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Hoyas reel in Maryland forward

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Even as recently as Sunday afternoon, Greg Whittington wasn't quite sure if he was ready to make a decision. By Sunday night, Whittington was a Georgetown Hoya.
As it turns out, the 6-foot-8 combo forward from Columbia (Md.) Oakland Mills decided that he didn't need to take any more time in reaching a decision.
"It was the right time because I see myself fitting into Georgetown's style real easy," Whittington told Rivals.com. "I think I can contribute real well. The coaching staff was showing me a lot of love and I thought it was the right thing to do."
Long and lanky, with a pure shooting stroke to beyond the three point line, Whittington had created a major buzz amongst college coaches with his play this Winter. While he admitted to being a bit of a late bloomer, he thinks it was more of a case of people getting to see him play.
"I was always able to play, people just never knew about me," said Whittington. "I can do a lot of everything. Finding people, passing is my biggest strength."
A fine athlete with excellent quickness, Whittington is a bit on the thin side and recognizes where he needs the most work in preparation for college.
"I'm working on my strength and dribbling a little better," said Whittington. "I think I'm a combo (forward)."
Now off the board, Whittington is looking forward to playing in the Big East and focusing on enjoying what's left of his senior year.
"It feels good," said Whittington of picking the Hoyas. "Now I can focus on the rest of my year and be prepared to work hard in the off season."
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