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The coaching wheel has turned again for Georgetown women's basketball, as Natasha Adair resigned Sunday to take the head job at Delaware.

"Natasha Adair personifies the dream candidate to lead the new era of Blue Hens basketball," said Delaware president Dennis Assanis in a Sunday news release. "She instantly brings the attributes that we seek in our new hires to drive our programs to success. With a deep commitment to both academics and athletics, she has mentored and guided student-athletes to achieve their career goals both on and off the court. Natasha is an outstanding leader who will actively engage our players, our campus and our UD community."

Adair's move is a loss to a Georgetown program that will now be seeking its fourth different head coach in six seasons. Adair arrived in 2014 seeking to rebuild a program that had fired Keith Brown and did not renew interim coach Jim Lewis' contract. After a grueling 4-27 season in 2014-15, Adair guided the Hoyas to winning seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17, the latter of which earned a women's NIT bid. Her career mark at Georgetown was 37-54 and is 72-85 overall.

Adair will be welcomed to Delaware at a Monday news conference. Her reasons for leaving Georgetown are not known at this time, especially with the NIT bid, four returning starters, and the arrival of the Thompson Center, all of which would be seen as positive developments for the program.

"We will seek out someone who will embrace the high standards of academic and competitive excellence that defines Georgetown University," said athletic director Lee Reed in a statement common to coaching changes. "I have full confidence that, with all we have to offer here on the Hilltop, we will find a coach that will continue our momentum and achieve our goal of being one of the best programs in the Big East Conference."

The NCAA has released its annual Academic Progress Rate scores, with men's basketball's number earning a slight increase from 2015.

The Academic Progress Rate, or APR, is a four year weighted average of each men's and women's sports team at NCAA member schools. A 1,000 score connotes a 100% graduation rate. The rate consists of one point for each eligible student-athlete and one point for each graduated student-athlete, an index that penalize schools with students that either are ineligible or who leave school early.

Each player on a given roster earns a maximum of two points per term, one for being academically eligible and one for staying with the institution. A team's APR is the total points of a team's roster at a given time divided by the total points.

The multi-year weighted average APR for Georgetown men's basketball is ninth among the 10 Big East schools:

  
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Seton Hall 930 921 924 918 936 935 951 963 979 995 1000 1000
Villanova 1000 993 990 985 980 974 978 978 983 988 994 1000
Providence 936 938 938 939 935 925 925 915 947 957 979 984
Creighton 980 962 956 961 956 960 975 971 972 991 986 981
St. John's 884 909 918 959 961 968 959 941 942 953 952 974
Xavier 972 976 971 976 985 990 965 965 958 949 964 969
Butler 933 954 965 964 1000 1000 1000 1000 985 974 974 968
Marquette 918 927 954 970 975 980 970 960 959 949 962 966
Georgetown 963 970 945 942 937 937 958 966 973 950 952 957
DePaul 865 893 918 940 987 1000 984 984 960 952 943 943
 

The Georgetown results among all sports are below (note that men's rowing and sailing are not included in that they are not recognized NCAA sports.) Twelve teams scored a perfect 1000 on the rating.

 
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Baseball 955 966 975 978 992 996 985 996 996 996 1000 996
Basketball (Men's) 963 970 945 942 937 937 958 966 973 950 952 957
Basketball (Women's) 957 970 969 975 982 983 1000 991 1000 995 981 986
Cross Country (Men's) 985 991 994 1000 1000 1000 1000 995 991 992 989 992
Cross Country (Women's) 987 991 993 986 988 992 1000 1000 1000 1000 997 996
Field Hockey 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Football 971 955 961 966 968 979 986 977 980 988 991 991
Golf (Men's) 1000 1000 1000 1000 993 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Golf (Women's) 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 991 1000 1000
Lacrosse (Men's) 989 989 985 982 987 991 967 990 984 982 988 984
Lacrosse (Women's) 990 990 989 989 994 996 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Rowing (Women's) 1000 1000 1000 1000 980 968 1000 990 1000 1000 1000 1000
Soccer (Men's) 988 1000 989 991 977 966 988 971 983 990 993 993
Soccer (Women's) 993 996 994 991 992 992 1000 997 1000 1000 1000 1000
Softball * * * 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Swimming (Men's) 938 958 969 1000 1000 1000 [x] 1000 [x] [x] 1000 1000
Swimming (Women's) 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Tennis (Men's) NA 923 952 957 1000 1000 [x] 1000 [x] [x] 1000 1000
Tennis (Women's) 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 983 982 1000
Track (Men's Indoor) 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 996 992 992 989 992
Track (Women's Indoor) 989 993 1000 989 992 997 1000 1000 1000 1000 984 994
Track (Men's Outdoor) 1000 1000 994 1000 1000 1000 1000 996 992 992 989 992
Track (Women's Outdoor) 988 992 1000 989 992 994 1000 1000 997 997 984 994
Volleyball 986 991 987 986 993 993 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
 [x]: Did not report; fewer than three student athletes in recruiting class.
 
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Chris Yannick Sodom, a 7-3 center from Houston, TX originally committed to the University of New Mexico, announced a verbal commitment for the Georgetown class of 2017 on Sunday.

A native of Nigeria, Sodom played at St. Thomas HS in Houston as a junior before moving to Memphis to attend Tennessee Prep Academy, and is ranked as the #26 center prospect by ESPN.com and #261 overall by 247Sports.com. With just 215 pounds on a 7-3 frame, he is considered a project player for 2017-18.

Sodom was one of three New Mexico recruits released from their obligations on April 17 following a change in coaching.

In need of filling at least four open spots on the 2017-18 varsity, basketball head coach Patrick Ewing secured a commitment from 6-0 guard Trey Dickerson, a rising senior at the University of South Dakota, according to reports. What is unclear, however, is when he will be eligible to play next season.

Dickerson averaged 10.4 points per game for the Coyotes in 2016-17, the third leading scorer on a USD team that finished 22-12 and advanced to the school's first NIT bid. On April 11, he announced his interest in a fifth year transfer. Pending graduation from USD, Georgetown would be the fifth college for the 23 year old guard and the eighth stop in the past nine seasons.

Originally from New York, Dickerson played freshman basketball at Christ the King Academy in Queens Village, NY but struggled academically according to reports, moving to Los Angeles in the 2009-10 season to play for Montclair Prep of Van Nuys but the school closed in 2011. He moved on to Price Christian School in Los Angeles, averaging 14.8 ppg in 2011-12, but then moved on to God's Academy, a basketball-only prep school headquartered in a south Dallas recreation center. (This school is not related to the "God's Academy" of nearby Grand Prairie, TX that was labeled a diploma mill by the NCAA in 2007.)

"Dickerson is extremely fast with the ball, and he is even more dangerous in transition," wrote Future150.com in a 2013 review of the two-star rated guard. "His ball-handling is his biggest attribute, but...he needs to work on playing under control and limiting the turnovers."

At God's Academy, Dickerson averaged 23 points per game and qualified for a NCAA Division I scholarship. He committed to Murray State in the summer of 2013, choosing the Racers over offers from the University of Seattle and Oakland University. This proved to be a brief stop, as he decommitted at the close of the summer term and moved to Williston State, a North Dakota junior college. Dickerson earned third team junior college All-America honors with Williston, averaging 19 points and five assists for the Tetons.

In 2014-15 he transferred to Iowa, choosing the Hawkeyes over interest from Nebraska, Arkansas, and Washington State, but saw limited action, averaging less than three points per game.

"Dickerson played considerable minutes in Iowa's first two games of the season, but...by conference season, he was only seeing action during garbage time," wrote SB Nation. "In the 17 games since Iowa faced Iowa State and the schedule got serious, Dickerson has played exactly 32 minutes, with less than half of those in games that were decided by less than 25 points."

After one season, he announced a transfer to South Dakota. And one year later, he is back on the move.

"If you want to be a graduate transfer, they make you earn it," Dickerson told the Argus (ND) Leader. "If you don't graduate, you have to sit out, but if you do it by the rules, you've earned the right to take advantage of the opportunity."

If Dickerson does not graduate from South Dakota as scheduled, his eligibility will expire. According to NCAA rules, a player has five years to complete four years of eligibility, excepting medical hardship. Dickerson's college career began in the fall of 2013 at Murray State and will this conclude in 2017-18.

Columnist and provocateur John Feinstein suggests Georgetown and Maryland will not be playing in 2017-18. And this time, he may be correct.

"Hasn't been announced yet but I'm told Maryland and Georgetown won't be playing one another next year," said Feinstein on his Twitter account. "What a shame. Games last 2 years were great. They should play every year. Sure, Maryland has upper hand right now but these things ebb and flow. FYI, this decision was made before JT III got fired and Ewing got the job."

The Hoyas and Terrapins have played in each of the past two seasons as part of the Big East-Big 10 challenge series known as the Gavitt Games, but the series was not meant to be a static scheduling item. Given Georgetown's rebuilding mode and a likely pre-season pick in the bottom two of the conference, a break from the Gavitt games would not be unforeseen. In fact, the original plan for the eight year series would have each of the ten Big East schools playing over six of the eight years, as two schools each year are not part of the series. (Last year's non-entrants were Marquette and Xavier.)

"Clearly, Feinstein's info is coming from the Hoyas' end of things; Maryland sources said they were unaware of such a decision and it seems new Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has yet to hire a staffer to handle scheduling," writes Inside Maryland Sports. A separate, also unconfirmed report suggests that other than the Phil Knight Invitational and the Dec. 16 game with Syracuse, Ewing has not filled any of the nine remaining open non-conference games to date.

Junior forward Akoy Agau has joined a recent list of departures from the men's basketball program, as the Omaha World Herald reports he will seek a transfer at the conclusion of the spring semester this month.

Agau, a native of the Sudan via Omaha, was the 75th ranked player in the nation when he enrolled at Louisville in 2013, but played sparingly in three semesters and transferred after the fall 2014 semester. He sat out the 2015-16 season at Georgetown due to injury but averaged 4.6 points and 4.5 points per game for Georgetown as a redshirt junior, starting in eight games last season.

Agau will be the fourth unplanned departure from the Hoyas since last summer, a list that also includes Paul White (to Oregon), Isaac Copeland (to Nebraska), and L.J. Peak to the professional ranks.