• Georgetown Prep
  • Bethesda, MD
Front row: (L to R) Akeem Clark, Akbar Waheed III, Dylan Gassaway, Tyler, Garrett, Amahd Clark, Goap Kodi
Standing:(L to R) Coach Joe Patterson, Vinncent Whitney, Coach Larry Gray, Rulian “RJ” Stewart, Patrick McDonough, Carter Berg-McLean, Wisdom Mintz, Lee Bruner IV, Coach Eric Johnson, Noah Golesorkhi, Coach Howard Blue


# Name Pos. Height Grade Year
1Rulian "RJ" StewartG6'SR2024
2Lee Bruner, IVG6'SR2024
3Akbar Waheed, IIIG6' 6"JR2025
5Patrick McDonoughG6'JR2025
10Wisdom MintzG6' 1"SO2026
11Akeem ClarkG6' 3"JR2025
12Dylan GassawayW6' 7"JR2025
20Amahd ClarkF6' 3"JR2025
22Goap KodiF6' 10"SR2024
25Carter Berg McLeanG6'4"JR2025
30Tyler GarrettF6' 9"JR2025
50Immanuel IheanachoF6' 7"SO2026

Team Profile

Georgetown Preparatory School from North Bethesda, Maryland returns to the Gonzaga DC Classic for the first time since 2019. The Hoyas play in the Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) and finished the 2022-23 season with a final record of 15-10, falling in the IAC semifinals. Highlights from last season included a trip to Tampa, Florida to compete against fellow Jesuit schools in the Cookie Garcia Jesuit Invitational and defeating DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) 89-72 in the Capitol Hoops Challenge.

Led by Head Coach Howard Blue, the Hoyas are looking to contend for an IAC championship this season. Georgetown Prep brings back nine players from last season’s roster, including senior forward Goap Kodi (6’10, Loyola University Maryland) and all-conference junior guards Akbar Waheed III (6’6) and Patrick McDonough (5’11).

In addition to the Gonzaga DC Classic, Georgetown Prep’s challenging non-conference schedule includes Good Counsel’s Xaverian Classic (Olney, MD), Governors Challenge (Salisbury, MD), Capitol Hoops Challenge (Reston, VA), and a home contest vs. Sidwell Friends (Washington, D.C.). Coach Blue states, “This season is a great opportunity for our team and players collectively. We are truly grateful and excited to be participating in the Gonzaga DC Classic tournament again.” Follow Georgetown Prep basketball on Instagram (@gprepbasketball) and Twitter/X (@GPrepBasketball).

Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory School is America’s oldest Catholic boarding and day school for young men in grades 9 through 12, and the only Jesuit boarding school in the country. Situated on 93 acres in suburban Washington, D.C., Prep's mission is to form men of competence, conscience, courage and compassion; men of faith and men for others.

Team Information

  • Head Coach: Howard Blue
  • Assistant Coaches: Larry Gray, Eric Johnson, Joe Patterson, Darryl Norris
  • Managers: Vincent Whitney, Noah Golesorkhi
  • Head Trainer: Jeremy Eith
  • Mascot: Hoyas
  • Colors: Blue and Gray
  • Conference: Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC)

School Profile

Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory School is America’s oldest Catholic boarding and day school for young men. Georgetown Prep is an independent, Jesuit, college preparatory school for grades 9-12. Located in North Bethesda, Maryland, the school enjoys the cultural and historic resources of the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.

Both Georgetown Prep and Georgetown University sprang from the vision of the remarkable John Carroll, the first bishop of Baltimore. Carroll regarded the school as critical to the future of the Catholic Church in the United States. He viewed it as a potential source of priestly vocations and of well-educated Catholic citizens able to play a significant role in the affairs of the new republic.

A number of themes recur throughout Georgetown Prep’s history. Most importantly, the Jesuits of Georgetown regarded the Christian formation of students as their primary mission. Knowledge and skills, although important, were approached as means to an end: the knowledge and love of God. Given the intimate, residential character of the school, greater reliance was placed on creating a carefully structured and regulated environment conducive to the moral and religious growth of students than on formal classroom instruction in the truths of the Catholic religion. Jesuits taught, lived, and recreated with their students and sought to inculcate habits of prayer, attendance at mass, and reception of the sacraments.

The highly structured curriculum emphasized study of the classics as a means of disciplining the mind, imbibing the wisdom of the ancients, and developing eloquentia or facility in speaking and writing. Students received a considerable amount of individual attention from their teachers and prefects, whose lives revolved around them.

Religious and ethnic pluralism also characterized the preparatory school. From its inception, Georgetown Prep accepted students from foreign countries and from religious traditions other than Roman Catholic. Over the years, Georgetown Prep prospered because of dedicated administrators, teachers, prefects, talented students and great good fortune.

At the turn of the 20th century, the Georgetown College Preparatory School made plans to move away from the University’s campus in the District of Columbia. In 1919, it moved to its current location on 93 acres in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Sponsored by the Society of Jesus, Georgetown Prep is one of 60 Jesuit High Schools and 28 colleges and universities in the United States. Jesuit schools are infused with a five century-old tradition and philosophy of education laid down by the society’s founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Today, the Jesuit ethos at Prep helps each young man develop to his potential in an environment that fosters the growth of the whole person. The aim of the Prep community is to provide young men not only with knowledge but also with the spiritual, moral, and aesthetic values which will prepare them for a life of high achievement, community service, and personal fulfillment.

This year, Georgetown Prep celebrates its 234th year of forming Men for Others.

School Information

  • President: Rev. James R. Van Dyke, S.J.
  • Headmaster: John Glennon, Jr.
  • Athletic Director: Daniel Paro
  • Location: North Bethesda, MD
  • Website: www.gprep.org