DaShonte Riley Commits to Georgetown

DaShonte Riley, a 6-foot-11, 220-pound center from Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day who had gotten early recruiting interest, has committed to Georgetown, according to Scout.com's Evan Daniels. Riley visited Georgetown last weekend.

DaShonte Riley, who is ranked No. 15 overall in the 2009 class, picked the Hoyas over interest from Michigan State and Ohio State. He also received looks from North Carolina State, Kansas, UCLA and USC.

Riley is planning on playing at the Amare Stoudameire and LeBron James camps this summer.

Riley plays for The Family AAU team. He averaged 7.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 5.0 blocked shots per game last season as the Yellow Jackets finished 21-5, losing to eventual state champion runner-up Flint Powers Catholic 48-35 in the quarterfinals.

"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."

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. Riley told GoldenSports.Net during the Boo Williams Invitational that he had not talked to Minnesota in awhile. Riley has struggled a bit this spring, causing some evaluators to drop him in their rankings.


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