Georgetown basketball shocked a lot of people at last year’s Big East Conference Tournament, winning the championship over Creighton, 73-48 as a No. 8 seed in the tournament. They earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, but it didn’t give them a lot of magic in the NCAA Tournament. They fell in the first round to the Colorado Buffaloes. History could repeat itself though, as head coach Patrick Ewing and company look to replace a lot of pieces from last year’s squad.
The Hoyas return just six players from last year’s rotation but with seven newcomers, including two key additions out of the transfer portal they could find the momentum needed to keep things trending upwards.
Donald Carey and Dante Harris are the two leading names that return to lead the charge for Georgetown basketball. They’ll look to keep the backcourt on the up and up with a ton of starting experience and production under their belt.
Five-star wing prospect Aminu Mohammed headlines their 2021 recruiting class that also features graduate transfers Kaiden Rice (The Citadel) and Tre King (Eastern Kentucky), all of whom should make an immediate impact in the rotation.
The frontcourt will be the biggest question mark heading into a new season, but with some young talent and versatility on the roster, Coach Ewing has an opportunity to show the program is ready to move in a positive direction in Year 5. Here’s a look at the 2021-22 season preview and outlook for Georgetown basketball.