MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MARCH 9: Head coach Patrick Ewing of Georgetown Hoyas reacts in the second half during the game against the Marquette Golden Eagles at Fiserv Forum on March 9, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris / Getty Images)
Georgetown Basketball announced surprising news tonight, confirming that star point guard James Akinjo and the great key player Josh LeBlanc are no longer on the show.
Akinjo, the current freshman of Big East, is a four-star and top 100 recruit. In seven games this season, he led the Hoyas in minutes per game (30.7) and was second in points per game with 13.4.
LeBlanc started in 22 games last season and appeared in six games this year, missing the first game of the season against Mt. Santa Maria. He was averaging 7.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.
Georgetown’s big announcement: starter base James Akinjo and grand reserve Josh LeBlanc no longer play for the team. pic.twitter.com/VcSJ7zJAQL
– Ava Wallace (@avarwallace) December 2, 2019
According to multiple reports, both Akinjo and LeBlanc are already on the NCAA transfer portal. The Spun can confirm that this is the case.
Matt Zenitz of AL.com first reported news of the couple who entered the portal.
Another Georgetown basketball player, Baton Rouge native Josh LeBlanc, has also put his name on the NCAA transfer portal, by source.
He started 22 games last year.
– Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 2, 2019
To say that this is a brutal blow to Georgetown would be to fall short. The Hoyas (4-3) were expected to play a spot in the NCAA Tournament and be among the top steps of the Big East this season.
Now, the team has lost two of its best players, and its depth has received a great blow.
At this time, it is not clear if Akinjo and LeBlanc decided to leave alone or were fired from the team. More information should be forthcoming on the subject.
Source:: Daily Times