Akinjo and Yurtseven to Join Georgetown Men's Basketball Program

April 16, 2018

WASHINGTON - Head Men's Basketball Coach Patrick Ewing announced that Georgetown has signed James Akinjo to a National Letter of Intent and that Omer Yurtseven will transfer to the Hilltop.

Akinjo, a 6-0, 160-pound guard will be eligible for the 2018-19 season as a member of the Georgetown Class of 2022. The four-star product (Richmond, Calif./Salesian College Preparatory) was named the MVP of the Peach Jam last summer after averaging 18.7 points and 6.7 assists during the tournament.

Yurtseven, a Turkish-born 7-0, 245-pound center will transfer from NC State and will be eligible to play in the 2019-20 season. In his sophomore season, he started 22 of 33 games, averaging 13.5 ppg and 6.7 rpg in 23.8 mpg, which earned him All-ACC Third Team honors.

Ewing has also signed 6-9 forward Grayson Carter (Dallas, Texas/Bishop Dunne), 6-6 forward Josh LeBlanc (Baton Rouge, La./Madison Prep Academy) and 6-2 guard Matthew "Mac" McClung (Gate City, Va./Gate City High School). The three players will join Akinjo on the 2018-19 Georgetown basketball team.



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