Washington, DC – 6-5 graduate transfer guard, Rodney Pryor has proved to be everything the Georgetown Hoyas bargained for. Coming off Big East player of the week accolades, Pryor played an all around game tallying up 26 points, shooting 9-of-12 FG including 5-of-8 from three point range to lead the Hoyas to a 85-72 win over Howard.
Pryor started the game very aggressively on the defensive end in helping Georgetown go on a 14-0 run. He had only two steals but assisted with on three more. He played with great effort and competitiveness. His size at 205 lbs, wide wing span, good frame proved to be over- powering for the less athletic players of the Howard Bison. Pryor’s shooting technique is undeniably strong. He has a good stroke from 23 feet, soft hands and can finish around the rim. He’s not afraid to get in the paint and bang the boards, snatching two offensive and four defensive rebounds. Pryor is off to a good start with the Hoyas.
If LJ Peak, who finished with 14 points on 50 percent shooting and Tre Campbell (12 points), hitting four straight 3-pointers, can find their rhythm and strap up on defense then the Hoyas will be ready for conference play.
James ‘JT’ Miller has picked up where left off last season before his season-ending injury. He recorded a game high 30 points for the Howard Bison. ‘JT’ looked anxious to start but none the less, he was destined to get to the rim as he played in attack mode for most of the game. Attack mode had its ups and downs as he tallied four fouls but ‘JT’ was the go-to man tonight. His slim 6-5, 185 lb. frame kept the Bison in the game. He brought a lot of energy causing the Hoyas to foul and put the Bison in the bonus with plenty of time in the half for Howard to cut their deficit to single digits. Miller shot 10-of-18 from the field, 2-of-4 from 3-point range, and 8-of-10 from the free throw line, a very efficient offensive game. He played with great mental toughness and good speed. ‘JT’ needs to play with a little more poise the entire game. It’s important for him to take on a leadership role on the floor.
Howard was without their starting point guard, James ‘J-Byrd’ Daniel III, due to injury, which crippled them from a ball handling and floor general perspective. Starting center, 6-11, Marcel Boyd tweaked his ankle which sidelined him for much of the game. The Bison, seeking their first win, fought hard to stay in the game but fell to a overall record of 0-5. When Howard gets to full strength, they could make a strong push in the MEAC conference.
This article was written by Marcus Chester, a correspondent and scout for NetScouts Basketball. You can subscribe to our RSS feed from the upper right corner of our home page, follow us on Facebook, or on twitter.
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