Georgetown added the first member to its 2016 recruiting class on Monday night when Jagan Mosely, a 6-foot-3-inch shooting guard from New Jersey, announced his commitment to the Hoyas on Twitter.
Mosely is considered a three-star prospect and is ranked No. 115 and No. 196 in his class by Rivals and 24/7 Sports, respectively. He chose Georgetown over offers from Harvard, Northwestern, Xavier and Rhode Island, among others.
In the tweet announcing his decision, Mosely Photoshopped senior guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera’s number-four jersey onto his chest. It was a fitting choice given that Mosely will arrive on the Hilltop immediately after the departure of Smith-Rivera and will likely compete for some of the minutes vacated by the senior captain.
Mosely’s athleticism is readily apparent from watching him on his mixtape. With a 6-foot-9 wingspan, he is a defender who no player wishes to draw the attention of, and his speed and jumping ability make him a spark on the open floor. The Jersey City native’s offensive game is still developing — ESPN writes that he needs to work on his ball handling and that his jump shot is a work in progress.
Mosely is entering his senior season at St. Anthony’s High School, a perennial New Jersey powerhouse coached by Bob Hurley, father of Arizona State Head Coach Bobby Hurley and Rhode Island Head Coach Danny Hurley. The guard reportedly sports a 4.2 GPA and is at the top of his class academically.
The commitment offers some clarity going forward for Georgetown at the guard position.
The Hoyas should be fine — although slightly thin — on the perimeter this coming season, but the graduation of Smith-Rivera will free up plenty of minutes in the 2016-17 season. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Georgetown add another guard to the Mosely’s class, and Bruce Brown, the No. 55 player in the country according to ESPN, reportedly has an official visit to the Hilltop scheduled for Sept. 3rd.