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Breaking: Georgetown lands four-star senior Ryan Mutombo

October 4, 2020

The main priority for Pat Ewing this summer was probably to land four-star senior Ryan Mutombo.

His wish just came true.

Mutombo, the 6-foot-11 center, just committed to Patrick Ewing and the Hoyas, he told He says he chose them over Stanford, Georgia, and Tennessee. Mutombo is the son of Hall-of-Famer and Georgetown legacy, Dikembe Mutombo.

Why the Hoyas?

“It stood out because Patrick Ewing would just be the perfect mentor for me to study and develop and grow under. Our skill sets are so similar.”

How much does this mean to you? The ties to the school, how much did familiarity mean to you?

“It means a lot to me. The trust factor was big because I know [Coach] Pat so well. I try not to focus on the legacy as much because I have a lot of preparing to do before I can be in that conversation.”

Discuss the recruiting process? What ultimately made you decide now was the time?

“It came down to Stanford, Georgia, Tennessee, and Georgetown. I had so many great options and there were really times where I almost committed to another school, but it definitely wasn’t a lock for Georgetown as most people predicted. It was a long process to get to this point.”

What’s your message to Georgetown fans?

”Trust the process. We’re bringing the Big East back.”

Who will you recruit to join you in this class?

”Aminu Mohammed.”

He joins Tyler Beard and Jordan Riley in the 2021 class.


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