Greg Whittington transfers to Rutgers following dismissal
Former Georgetown forward Greg Whittington has transferred to Rugters University. The move comes after Whittington was dismissed from the Georgetown basketball team in November for undisclosed reasons.
Whittington’s career at Georgetown lasted three semesters. The lanky forward played his entire freshman and found success in his sophomore year, becoming the team’s second leading scorer and leading rebounder in last year’s fall semester. However, Whittington was ruled ineligible for the spring due to academics and then suffered an ACL injury in the offseason, which kept him off the court until his dismissal.
Whittington drew attention from Nebraska, Memphis, South Carolina, and Oregon. Nebraska has former Georgetown assistant Kenya Hunter on their staff while former Hoya assistant Robert Kirby is at Memphis.
Whittington will be coached by former Washington Wizards head coach Eddie Jordan.
“Coach Jordan welcomed me as family and so did the entire staff,” Whittington said to ESPN.com. “The style of play is similar to Georgetown, but it’s more open and he likes to get out and run.”
Whittington added that his new team’s realignment contributed to his decision.
“They will be in the Big Ten next year with a lot of competition. I like the players on the team, the campus was nice and they have a good fan base.”
It is unclear when Whittington will be eligible to play, or how many semesters of eligibility he will have left given the complex series of events surrounding his career over the last calendar year.
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