Gheorghe Muresan's Son, George, to Georgetown: Hoyas Land PF Prospect

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIApril 13, 2016

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Gheorghe Muresan's son, George, will join the Georgetown Hoyas basketball program as a walk-on. 

Rob Dauster of NBCSports.com reported the news of Muresan's commitment Wednesday, indicating the young forward's high school, St. Andrew's, announced his next step.

Muresan stands at 6'9" and has more of a finessed skill set than his father, who towers at 7'7" and enjoyed a solid NBA career, primarily with the Washington Bullets.

In addition to boasting a shooting range that extends to the three-point arc, the younger Muresan plays strong with the ball. He more often than not gets his offense with his back to the basket and makes quick, decisive moves in the post.

The teenager also shows a knack for blocking shots on the defensive end, with excellent timing on his jumps and a penchant for crashing the glass. His tenacity and evident competitiveness should serve him well at Georgetown.

Muresan's father offered an evaluation of his son as a player in January, per the Washington Post's Brandon Parker: “He trust shot a lot more better than last year. I'm very proud of him. When I miss game, I feel bad. I tell him all the time, most important is not basketball; just have fun. I don't want him to be me. He's way more smarter than I was."

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George Muresan may have a hard time carving out minutes with the Hoyas, but he will be close to his current home of Potomac, Maryland, by going to the nation's capital. Should he acquit himself well there, Muresan may have the opportunity to transfer down the road if he desires additional minutes.

The fact Muresan was able to stand out enough on a strong St. Andrew's team—despite averaging 5.8 points as of late January, per Parker—to be given a priority walk-on spot at a big-time program in Georgetown bodes well for his basketball future.

If he continues to grow and comes closer to his father's height, Muresan's ceiling as a player may well increase.


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