Riley Headed To Big East

DaShonte Riley, who is ranked No. 15 overall in the 2009 class, ended his recruitment. Riley plans to lace them up in the Big East conference.

DaShonte Riley, of Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day opted to end his recruitment on Saturday. The 6-foot-11, 220-pound big man picked Georgetown.

"It was the chemistry," Riley's mother Colette Anderson said. "We built a real good chemistry with the coaches. We thought that he could really get developed there. That's what Georgetown is known for, developing big men."

Riley Picks Georgetown (Hawkins)
Although he had interest coming in from schools across the country, his final decision came down to Michigan State, Ohio State and Georgetown. Riley and his mother's trip to Georgetown last weekend helped seal the deal.

Also among the deciding factors was the relationship that Riley built with Georgetown assistant coach Kenya Hunter.

"I guess basically he was always consistent," she said. "He was always around. He was always there. He made it a point to always make contact and come to all of his games. He just basically kept in contact on a regular basis and never fell off."

Riley is currently rated as a five star prospect on and is ranked No. 5 on's center list.

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