Basketball player Greg Whittington to transfer from Georgetown
Dec 13, 2013 | 3:50 AM
Former Georgetown forward Greg Whittington (Oakland Mills) intends to transfer and has set his first visit to Rutgers for this weekend.
"I'm definitely looking to continue my career at another school," Whittington, who attended Oakland Mills, told ESPN.
The 6-foot-8 forward, who was dismissed from the Hoyas late last month, told ESPN he has also heard from Memphis, Nebraska and South Carolina.
There is a tie with both Memphis and Nebraska — both programs have former Georgetown assistants on staff.
The versatile Whittington had become a key factor for Georgetown the first part of last season, averaging 12.1points and seven rebounds through the first 13 games before being ruled ineligible for the remainder of the season because of due to academics.
Whittington then suffered a torn ACL this past summer.
He told ESPN on Wednesday night that he is about two months away from being cleared and hadn't ruled out a return to the court in February if he had remained with the Hoyas program.
"I'd like to thank Georgetown. I really appreciate everything they did for me — both the coaching staff and the players," Whittington said.
"But now it's time for me to move to another stage in my life."
The key question for Whittington is how much eligibility he will have remaining. He played his entire freshman season, played half of his sophomore year before being ruled ineligible and has missed the first semester this season while recovering from the torn ACL.