GTK Hoyas Recruiting: Kevon Looney

GTK Hoyas Recruiting: Kevon Looney
July 22, 2013, 11:15 am
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As the July recruiting period gets underway, Comcast SportsNet wants to get you more acquainted with Georgetown basketball recruits through the "Get to Know' series. Today: Kevon Looney

Height: 6-9

Weight: 210 lbs.

School: Milwaukee Hamilton (Wisc.)

Class: 2014

Position: Forward

Skill Set: Looney is a prototypical stretch and face-up power forward. He has a solid set of moves in the post, but can also extend out toward the perimeter and make the defense respect his outside shot. On the defensive end, he can block shots around the rim and has the athleticism to guard the small forward position, if need be. He will have to add more weight once he gets to the college level in order to defend heavier power forwards and centers on the block.

Schools in the Running: It's crowded. That's how things tend to be with fringe top-10 players. Georgetown is in there, along with Florida, UCLA, Wisconsin, Marquette, Connecticut, Michigan, Michigan State, and others. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, he'll be looking to cut his list soon and pare his options down to a final five. "I want to get it done,” he told the paper. “I want to get it out of the way and focus on basketball once the season starts."

Where does Georgetown stand?: The Big Ten is in deep with Looney and we'll see with his final list how important geographic location is to him. Could Otto Porter's jump to the league play a positive role? Coach John Thompson III could also point to the success of Roy Hibbert and Jeff Green, one post and one wing player that have gone on to have success at the NBA level. If Looney comes to Georgetown, he would be a major addition alongside Isaac Copeland, who is already committed from the Class of 2014.