Georgetown continuing to jell ahead of matchup with Merrimack

On paper, Georgetown’s rebuild is off to a promising start.The Hoyas host Merrimack on Wednesday in Washington as winners of three straight, Georgetown’s longest winning streak since December 2021.But first-year Hoyas coach Ed Cooley said that Georgetown’s revamped roster has yet to fully mesh, a more telling measure of the team’s state six games into the season.”You have so many teams that don’t have any synergy and continuity right now,” Cooley said, per The Washington Post. “So you have all these ‘Oh, my bad’ moments. … The teams that don’t have those are probably some of the better teams in the country because they have carry-over chemistry and they have continuity among the players.”We’ve made so many mistakes. … A block out here, a missed switch here, transition defense here, a missed screen here. That’s just going to take some time for us.”Jayden Epps, one of the Hoyas’ 11 newcomers this season, has emerged as Cooley’s most reliable scorer. The Illinois transfer has set his career high in points in each of Georgetown’s past two games.Epps propelled the Hoyas (4-2) past visiting Jackson State 88-81 on Saturday with 34 points, one game after dropping 31 in Georgetown’s overtime win against American on Nov. 19.The guard leads the Big East with 19.7 points per game entering Tuesday.

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