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
Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) September 12, 2014
Special appearance from Jahidi White there.
Big Man U
Jeff and Roy!
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.
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
Even Providence head coach Ed Cooley was in attendance at the groundbreaking
"I went into football because I couldn't beat John Thompson in basketball." -Paul Tagliabue, former NFL Commissioner #GUThompsonCenter— Pam Chvotkin (@reddusfoximus) September 12, 2014
Coach Thompson speaks
"I am a very educated person. I speak two languages fluently: English and profanity" - John Thompson, Jr. #GUThompsonCenter— Alex Armstrong (@AlexJArmstrong) September 12, 2014
Here's John Thompson Jr. #GUThompsonCenter Be careful how you treat people because they may grow up to be your boss - JT Jr.— Glidehoyas (@Glidehoyas) September 12, 2014
Without the help of a lot of people that are in here now it would've been impossible to succeed - John Thompson Jr. #GUThompsonCenter— Glidehoyas (@Glidehoyas) September 12, 2014
John Thompson Jr: It's not the graduation rate, it's what you do with the education that's important #GUThompsonCenter— Hoya Hoop Club (@HoyaHoopClub) September 12, 2014
"This school is defined by more than just victories. This is an educational institution." - John Thompson #GUThompsonCenter— Casual Hoya (@CasualHoya) September 12, 2014
You'll never know how many times I've been afraid, but you just have to try. Not about quantity, it's the quality. JT2 #GUThompsonCenter— Pam Chvotkin (@reddusfoximus) September 12, 2014
"That name is on that building because of my father. I'm just a Junior. I'm more than appreciative." - JT2 #GUThompsonCenter— Pam Chvotkin (@reddusfoximus) September 12, 2014
The shovels are in the ground. Hoya Saxa. #GUThompsonCenter— Casual Hoya (@CasualHoya) September 12, 2014
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.)