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Four-star forward Drew Fielder, Class of 2024 guard Kayvaun Mulready follow Ed Cooley to Georgetown
By ADAM ZAGORIADrew Fielder, the four-star 6-foot-11 Class of 2023 stretch four-man from Southern California Academy and the West Coast Elite AAU program, is following Ed Cooley to Georgetown.
So is Class of 2024 guard Kayvaun Mulready.
Ranked the No. 16 center in his class by 247Sports.com, Fielder initially committed to Providence last September. With Cooley now the head man at another Big East school, Fielder is making the move as well.
“I chose Georgetown because of my relationship with coach Cooley,” he told On3. “I really trust what he’s saying and I really believe that he believes in me. He believes we can make Georgetown really good together. They have a good history and we want to keep that going. Keep the history of elite bigs coming through. I’m really excited.”
Julius von Hanzlik, his coach at Southern California Academy, said: “Fielder at 6’11 can step out and play on the perimeter like a guard or wing with his shooting, ball handling, and decision-making ability. What makes him unique is most bigger skilled players don’t want to bang or have anything to do with the paint.
“That is not the case for Fielder. He embraces playing physical and banging down low. He will bring you down to that block and post you with physicality and skill. With his size, versatility, and most importantly mentality he’s got a real chance of getting his name called on draft night. NBA is a reality for him. Drew is just built different mentally. He’s everything you want in your player as a coach.”
Ryan Silver of West Coast Elite said: “Drew Fielder was fantastic for us this summer. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and is an extremely skilled big man who will make money playing basketball. He’s a wonderful young man.”
As for Mulready, the 6-foot-4 Class of 2024 shooting guard from Worcester Academy initially committed to Providence in January over Marquette, Maryland and UConn but will now suit up for the Hoyas.
“Coach Cooley is an outstanding coach and person and someone who I have a lot of trust and faith in,” he told On3. “We’ve built a great relationship from last summer and it’s been getting even stronger since. I know that’s someone who I want to play for. “
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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.