By Jerry Del Priore
After reported workouts with the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics, Georgetown Univeristy center Jessie Govan decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and return to the Hoyas for his senior year.
Govan wrote in an Instagram post: “I got some unfinished business!” as he returned to the Hoyas fold.
Fortunately for Georgetown, it has worked out in it favor thus far, as Govan, a former Wings Academy High School player in The Bronx, has averaged a team-best 17.9 points through 12 games this season for the 9-3 Hoyas. He’s also grabbed 87 rebounds, has ten steals and 12 blocks.
The hardwood talent has been there, evident as the Queens Village, New York, native averaged 17.9 points and 10 RPG last year, an increase in 7.8 points and five boards from his sophomore campaign.
Govan, a six-foot-ten, 255-pound center, has a decent shot at getting selected in the 2019 NBA Draft.
In fact, a Western Conference general manager told The Athletic: “Govan is a new age frontcourt guy who passes and shoots. He may be a second rounder.”
Before arriving at Washington D.C., Govan helped Wings Academy capture the Class AA PSAL (Public School Athletic League) and the New York State Federation Championships in the 2014-15 season. That season, he averaged 22.7 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.2 blocks as a senior for Wings.