Georgetown dismisses Forward Greg Whittington

Greg Whittington shown above, should be a very intriguing transfer option for many programs around the country.

Georgetown Hoyas coach John Thompson III announced Saturday that junior forward Greg Whittington has been dismissed from the team. The versatile forward has battled injuries and academic concerns in the past year. He averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 rebounds in 13 games last season before missing the remainder of the season after being suspended for academic deficiencies. Whittington was ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn ACL suffered this past summer, but it was still unclear whether he would have been able to return to the court for the Hoyas this season. If he did return, it would have been late in Big East play. Thompson declined to explain why Whittington was dismissed or comment on how his departure might affect the team in the future. Whittington may end up transferring to, however there should be no shortage of programs willing to take him on. He may also consider trying to play professional  basketball either in the US or Europe.


The Oakland Mills standout didn't make much noise until the summer prior to his senior year. At the 2010 AAU Nationals, Whittington was on the verge of putting himself on the map but ran out of chances late in the month. He's got a narrow body and is perimeter oriented but a quick glance revealed a player heading in the proper direction. A strong senior season swung recruiting momentum his way. Can reject shots in his area. The junior will likely be one of the most popular transfer-eligible players in the country after an up and down career in Washington, D.C.

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Gary Parrish