit from Queens, New York. Govan visited the Georgetown campus earlier this month.

Noah Dickerson, a 6-foot-8 recruit from Atlanta, announced over the weekend on Twitter that he would be coming to the Hilltop. Another forward, Paul VI's Marcus Derrickson, previously committed to the Hoyas.

It's worth noting that both commits came a few days after Thompson received tremendous media attention for showing up in Indianapolis to help former Georgetown center  Roy Hibbert before Game 2 of the Wizards-Pacers series. After finishing without a point or rebound in the series opener, continuing a strong of brutal performances, Hibbert scored 28 points in Game 2 and 17 in Game 4 for the Pacers.

Based on reporting from SNY's Adam Zagoria, Govan's family took notice of Hibbert's situation, not to mention Georgetown's reputation as Big Man U.

Video clips show Govan to be an agile center with the ability to block shots and score inside, an aspect of the game Georgetown lacked most of last season after losing Josh Smith to academic suspension.

Georgetown graduates Smith and forward Mikael Hopkins following the upcoming season after losing interior options Nate Lubick and Moses Ayegba this spring.

These incoming big men are on top of the frontcourt options joining the program this coming season. 6-foot-9 Isaac Copeland and 6-foot-8 Paul White are ranked 16 and 34 among the Class of 2014, according to ESPN.