Noah Dickerson, a heralded 2015 recruit who committed to Georgetown last month, has now backed off that pledge.
Dickerson, a 6-foot-8 power forward, was one of two big men to commit just days after coach John Thompson III received national attention for reportedly helping former Hoya Roy Hibbert regain his form with the Indiana Pacers.
The Monterverde Academy (Fl.) product made a simple statement about his plans from his Twitter account Monday night.
I have decided to reopen my recruitment.— Noah Dickerson (@NDickerson41) July 1, 2014
What changed since late May? In late June, Dickerson so impressed his peers with his low-post skills during the NBPA Top 100 Camp that he was voted one of the top players in the showcase event. Other notables expressed their enthusiasm for his offensive skills.
Do you Know a Dickerson? Well Noah Dickerson is punishing the defense. #NBPATop100Camp— Coach John Lucas (@CoachJohnLucas1) June 21, 2014
Georgetown commitment Noah Dickerson having strong game. Post moves, jumpers and rebounding #NBATop100— Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) June 20, 2014
Whether the attention received from his head-turning display changed his mind or not, Dickerson has done just that.
Should the remaining 2014 and 15 players stick with the program into next season, the Hoyas figure to have a deep interior rotation.
Jessie Govan, the other big man recruit to commit to the Hoyas last month, and Paul VI wing forward Marcus Derrickson are now the sole members of 2015 class. Georgetown is reportedly in the mix for other '15 frontcourt players, including Ivan Rabb, considered the No. 1 overall prospect. Rabb visited Georgetown last month.
Georgetown's five-player class for 2014 includes forwards Isaac Copeland, Paul White and Trey Mourning, and ranks eighth nationally according to ESPN. Rising junior Bradley Hayes would be a senior in 2015.
Assuming Mourning, the son of former Georgetown and NBA star Alonzo Mourning, is a scholarship player and not joining as a walk-on, the Hoyas have three scholarships available for 2015, on for 2014.