Sims Finds Big East Home

Henry Sims, one of the best defensive centers in the Class of 2008, found a comfort and made his pick this week.

The Georgetown Hoyas are putting underclassmen in the draft and high schoolers in the books. John Thompson III and his program accepted their 3rd commitment from the Class of 2008 this week.

Henry Sims, a 6-foot-10 shot blocker from Baltimore (Md.) St. Joseph picked the program over Maryland and Virginia.

"That's a good fit for him," St. Joe's coach Pat Clatchey said. "They allow their bigs to play in the post but they also allow him to shoot it."

What Sims really excels at is defense. He averaged 12 points but blocked 3 shots and pulled down 10 rebounds as a junior. Since his freshman season, his teams are 94-13 so willing is something he expects.

"Georgetown can expect to get a guy that is used to winning and knowing what it takes to win. He's got a lot of size and versatility and potential. He's a quality person too; nice kid, good family. He wants to get better and he's willing to work."

Sims is ranked the No. 54 prospect in the nation by

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