The top recruiting class in the nation is set for the 2018-19 school year, as the Hoyas join an already stacked Big East recruiting class that includes Kentucky, Connecticut, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall and St. John’s.
But the class is not only loaded with top-rated players.
The Hoyas will have two top-ranked freshmen, Purdue, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound shooting guard, and forward Deandre Burnett, who can play point guard or small forward, as well as three other seniors, according to 247Sports Composite.
“This class is going to be the best recruiting class I have ever seen,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III told reporters last month.
“The whole league has to see this class.
I have a lot of respect for them and their staff.
We’re going to get to the NBA.”
The Hoyas have also added five players from overseas: Kentucky’s Justin Anderson (U.K.), Connecticut’s Ben Bentil (Una), Connecticut’s Josh Harrell (Mass.) and Rhode Island’s Zach Collins (Mass.).
The group also includes a trio of Connecticut recruits: sophomore point guard Luke Kennard (Boston College), freshman forward Tyler Harris (Boston University), and transfer guard Darryl Evans (UCLA).
“I think the biggest thing with this class is that you can’t count on a lot,” Georgetown head coach John Calipari said in April.
“I think you can count on three or four players.”
“This is the kind of class that can change the way we recruit.”