Nov. 14, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown men's basketball graduate transfer Rodney Pryor (Evanston, Ill./Notre Dame Prep/Robert Morris) was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week on Monday.
Pryor, who transferred to Georgetown after graduating from Robert Morris University and has one year of eligibility, scored 32 points in his first game, helping lead the Hoyas to a 105-60 win over USC Upstate on Saturday at Verizon Center.
He scored 26 points in the first half, including six 3-pointers, as Georgetown raced out to a 68-35 lead.
Pryor finished with a game-high 32 points, the most in a debut game under John Thompson III. He is the ninth player to score at least 30 points and it was the 16th 30-plus point game under Thompson.
Pryor's 32 points were also the most in a debut game for a Georgetown player since Brian Sheehan scored 30 points on Dec. 4, 1958 against Kentucky Wesleyan.
Georgetown is back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 15, hosting local rival Maryland as part of the Gavitt Games. Tipoff at Verizon Center is slated for 6:30 p.m. The game will be shown live on FS1, with Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery calling all of the action.