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Thursday / January 23.
  • Terrance Williams decommits from Georgetown, adding to Patrick Ewing’s nightmare week

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Patrick Ewing’s nightmare week just got worse.

    Terrance Williams, the 6-foot-6 power forward from Gonzaga Prep in Washington, D..C., announced his decommitment from Georgetown days after a scandal hit the basketball program. In the ongoing situation at the University, three players were connected to assault, burglary and harassment, and two opted to transfer.

    As first reported by me, point guard James Akinjo is considering Gonzaga among his future destinations.

    Williams committed in July after considering Virginia, Stanford, Notre Dame and DePaul.

    Georgetown still has two commits in point guard Dante Harris and small forward Jamari Sibley, who committed last week.

    “Earlier this week, you may have read about allegations against three members of our team,” Ewing said Wednesday in a statement before his team beat Oklahoma State.

    “While I can’t comment on individual students, please know that we take conduct issues very seriously and that our players are subject to the same disciplinary policies and procedures contained in the Code of Conduct that apply to any undergraduate or graduate student. I expect the highest standard of conduct of my players and they are given no special treatment when it comes to their behavior and discipline. This is a fair and equitable process for all students.

    “I address this because I don’t want there to be any question about the culture of Hoya basketball. The G we wear on our uniforms is about much more than basketball.

    “It’s about a culture that expects the best of our players, both on and off the court. Having a strong culture is also about respecting and supporting those members of our community who come forward to report misconduct.

    “We represent a University that holds us all to the highest standards, and to live generously in service to others.

    “I won’t have any more to say on these allegations at this point. “

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.