The Georgetown Hoyas will no longer have Otto Porter Jr. on their team. I am not sure if they know that or not because they will have one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the nation in the 2013-14 college basketball season.
Georgetown will also be without Greg Whittington thanks to an injury. Losing Porter Jr. was bad enough, but Whittington’s 12.1 points per game and seven rebounds per game from last season will make it that much worse.
On to the non-conference schedule. The Hoyas will play Michigan State and Kansas. That right there would be good enough, but they will also play the Oregon Ducks and will partake in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Puerto Rico Tip-Off will feature Michigan and VCU (among other teams).
This team may have been a No. 2 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but it will really have to earn its seed in its non-conference schedule alone. The Big East will be bad enough even with Louisville and Syracuse no longer in the conference.
Hopefully Markel Starks can carry the load and hopefully Georgetown can pull off an upset or two. This has been a very good team in college hoops over the years, though, so I am sure the Hoyas will be just fine. It is just interesting to see them have such a tough out-of-conference schedule with Porter Jr. no longer on the team.
Sure, he may have left for the NBA early, but I am sure Georgetown could have seen that one coming.