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Highlights and Hoya legends from the Thompson Center groundbreaking ceremony

Georgetown University officially broke ground on the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center this morning and several legendary Hoyas were on hand to help celebrate.

The Thompson Center finally broke ground today and the best of Georgetown's past and hopefully it's future were on hand.

The Man of The Hour

Allen Iverson!

Special appearance from Jahidi White there.

Big Man U


Jeff and Roy!

The future

Alonzo and Trey Mourning

2015 recruiting target, PF Skal Labissiere, visiting for the weekend

Hoya Fan @WeAreGeorgetown has even more awesome highlights and photos from the event. Give him a follow and check out his timeline for all the others.

The Crowd

Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, Roy Hibbert, Jeff Green, Greg Monroe, Otto Porter, Henry Sims, Jahidi White, and Jerome Williams all in attendance at the groundbreaking

Standing ovation for John Thompson Jr. led by Allen Iverson

Ed Cooley(?)

Even Providence head coach Ed Cooley was in attendance at the groundbreaking

Paul Tagliabue

President DeGioia

Coach Thompson speaks



Remember that the groundbreaking is only the beginning. There is still a lot of money to be raised for the Thompson Center so check out the Casual Campaign and help Get. It. Done.

UPDATE: You can watch the replay of the whole ceremony here. (Thanks to yaboynyp for the link.)