Casual Wiseman sleepyhoya is back and this time, he's talking about Walk-Ons:
The team has to be led by the Captain, Ryan Dougherty. Ryan is not only the captain of the All Walk-On team, he was a tri-captain of the 2010-11 Hoyas along with Chris Wright and Austin Freeman. A native of Kensington, MD, Dougherty transferred to Georgetown from the University of Rochester. Over his two year career with the Hoyas he played in 14 games logging 22 minutes. Dougherty still holds the single season FG percentage for the Hoyas - in 2011 he was 1000% from the field making his only shot. Ryan, now known as a coach on the floor and a coach off the floor, is the point guard in the unique All Walk-On offense that features four point guards and a center.
Walking on from 1977-80, 6'0" John Irwin was a late bloomer. In fact, Irwin did not hit his first shot until his senior year. A native of Larchmont, New York, John played in 19 games over three years. Scouts mainly focused on his ball handling abilities as he notched double digits, 10, assists for his career. Irwin also sported the team's best Caucasian afro during the late 70's and currently works in the Manhattan DA's office putting bad guys away.
Brendan Gaughan, another guard in the four point guard offense, walked on from 1995-97. A placekicker on the Hoyas football squad who earned All-Conference honors while converting 39 of 40 extra point attempts during the 1994 season for the highest extra point percentage in Hoya history, Gaughan played in a remarkable 25 basketball games during that stretch and made two shots in his career. But JTII knew him as a demon on the boards where he averaged more than 2 per year during his career. JTII also knew his Dad who got him involved in some lucrative Las Vegas investments. More on that at the Google machine. Gaughan parlayed his Georgetown experience to become a successful NASCAR driver where he reportedly scores more often than he did as a Hoya. Interestingly, Gaughan once sported corn rows in honor of his Hoyas teammate Allen Iverson during a race at Dover International Speedway during the 2002 Craftsman Truck Series season, and currently is the driver of the #62 South Point Casino & Hotel Toyota in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Germain Racing.
Jim Corcoran walked on at Georgetown in 1981-82. The rugged point guard played in two games but recorded not a single stat for his career. Coming from Georgetown Prep, Jim makes the team because he is a member of the Georgetown Hall of Fame for his football career. (this is an important fact as it may be the first time most readers here realize that Georgetown has a football team). Jim went on to a successful career on Wall Street, in the 1%, and currently is the Chairman of the Heisman Trust. Yes, that Heisman.
The last point guard of the All Walk-On team is Tom Lang. Tom logged 32 minutes in 14 games during the 1987-88 Hoya season. A standout at Wooten High in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Tom filled up the stat sheet that season going 2-11 from the field and collecting 2 rebounds and three assists. Tom's Dad was the legendary track coach at Georgetown, proving that legacy trumps talent any day.
That's the team, four point guards and John Caprio. Five coaches on the floor - All time Walk-On Hoyas. I know there will be outrage that guys like Terry Fenlon, Paul Chester and Emmitt Fitzgerald were left off. But somebody had to make the tough calls here.
Next week, All Time Male Cheerleaders.