The Georgetown Hoyas have not wasted any time recruiting big men in the class of 2015. Just a few days after adding four-star prospect Noah Dickerson, the Hoyas lured another when Jessie Govan ended his recruitment.
A 6-foot-10 center from Queens (N.Y.) Wings Academy, Govan has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the spring grassroots circuit where he has looked much improved while playing for the the New York Lightning.
Currently ranked No. 60, Govan will be making a move up the rankings and Dana Dingle of the Lightning said it was the Hoyas experience in developing big men and relative proximity to home that sold Govan on ending his recruitment.
"Great tradition of getting their big men better and making them pros," Dingle told Rivals.com when asked why Govan decided to commit now. "And being close to home."
Govan is a true low post back to the basket center with tremendous size. Govan isn't just big, though, he's done a great job of converting baby fat to muscle and he has added aggression to his game. Govan already had soft hands, good touch and a nice feel for playing with his back to the basket so added aggression and quickness have been very beneficial to his game.
Right now, Dickerson who committed on Saturday, ranks a bit ahead of Govan at No. 53. Dickerson actually plays a pretty similar game based on using his strength and body while being more of a below the rim finisher and it is a safe bet that Govan surpasses him in the next rankings.
Along with Govan and Dickerson, the Hoyas also have a commitment from No. 72 in 2015 Marcus Derrickson. Derrickson is another big bodied frontline player but he prefers facing up and has more range on his jumper than either Govan or Dickerson.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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