Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Georgetown lands local 2014 point guard
By Reggie Rankin
Class of 2014 point guard Tre Campbell (Washington D.C./St. John's College High) committed to Georgetown on Wednesday night over Maryland, Pittsburgh, UNC-Charlotte, Xavier, VCU, St Joseph's, UMass, Old Dominion and La Salle, and others.
Why did he commit and what are the Hoyas getting?
"I was on the Georgetown campus tonight and committed while I was there,” said Campbell, who is 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds. “I had a great relationship with the coaches. It was the perfect spot and opportunity. I just went with my gut feeling."
The Hoyas are getting a point guard who can make plays. He gets teammates involved, can knock down open shots with range to the arc off the catch and is really good on the move.
Campbell is a three-star prospect who ranks as the No. 2 player in Washington D.C. and the No. 54 point guard in the country for the 2014 class.
"I think I bring the ability to be a playmaker, I can hit shots when I need to and I am doing a good job of pressuring the ball,” Campbell said. “(Georgetown coach John Thompson III) told me keep doing what I am doing."
Campbell will be very good at pushing the ball on the break and creating opportunities for teammates. He has the basketball IQ to execute in Georgetown's Princeton-style offense, and he can create and make the right decision while finishing plays on end-of-clock situations. Campbell is an excellent local pickup who has had a very impressive spring.
The Hoyas are off to a fantastic start in the Class of 2014. Campbell joins ESPN 60 forward Isaac Copeland (Raleigh, N.C./The Miller School) to make up a very talented early class.