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Arizona State’s Jay Heath comes home to play for Georgetown

Jay Heath (right, in a 2018 high school game) is returning to his hometown to play for Georgetown. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
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Jay Heath, Arizona State’s No. 2 scorer last season and a Washington native, is transferring to Georgetown, the school announced.

A 6-foot-3 guard who averaged 10.6 points, Heath played one season for the Sun Devils after spending his first two years at Boston College. Heath played the last two years of his high school career at Wilson (which was renamed Jackson-Reed High this year).

Heath “adds versatility and scoring,” Coach Patrick Ewing said in a statement released by the school Saturday. “His experience and toughness will make him a key part of our team next season.”

Heath scored in double digits five times in ASU’s final seven games, including a season-best 20 points against Utah on Feb. 26. His three-pointer in overtime beat Oregon, 69-67, on Dec. 5 in Eugene. He scored 14 points in that game, making 4 of 6 three-point attempts.

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“Georgetown was the right fit for me. More than anything, I wanted to get back home to DC and Georgetown and the coaching staff gave me the opportunity to do that,” Heath said in Georgetown’s statement. “I’m part of a close family and it means a lot to me that I can see them more and be closer to my support system.”

Heath helped his 33-9 high school team to an undefeated record in the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association in 2018 and a victory over Theodore Roosevelt for the championship. That team also won the D.C. State Athletic Association title. Heath had transferred from Bishop O’Connell before his senior season.

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