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Thursday / February 23.

Georgetown’s Whittington Academically Ineligible

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Georgetown took a hit Wednesday when head coach John Thompson III announced that sophomore forward Greg Whittington has been declared academically ineligible.

“Greg will not participate in competition until further notice due to an eligibility issue,” Thompson said.

Georgetown will not provide any further information due to federal regulations concerning student privacy issues.

The 6-foot-8 Whittington is second on the team in scoring, averaging 12.1 points per game, and is Georgetown’s second leading rebounder, averaging 7.0 boards.  He has started 13 games this season and had three double-doubles.

He is the second Big East player declared ineligible in the last week, following Syracuse senior James Southerland, who is also ineligible until further notice.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.