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Three Georgetown male basketball players enter transfer gate

Three Georgetown men’s basketball players entered the NCAA’s transfer portal on Wednesday, the latest in a string of members of coach Patrick Ewing’s squad to leave the Hoyas.

The school has announced the departures of Timothy Ighoefe, Tyler Beard and Jalin Billingsley.

Ighoefe is a 7-foot junior center who averaged 2.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in 60 games at Georgetown, including 21 starts.

Beard is a 6-2 freshman guard who has made two starts in 30 total appearances, averaging three points, 1.3 assists and 1.4 rebounds.

Billingsley is a 6-8 freshman forward who had 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game while appearing in 30.

Georgetown finished the season on a school-record 21-game losing streak, finishing 6-25 overall and 0-19 in the Big East regular season game, plus a conference tournament first-round loss. It is the worst record in league history.

The trio entering the portal join a string of Ewing players who have transferred to other schools, including Mac McClung, James Akinjo and Qudus Wahab.

In 2019, three players left the team after being accused of harassment by Georgetown students.

Ewing, who led the Hoyas to a single season above .500 in his five years on the job, received a public show of support from athletic director Lee Reed on March 2.

After acknowledging the “disappointment of a difficult season,” Reed went on to say in his statement, “In this ever-changing landscape of college athletics, we are committed to Coach Ewing, and we are working with him to evaluate all aspects of men’s basketball. program and make the necessary changes to put us back on the path to success for next year.

Last week, assistant coach Kevin Nickleberry joined Ewing’s staff.

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