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NCAA Basketball: Pros and cons of Rutgers transfer Cliff Omoruyi final 4 teams

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Georgetown Hoyas


If Omoruyi is looking for the largest role possible, Georgetown would be the ideal spot. They’re a rebuilding program under coach Ed Cooley, having added four transfers. The top guy is former freshman guard Malik Mack from Harvard, along with TCU forward Micah Peavy. 

The frontcourt is wide open after both Supreme Cook and Ryan Mutombo transferred out. It was a big area of weakness for them and landing one of the top big men in the entire portal would be a massive boost for the program overall heading into next season. Of all four programs, the Hoyas arguably need Omoruyi the most.


“Rebuilding” is the key word here, as Georgetown is competing with a pair of projected preseason top-10 teams (Alabama and UNC), as well as Kansas State, who has made the NCAA Tournament in the last two years. Meanwhile, the Hoyas haven’t been an at-large team since 2015 (won the Big East Tournament autobid in 2021) and have seen its stock as a program fall in a big way these last few years.

If Omoruyi was a freshman or sophomore, a case can be made that he could join a program on the rise that could eventually make the NCAA Tournament. But since he’s in his last year, it’s just going to be very hard to pass up teams with Final Four hopes, compared to one trying to get out of the basement of the Big East.