Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball Team Of Last Decade

Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball Team Of Last Decade
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The Georgetown Hoyas certainly have seen better days.

Under first-year head coach Ed Cooley, who came over from Big East Conference rival Providence, Georgetown was 9-23 this season, including 2-18 in the Big East, second to last in the league. The Hoyas averaged 70.8 points per game (261st out of 362 Division I schools) this season.

But the program has still had some solid players in the past decade and, as part of our VA sports betting coverage, assembled a list, creating a starting five (two guards, two forwards and a center).

Georgetown Hoyas Team of The Decade, 2014-2024

Position Player Tenure During Decade Combined PER & WS
Guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera 2014-2016 31.2
Guard Rodney Pryor 2016-2017 24.7
Forward Marcus Derrickson 2015-2018 25.4
Forward Jessie Govan 2015-2019 34.1
Center Omer Yurtseven 2019-2020 30.3

To be on this list, players had to be with the Georgetown men’s basketball program from the 2014-15 season to 2023-24. This list is based on combination of Player Efficiency Rating (PER) and Win Shares during those years with the team, according to data. This list was assembled for BetVirginia, your source for the best Virginia sports betting bonuses.

Top Hoyas of Past Decade

Forward Jessie Govan (2015-2019) topped the list of the best Georgetown players in the past 10 years with a score of 34.1 (again, that’s Win Shared and PER combined). A four-year player, Govan played 128 games (90 starts) and averaged 13 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in his college career.

Guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (2014-2016) placed second with 31.2 points. Smith-Rivera averaged 14.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in 130 games (4,257 minutes). In his senior season, he was selected to the second-team All-Big East squad.

Center Omer Yurtseven (2019-2020) rounded out the top three with 30.3. Currently an NBA player in his third season, Yurtseven played one season with Georgetown after spending the first two with North Carolina State. He played 26 games for the Hoyas, averaging 15.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game during his one season in Washington, D.C., and is now with the Utah Jazz. Utah is out of playoff contention but Virginia sportsbook apps users have plenty of wagering options for the upcoming postseason.

Forward Marcus Derrickson (2015-2018) finished fourth at 25.4. In 89 games at Georgetown over three seasons, Derrickson averaged 10.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

Guard Rodney Pryor (2016-2017) completed the rankings at 24.7. After his first two seasons at Robert Morris, Pryor averaged 18 points and 5.0 rebounds in all 32 games played (32 starts) during his one season as a Hoya.

With a season under his belt, Cooley hopes to get it going in the right direction for the Hoyas with new players to make an impact. Caesars Virginia Sportsbook has Georgetown at +75000 odds to win the 2025 NCAA title – a long way behind Big East rival Connecticut, which won its second consecutive national championship on Monday and is favored to do it again next year with +1000 odds.

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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