Former RMU guard Rodney Pryor finds a new home

The graduate transfer leaves a rapidly-growing program for one with a legacy of success.


Cortney Peasley

Pryor will be relied upon to take plenty of shots like this as a member of the Hoyas’ roster.

Daniel Kitchen, Sports Editor

After announcing plans to transfer from the program 19 days ago, former Robert Morris University guard Rodney Pryor has found a new home at one of the most successful college basketball programs in the nation: Georgetown.

According to multiple media outlets (first reported by theScore), Pryor announced his decision to become a Hoya last night, picking Georgetown and its incredible legacy over other Division I programs, including Florida, Gonzaga, Kansas, Minnesota, and Georgia. He had visits set up with Georgetown and Florida, and was going to visit Gonzaga later this week.

Pryor is expected to have the opportunity to earn playing time immediately at GU: leading scorer D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (the only guard to start every game for the team last season) graduates this year, and two soon-to-be juniors, L.J. Peak and Tre Campbell, split time starting the previous year.

In addition to the two returning guards, Pryor will face competition from another collegiate transfer, Jonathan Mulmore (Allegany College of Maryland) and incoming recruit Jagan Mosely, the fifth-ranked player out of New Jersey (by ESPN), who was two points shy of appearing on ESPN’s Top 100 recruits list for 2016.

Of Pryor’s statistics last season, his 522 points would have been second on Georgetown’s roster, behind only the departing Smith-Rivera (533), and his 239 rebounds would have led all Hoyas by 58 (and the guards by 119). Pryor also would have been in the top three on the Georgetown roster in blocks, steals, free-throw percentage, and multiple shooting categories (field goals, three-pointers, and free throws made).

Pryor will join the team in a similar situation to the one he left: Georgetown struggled to a 15-18 record last season and did not play in the postseason after appearing in either the NCAA or NIT Tournament the past eleven seasons (the first such miss under current Head Coach John Thompson III).