Patrick Ewing wins solid recruiting battle for Georgetown by landing four-star Jamarko Pickett

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Georgetown received some positive momentum on the recruiting trail on Friday as Class of 2017 four-star forward Jamarko Pickett pledged to the Hoyas.

Originally an Ole Miss commit who received his release during the middle of July, Pickett is a consensus top-100 prospect and a major grab for the Hoyas and head coach Patrick Ewing for next season. Once Pickett opted to open up his recruitment, he took official visits to see Georgetown and Maryland — two schools that are local for the D.C. native — and the Hoyas ended up winning the battle.

The 6-foot-9 Pickett is a long and athletic wing forward who should have a chance to earn immediate minutes at Georgetown next season. This is a really solid get for Ewing and the Hoyas, as they needed to get an impact guy who could develop into a potential all-league threat.