Govan commits to Georgetown

Highly regarded big man Jessie Govan made his college choice on Tuesday. He's headed to play for John Thompson and Georgetown.

Jessie Govan ended his college recruitment on Tuesday.

Govan, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound center, committed to John Thompson III and Georgetown just two weeks after taking an unofficial visit to their campus. New York Lightning coach Dana Dingle confirmed the news to

"I think once he got to go to campus and met the coach and met the father and saw that's it real and felt the vibe [he wanted to decide]," Dingle told

"His parents enjoyed it and they were sold on the development piece," Dingle added. "That was hard to look away from and what they've done with those big guys."

Govan is a true center and a player that can score with his back to the basketball, specifically over his left shoulder. He's studied Georgetown's history and was impressed with how they've developed their players.

"He was looking at their history of developing the bigs and centers," Dingle said. "All of their centers have developed and basically become pros the last 15 or 20 years at the center position. Not too many schools can say that about a particular his position."

To go with Georgetown, Govan also considered Seton Hall, Connecticut and Miami. He took unofficial visits to Seton Hall and Connecticut. His visit to Georgetown was the weekend of May 3rd.

"They were recruiting him since his sophomore year, but they really turned it up with interest this past fall," Dingle said about the Hoyas.

Govan is having a strong spring with the NY Lightning. Govan is averaging 15 points and nearly five rebounds a game through two EYBL sessions.

A four-star prospect, Govan is currently ranked No. 44 overall in the 2015 class.

Govan is Georgetown's second commitment in the past week. Noah Dickerson,'s No. 49 prospect, committed to the Hoyas on Friday.

Georgetown assistant Tavaras Hardy was the point man on Govan's recruitment.

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