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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Hollis is at Georgetown

As reported earlier on Hoyatalk, Hollis Thompson has enrolled at Georgetown. He evidently completed his high school coursework and was able to graduate early. Being fully qualified, he has enrolled at Georgetown as a second-semester freshman, who will practice with the team, but will not actually suit up. This is a great opportunity for Hollis to (1) bulk up, (2) learn the offense, and (3) work with the coaches on his skill development. This could be huge--especially if Summers jumps to the league. Thompson will not have a massive learning curve. By all accounts he is an exceptional student and a great kid. It is great to have him aboard. And barring some surprise, that finishes off the class of 2009.
Here is the report from

Hollis Thompson to Enroll at Georgetown for Spring Semester
California Forward admitted for Spring semester

Jan. 1, 2009
Washington DC - Georgetown University Head Men's Basketball Coach John Thompson III announced today that recruit Hollis Thompson, a 6-6, 180 lb. forward from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California, has been admitted to Georgetown.

"Hollis will enroll for the 2009 spring semester," [begins January 7]" Coach Thompson said. "There are no plans for him to play, but he will practice with the team as he acclimates himself to college life. We feel this will be an exceptional opportunity for Hollis. It gives him a chance to adjust to life on and off the court before he begins intercollegiate competition in the 2009-2010 season."

Hollis is listed as an elite recruit with several recruiting web sites. He averaged 14.0 ppg and chose Georgetown over Duke, UCLA, USC and Arizona.

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