Thursday, May 9, 2013
What Campbell brings to the Hoyas
By Luke Lapinski
Georgetown is quickly building a pretty solid 2014 crop. Isaac Copeland -- the No. 37 overall recruit in his class -- had already committed to John Thompson III and his program. And now the Hoyas have added Tre Campbell as well.
The three-star recruit raised his stock considerably in recent months, and chose Georgetown over Maryland, Virginia Commonwealth and Pittsburgh -- among others. He figures to step in and get a shot to run the show as the club's point guard of the future, much like his childhood hero, Allen Iverson, did in the mid 90's. What will be interesting now is seeing just how effectively Thompson can mesh Campbell's speedy play into the Hoyas' relatively slowed down offense to get the most out of the youngster without compromising the system that's currently in place. Campbell, for his part, expects his quickness to simply add another dimension to the Georgetown attack.
"I know everybody says Georgetown plays slow, but they get up and down sometimes and the coaches tell me I'll be able to make open shots like I have and be a playmaker," the youngster told the Washington Post. "I can play fast and slow, and I feel that I can make an impact there."