Ex-Georgetown Hoya Whittington selects Rutgers


Heading into the 2013-14 campaign, former Georgetown Hoya Greg Whittington was expected to lead the way for the young Georgetown basketball squad.  Whittington, however, will never again wear the Georgetown blue and gray, as he will transfer to Rutgers University.  Whittington was dismissed from the Hoyas just over a month ago and had since been looking for a place to transfer.

November 30, 2012;Washington D.C., USA; Georgetown Hoyas forward Greg Whittington (2) and guard Jabril Trawick (55) congratulate each other after beating the Tennessee Volunteers 37-36 at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers University and head coach Eddie Jordan invited Whittington on a recruiting trip this past weekend, and it was there Whittington decided Rutgers happened to be the correct place for him to wrap up his collegiate career.

Whittington average 12.1 points per game prior to becoming ruled academically ineligible about mid way through last season.  Over the summer, Whittington suffered even more unfortunate news as he tore his ACL before being dismissed from the Hoyas.

The real question remains as to how many years of eligibility with Greg have?  Whittington completed his freshman year, but only to play 13 games his sophomore year, and then finally this season he has been unable to compete due to his torn ACL.  I believe Whittington should have two years worth of eligibility remaining, but most likely will lose his sophomore season.

Reports state South Carolina, Memphis, and Nebraska all showed interest in the small forward, but Whittington decided Rutgers was the correct choice.