- The Washington Times - Friday, November 21, 2008

Georgetown recruit DaShonte Riley informed coach John Thompson earlier this week that he will decommit from the Hoyas.

The 6-foot-11, 220-pound center from Detroit Country Day (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) gave the Hoyas an oral commitment last summer but changed his mind after taking his official visit to Georgetown earlier this fall.

“[Riley] just said after he returned from his official visit that he didn’t feel like it was the right fit for him,” Detroit Country Day coach Kurt Keener said. “I know his mother felt that he had committed a little too early in the process. They discussed the situation after he returned from his official visit, and he called the staff at Georgetown recently and informed them he would be reopening his recruitment.

“My feeling is that it is now doubtful that he will end up at Georgetown.”

Riley’s decision leaves the Hoyas with just one confirmed signee in next year’s class: 6-6 wing Hollis Thompson (Concord, Calif.). The Hoyas are still pursuing other players in the class, notably Arizona decommit Solomon Hill, a 6-6 forward from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. Rivals ranks Hill No. 28 in the class, while Thompson ranks 52nd and Riley No. 121.

Georgetown doesn’t comment on recruiting until after the spring signing period which begins April 15.

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