Already possessing limited numbers in their guard rotation, Georgetown will head north to New York City for the 2K Classic without one of their contributors.
Sophomore guard Tre Campbell will miss the Hoyas’ two games at Madison Square Garden due to illness, with head coach John Thompson III announcing Campbell won’t be making the trip Thursday afternoon. Georgetown, which fell to 0-2 on the season Tuesday night with a close loss at No. 3 Maryland, has played its first two games of the season without forward Paul White due to a hip injury.
Campbell’s absence means that Georgetown will have two scholarship guards available when they take on Wisconsin Friday and then either Duke or VCU on Sunday, with those players being senior D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and sophomore L.J. Peak. With Campbell (21.5 mpg) available those two still saw a lot of playing time against Radford and Maryland, with Peak averaging 34.5 minutes per game and Smith-Rivera at 34.0 mpg (and that’s factoring in his foul trouble Tuesday night).