- The Washington Times - Friday, January 5, 2007

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Georgetown sophomore Marc Egerson is withdrawing from school, the team announced, a blow to the Hoyas’ already thin backcourt.

“Marc will be leaving Georgetown for personal reasons,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. “We respect his decision, understand that the university is not a perfect fit for every individual and appreciate the contributions he made while he was here.”

The 6-foot-6, 237-pound guard/forward from Wilmington, Del., was the first player off the bench for the Hoyas (10-3) and started three games, averaging 7.5 points and 4.0 rebounds. He scored 11 points and added a team-high seven rebounds in his last game, a 67-51 victory at Michigan Dec. 30.

Though Thompson had recruited over the two-time Delaware player of the year — with the anticipated arrival of two top-ranked prep guards next season — Egerson’s departure could prove costly in the short term. With starters Jon Wallace and Jessie Sapp the only proven ball-handlers, the move places added emphasis on reserves Tyler Crawford and Jeremiah Rivers.

The Hoyas open Big East play tomorrow against No. 17 Notre Dame (13-1).

Barker Davis

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