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DeMatha F Mikael Hopkins picks Georgetown

DeMatha forward Mikael Hopkins on Tuesday night committed to play for Georgetown.

Hopkins, who is 6 feet 9 and 215 pounds, picked the Hoyas after considering Maryland, Virginia Tech, Miami, West Virginia, Texas and Ohio State.

"I feel as though i fit [Georgetown's] system well," Hopkins said. "And it's close to home and I have a little sister who I want to have come to my games."

Hopkins said he also liked Georgetown's "tradition of getting big men to the [NBA] and their program. THey have a great program."

By Josh Barr  | October 5, 2010; 6:18 PM ET
Categories:  Basketball, DeMatha, Georgetown  
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Great pickup for the Hoyas.

Glad to see the DeMatha pipeline won't fade away with the graduation of Austin Freeman.

Posted by: rhbancroft | October 6, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Maryland's PG County drought continues. When Adrian Bowie leaves next year, the Terps might not have a single player from their home county - one of the best in the country.

Posted by: Kev29 | October 6, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

lol. Have a nice career in that boring, crappy system.

Posted by: cmterpsnskins | October 6, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

You mean the system that's won two outright Big East regular season titles, one BET (and finals of two more), and been to a Final Four since JTIII arrived?

Or the one that whipped both NCAA Finals participants last season, sent 5 big men to the League, and had Maryland down 38 a couple of seasons ago before letting up and ekeing out a 27-point win?

Posted by: geoffburks | October 6, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Yea, that system. If JT3 ran a real basketball system, they probably would have had a natty under him. Gary Williams is twice the coach JT is, but unfortunately, not quite the recruiter. I know Hopkins wasn't coming to Md, and that's fine, but he will be invisible at GTown.

Posted by: cmterpsnskins | October 7, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

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