Oakland Mills’ boys basketball player Greg Whittington has become a hot commodity over the last several months.
After a big summer with his AAU team, HCYP Elite, at the 2010 AAU Nationals in Florida, the senior forward has made a name for himself in the college basketball world.
This season, the 6-foot-9 swingman averaged 24 points and 11 rebounds in leading the Scorpions to Howard County and District V championships.
Oakland Mills (25-1) fell just short in its goal to play in the state final four at the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center after losing to Gwynn Park in the Class 2A South Regional finals last week.
Assistant coaches from top notch programs such as Oklahoma and Texas of the Big 12 made the trip to the Columbia school to see Whittington in action.
During last week’s 2A South regional playoffs, Georgetown coach John Thompson III watched Whittington and the Scorpions in their first two playoff games, wins over Central against and Frederick Douglass.
Thompson brought along assistant coaches and also his legendary father, Hall of Fame coach John Thompson.
In the regional finals, a narrow 52-48 defeat to Gwynn Park, Maryland coach Gary Williams, along with assistants Keith Booth and Bino Ranson were on hand to show their interest in the star player.
In the end, according to Scout.com, Whittington choose the Hoyas over the Terps and will be the fourth player in Georgetown’s 2011 class along with DeMatha forward Mikael Hopkins, a former Terps target.