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Devonta Pollard Chooses Alabama Over Georgetown

The Georgetown Hoyas lost out on forward Devonta Pollard on Friday night, as the top 50 recruit from Mississippi decided to stay down south in the SEC and play for Anthony Grant at Alabama. The Hoyas have significant depth along the front line, both returning and incoming in the 2012 recruiting class. Yet adding Pollard would have been a huge late addition. Here's what SB Nation's Georgetown Blog, Casual Hoya had to say about missing out on Pollard:

Despite Pollard's announcement theatrics, his decision today to remain in the South shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Though Pollard enjoyed his official visit to Georgetown, after former Hoyas assistant coach and lead Pollard recruiter Robert Kirby bolted to LSU not many close to Georgetown's program had high hopes for his commitment. Though the decision does make you wonder a little bit whether Pollard was indeed leaning towards heading to the Hilltop before Kirby's departure, Georgetown's depth at the forward position makes this loss easier to swallow.

Georgetown now moves forward with a class of Bradley Hayes and Brandon Bolden, who are both 6'10 or taller, and guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera.

For more information on the Hoyas and Devonta Pollard's decision, check out the SBNation blog Casual Hoya. For the latest recruiting news from around the country, be sure to check out SB Nation's NCAA Basketball Hub.