Syracuse, N.Y. — Less than two weeks before it hosts Syracuse, Georgetown University has announced that two key players won’t play the rest of the season.
On Monday, Georgetown announced that James Akinjo and Josh LeBlanc will not play again this year and will not be members of the team for the rest of the season. Multiple media reports indicated the two players have entered the NCAA’s transfer portal.
Akinjo was Georgetown’s starting point guard. The 6-foot sophomore had been averaging a team-best 4.4 assists, along with 13.4 points, the second-most points on the team behind center Omer Yurtseven.
Leblanc, a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward, was Georgetown’s first player off the bench and was averaging 7.2 points and shooting a team-best 59.3 percent.
Georgetown is 4-3 this season and has lost two consecutive games to Duke and UNC-Greensboro. The Hoyas are scheduled to host Syracuse on Dec. 14. The rivals have played the last four seasons. Syracuse has won two straight.
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Source:: Daily Times