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Olasewere Will Visit Georgetown

Springbrook forward Jamal Olasewere plans to visit Georgetown either later this week or early next week and things could soon come into focus for him.

Several other schools -- Long Island, Fairleigh Dickson and Hartford, among others -- have phoned Springbrook Coach Tom Crowell, asking about Olasewere's status after his terrific play led the Blue Devils to the Maryland 4A championship this past weekend.

Olasewere, naturally, said he is "excited" to visit Georgetown, whose coach, John Thompson III, watched him play twice last week. It remains to be seen if Olasewere is ready for the Big East. He took exception to my comparison to being undersized like Lonny Baxter, insisting he is a legitimate 6-6. Regardless, there is no question that Olasewere has gotten where he because of a strong work ethic and toughness on the court -- whether those assets will be ebough in a big-time college environment is difficult to assess. Either way, things have definitely picked up for him.

By Josh Barr  | March 18, 2009; 11:56 AM ET
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He should go to Georgetown so that JTIII can then recruit over him next year like he does with all his other players.

Posted by: thinker11 | March 18, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Someone should tell this kid that being compared with a guy who was the starting center for a national championship team, a two-time NCAA regional MOP, and a three-time all-ACC selection is a COMPLIMENT.

Posted by: gocaps2 | March 18, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Not to mention Lonny was also at Springbrook (albeit briefly on his whirlwind HS tour...Springbrook to Richard Montgomery to Anacostia to Hargrave).

Posted by: mgv4232 | March 18, 2009 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Lonny was six-six or thereabouts, right? Somehow he looked bigger than Dave Neal looks. Probably just because he stayed inside instead of drifting out to the 3 point line the way Neal does.

Impressive what Maryland has accomplished without even a legit 6'8" forward... hope that doesn't catch up with them against Cal. The Bears aren't particularly big, but they've still got an advantage over the Terps.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 19, 2009 3:28 AM | Report abuse

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