Georgetown Hoyas Could Be In Preseason Top Five Polls Next Season

By Trevor Lowry
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Although the Georgetown Hoyas were on the wrong side of a major upset in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, they still had a great season. Depending on who all returns to the team for the 2013-14 college basketball season, Georgetown could be even better next year and could certainly be in the preseason top five polls.

This is all hugely based on whether or not if Otto Porter Jr. goes to the NBA or not. Porter Jr. may only be a junior next year, but he would be an instant favorite to be the Player of the Year. That is because as a sophomore, he averaged 16.2 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game.

However, Markel Starks and Greg Whittington also played a huge role this season, with both players scoring over 12 points per game. If no player on this team declares for the draft, then Georgetown will have the same exact team as it did this past season, which is huge. Georgetown did earn a No. 2 seed and won a share of the Big East Conference this season.

This is a Hoyas team that went on a 11-game winning streak at one point in Big East play and beat six ranked teams (at the time).

Porter Jr. is clearly the main player that Georgetown needs to return to have the same success next year, but if he does return, the rest of the college basketball world better watch out. Georgetown finished the season at 25-7. Just imagine how good it could be if it had the same team next year.


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