The 2023-24 Georgetown roster is beginning to take its shape as we continue through the college basketball offseason.
Georgetown Head Coach Ed Cooley has been hard at work to rebuild a Georgetown roster that will return just one starter and a team that has finished dead last in the Big East back-to-back seasons, winning just two out of 39 conference games along the way.
At last update, Cooley had been in charge for exactly one month and had already hit the ground running on the recruiting trail.
It appears that the only players returning in 2023-24 will be Akok Akok, Jay Heath, Wayne Bristol Jr., and Ryan Mutombo. That leaves space for a lot of new faces once again.
Of those four, only Akok was a consistent starter last season, while Heath is the only returning Hoya who averaged over 10 points in 2022-23.
A month into his tenure, Cooley had already secured commitments from the likes of Illinois transfer Jayden Epps, four-star recruits Rowan Brumbaugh and Drew Fielder, North Carolina transfer Dontrez Styles, and multiple players for the class of 2024.
In early May, Cooley secured the commitment of Kansas State transfer Ismael Massoud, a 6’9” forward who was one of the Wildcats’ first players off the bench last season, averaging over 5 points per game.
In recent days, what appears to be one of the final pieces for the 2023-24 Georgetown Hoyas fell into place as Cooley landed his big man, 6’9” center Supreme Cook.
One of the best names you’ll find, Cook is a junior transfer from Fairfield who has averaged over 10 points per game and more than 8 rebounds per game each of the last two seasons.
Not only will Supreme Cook and Akok Akok confuse broadcasters, media members, and fans alike with their remarkably similar names, they should stand as one of the better front-court duos in the conference.
The early starting lineup for Georgetown might look something like this:
PG: Jayden Epps (transfer from Illinois, averaged 9.5 PPG as a freshman last year) SG: Jay Heath (12.3 PPG in 22 games for Georgetown last year)
SF: Dontrez Styles (15 games for North Carolina last year)
PF: Akok Akok (6.5 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 2 BPG for Georgetown last year) C: Supreme Cook (transfer from Fairfield, averaged 13.1 PPG and 8.5 RPG last year)
First off the Bench: Ismael Massoud, Rowan Brumbaugh, Wayne Bristol Jr.
The 2023-24 Hoyas might take a moment to mesh, but that lineup is nothing to scoff at. Sure, they may still be the bottom half or even bottom quarter of the Big East next year, but they also might surprise us.
With Ed Cooley at the controls, it just feels like Georgetown is closer to relevance than it's been in years.