Former Georgetown commit Noah Dickerson picks Florida

Former Georgetown commit Noah Dickerson picks Florida
August 17, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Georgetown Hoyas head coach John Thompson III reacts during the second half of a game against the Providence Friars at Dunkin Donuts Center.

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Fans of the Georgetown men's basketball team can stop hoping 2015 recruit Noah Dickerson will become a Hoya. 

Dickerson announced via Twitter on Sunday that he has committed to play for the Florida Gators. The 6-foot-8 power forward and top-50 recruit previously announced in May he would join the Hoyas only to decommit a few weeks later.

Only Dickerson knows for why he spurned the Hoyas, but he did receive considerable attention following a series of strong summer performances shortly after committing to Georgetown.

Certainly a bummer for coach John Thompson III, at least from a bird in the hand perspective. However, Georgetown still has two prominent frontcourt recruits committed for 2015 -- 6-foot-10 center Jessie Govan from New York and 6-foot-8 power forward Marcus Derrickson, who transferred to Brewster Academy (N.H.) after playing locally for Paul VI last season. 

Then there is Ivan Rabb, considered the top player in the 2015 class. The power forward out of Oakland recently narrowed his list of possible schools to an elite eight programs, including Georgetown (along with the other major schools one would expect). Rabb, who just played on the Team USA U17 team that won the World Championship, would obviously a major get, but Thompson is still pursuing others for 2015 and beyond.

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