May 2, 2014, 1:40 PM EST
For a young player following in the footsteps of a famous parent can be difficult, especially when the first impulse of many is to immediately make the comparison of father and son. However as his high school career played out, 2014 forward/center Trey Mourning played well enough to establish himself as one of the better front court prospects in south Florida.
The 6-foot-9 Mourning attended Ransom Everglades School, receiving late interest from schools such as Georgetown, Florida and Duke. And on Thursday the younger Mourning announced that he’ll attend his father’s alma mater and join John Thompson III’s program.
While there’s sure to be familiarity with the program due to his father’s standing, the fact that he’ll be joining a program led by a coach who likely knows a thing or two about following in the footsteps of a famous parent could benefit Trey as he looks to establish himself as a college player. And it’s safe to say that the elder Mourning accomplished a lot during his four seasons at Georgetown.
Alonzo posted averages of 16.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.8 blocked shots per game, leaving the school as one of the program’s all-time greats in 1992. Mourning was a two-time All-American at Georgetown, and following his time on “The Hilltop” the center enjoyed a lengthy professional career with stops in Charlotte and Miami. And he’ll be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this fall.
Trey Mourning becomes Georgetown’s fifth commitment in the 2014 class, and given the departures of Nate Lubick (graduation) and Moses Ayegba (transferred to Nebraska) the Hoyas could use another body in the front court. Three of Georgetown’s five commitments are interior players, with Paul White and Isaac Copeland having signed NLIs.
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