Report: Hoyas' Ayegba to transfer

Report: Hoyas' Ayegba to transfer
April 5, 2014, 12:45 pm
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We've been waiting for news out of Georgetown regarding the 2014-15 status for two rising fifth-year seniors. It appears the biggest of the pair is heading elsewhere.

Center Moses Ayegba will transfer out of the program and seek to play a final season elsewhere, according to a report from SNY's Adam Zagoria.

Ayegba, a redshirt in 2011-12 due to injury, averaged 1.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 13.1 minutes in 31 games for the Hoyas this past season. The powerfully built 6-foot-9 big man provided interior stability on the defensive end for a frontcourt that lost Josh Smith midway through the season. He sat out one game due to an NCAA suspension that dated back to a nine-game suspension during his freshman season.

This seemed the likely scenario as other schools can offer Ayegba more playing time. Then again, Georgetown's center rotation next season is far from settled.

Smith missed the final 20 games due to academic suspension. Georgetown coach John Thompson III said during the season he anticipates Smith's return for the upcoming campaign. Mikael Hopkins started 19 of 33 games, but the foul-plagued junior received inconsistent minutes over the final games. Center Bradley Hayes only played 51 minutes as a sophomore. Incoming freshman forward Isaac Copeland and Paul White are highly-rated recruits, though neither play center.

Swingman Aaron Bowen, who became part of Georgetown's primary core as the season progressed, is the other player with the opportunity to transfer elsewhere and immediately play next season. The high-rising Bowen made great strides as a shooter as a junior, sinking 49 percent of his attempts while averaging 6.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 20 minutes.