Coming to the Hilltop: Tre Campbell, D.C.’s top point guard

Tre CampbellLocal recruits have always been a strong part of Hoya rosters. Recently, local schools have contributed to great Hoya backcourts.

Chris Wright went to St. John’s College High School in D.C., while Austin Freeman went to DeMatha Catholic in Maryland. Jason Clark played for Bishop O’Connell in the legendary county of Arlington, Va. Senior guard Markel Starks played for Georgetown Prep before coming to Georgetown. This trend continues with the commitment of point guard Tre Campbell who, like Wright, attended St. John’s.

Campbell’s commitment came in May, becoming the second member of Georgetown’s 2014 recruiting class. The three-star recruit stands at 6’2” and weighs 170 pounds. Campbell had offers from most of the local schools, such as George Washington and Maryland, but also drew attention from programs like Pitt and VCU.

ESPN doesn’t have Campbell in their top 100, but he is rated as the number 121 prospect in Rivals’ rankings for the class of 2014. Campbell is also ranked as the top point guard in D.C.

As a junior, Campbell made the All-Met second team after averaging 13.7 points per game and impressed most scouts while playing on the AAU circuit with the top team in the country.

Campbell will join forward Isaac Copeland and recent commit guard/forward L.J. Peak in Georgetown’s class of 2014, which is now ranked by ESPN as the 6th best recruiting class in the nation, though the majority of top recruits have not yet committed.

With three commits in the class of 2014, the Hoyas have no more scholarships remaining until 2015, but a transfer or a player leaving early for the draft could change the situation. JTIII and company will surely still be on the lookout for a big man to fill the last need for upcoming years.

With a strong history of local guards and the departure of Starks, Campbell will have big shoes to fill, but he will have plenty of help since the Hoya recruiting class for 2014 is one of the strongest in years.

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