Georgetown forward Akoy Agau's season is over before his first game with the Hoyas.
The Louisville transfer suffered a season-ending knee injury and will miss the 2015-16 season. Head coach John Thompson III made the announcement during an open practice for Hoya Hoop Club members, a source confirmed with CSNmidatlantic.com.
The 6-foot-8 forward committed to Georgetown in January after receiving minimal playing time with the Cardinals. The sophomore and former four-star recruit was expected to begin play with the Hoyas second semester after sitting out the first semester according to NCAA transfer rules.
Akoy's size and length was expected to help Georgetown offset key losses from last season's NCAA Tournament team as big men Joshua Smith and Mikael Hopkins graduated.
However, the Hoyas still have ample depth up front. Forward Isaac Copeland will look to build off his Big East All-Rookie campaign along with fellow rising sophomores Paul White and Trey Mourning. Senior Bradley Hayes, a surprise standout in the NCAA Tourney win over Eastern Washington, also returns. Freshman center Jessie Govan is expected to help anchor the middle while newcomer Marcus Derrickson provides perimeter range.
Georgetown opens the regular season Nov. 14 against Radford at Verizon Center.
Notes: Georgetown will hold closed scrimmages at Pittsburgh and against James Madison over the next few days.
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Jessie Govan had a season-high 29 points, on 11-of-15 shooting, and nine rebounds to help Georgetown beat Richmond 90-82 on Wednesday night.
The Hoyas led 40-35 at halftime behind Govan's 19 points and six rebounds in 17 minutes. Georgetown made 8 of 10 shots midway through the second half to extend its lead to 73-62.
Matthew McClung added a career-high 16 points for Georgetown (6-1) and freshman James Akinjo scored 13. Greg Malinowski had 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Grant Golden had 22 points, 10 rebounds and three assists for Richmond (2-5). It was his 14th career 20-point game and his third straight as the Spiders have had five different players score at least 20 this season.
Richmond freshman Jake Wojcik made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Nathan Cayo added 18 points. Freshman Andre Gustavson was the only Spider starter not to score in double figures, but he had eight points, five rebounds and a season-high 10 assists. It was the most assists by a Spider in the past two seasons.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- James Batemon scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Loyola Marymount used a strong second half to beat Georgetown, 65-52 in a battle of unbeaten teams in an opening round game of the Jamaica Classic at Montego Bay on Friday night.
The teams met for the first time since 1979, when they met at the Nike Cage Classic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Georgetown took a 26-21 lead at intermission, but the Lions opened the second half on a run. Erik Johansson hit a 3-pointer and Batemon followed with a layup to tie the game at 26-26 and spark a 12-0 run. Mattias Markusson's dunk with 5:22 left pushed the lead to 15.
Loyola Marymount (4-0) shot 19 of 55 from the field (34.5 percent), including 5 of 20 from distance, but did much of its damage from the free-throw line, where it converted 22 of 25 attempts. Batemon, who has led the Lions in scoring in all four games, was a perfect 13-for-13 shooting from the line. Markusson added nine points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
Jessie Govan finished with 20 points to lead the Hoyas (3-1). Josh LeBlanc added 12 points.