Ryan Mutombo, son of Basketball Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo, announced Sunday he would be attending Georgetown, his father's alma mater.
The 6-foot-11 Mutombo is a four-star recruit and ranked as the No. 15 center on ESPN's class of 2021 rankings. At Lovett School in Georgia, he averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Coach Patrick Ewing secured the recruit as part of his 2021 class that has four pledges, according to ESPN.
Mutumbo follows in the footsteps of other notable Georgetown big men and their sons. Ewing's and Alonzo Mourning's sons also played for the Hoyas.
The younger Mutombo chose Georgetown over Tennessee, Stanford and Georgia.
"Solid as they come," he tweeted in a video that showed him dribbling and sporting a Hoyas shirt.
Solid as they come💙 pic.twitter.com/vhvKNuzbLW
The elder Mutombo was a two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was one of late coach John Thompson's big men he developed from 1988-91. Mutombo went on to star in the NBA as an eight-time All-Star and four-time Defensive Player of the Year.
Mutombo, known for his signature finger wave, ranks second in NBA history in blocked shots.
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