Two items involving Georgetown and the 2015-16 season:
- Florida transfer Eli Carter announced he intends on playing for Boston College next season. The scoring guard revealed last week that Georgetown was among his final three schools. It's overstated to think this decision spells doom for the Hoyas considering early projections have the Big East power ranked among the top 20 teams entering next season. While there are plenty of impressive forwards and big men in the rotation, the roster remains painfully thin in the backcourt with essentially no ball-handling depth behind All-Big East guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and rising sophomore Tre Campbell. Carter was just the latest transfer target to pass on spending next season on the Hilltop. The potential fit never quite made sense. Granted, if he wanted the best chance at playing for a conference title and in the NCAA Tournament, Georgetown was the call over BC and UNLV. If the fifth-year senior, who played at Rutgers during his freshman season, wanted maximum minutes/shot attempts, then it's understandable why he's passed on the Hoyas. Not that Carter is an All-American, but he's played something of a leading role in previous stops. The needed role with the Hoyas calls for 10-20 minutes most nights. It will be rather interesting to see what head coach John Thompson III does with the lone available scholarship for next season. He may prefer finding an immediately eligible player with only one-year of eligibility remaining, thus keeping the pot available for 2016 recruits or traditional transfer options. He might not have a choice now that the transfer market is drying up.
- As part of the 21st annual 2K Classic, Georgetown will host Radford (Nov. 14) and Bryant (Nov. 28) in the regional round part of the event. It was previously reported that the Hoyas would head to New York for the main event in between those dates for games on Nov. 20 and 22 against either Duke, Wisconsin or VCU. The loaded 2015-16 schedule also includes renewed rivalries with Maryland and Syracuse.