Tonight is the night!
Midnight Madness Basketball Tip-Off Party Hoya Madness Hoya Hoops Madness has become a tradition at Georgetown, and the University smartly uses the event as a springboard to seduce recruits. Indeed, it is alleged that after seeing Patrick Ewing, Jr. teach Jerry Rice the Soulja Boy dance, Greg Monroe told Duke to shove it and started seeking out the more casual apartments in Copley.
Below is a list of recruits that, per Casual sources, will be in attendance.
Jagan Mosely - Class of 2016 SG commit who you can read about HERE.
Keldon Johnson - 5-star Class of 2018 SF, brother of current Hoya Kaleb Johnson
DJ Harvey - 5-star Class of 2017 wing
Joshua Carlton - Class of 2017 6'10" center
Parker Stewart - 4-star Class of 2017 SG from Tennessee
Joshua Nickleberry - Class of 2019 SG
Nate Watson - 4-star Class of 2017 PF
Blake Harris - 3-star Class of 2017 PG
Gabriel Osabuohein - Class of 2017 SF
Shakur Daniel - Class of 2018 SG
But the best part of the Madness is that it truly marks one of the only times where the team is allowed to celebrate with the students before the season starts. Members of the team are encouraged to show off their best dance moves (mostly to disastrous and hilarious results), and even JT3 gets in on it.
So for students who still are lucky enough to live on campus and experience the awesome optimism that comes with the dawning of each college hoops season, get your ass to McDonough. This is your chance to let the players know in October how loud you'll be for them when the games start to really matter in late December through March and hopefully April. This is your chance to show the team that Georgetown matters.
Check out this casual video from Georgetown:
Oh, and 2 Chainz will be there!
Presser from the school:
2 Chainz Appearance to Highlight Hoya Hoops Madness on October 16
WASHINGTON - Highlighted by an appearance from hip-hop artist 2 Chainz, Georgetown University will officially start the college basketball season on campus with Hoya Hoops Madness, being held at McDonough Arena on Friday, Oct. 16. Hoya Hoops Madness is a Georgetown University student-only event.
The evening will serve as the introduction to the Georgetown men's and women's basketball teams to the student body and fans. In addition, it will include performances from several student groups, capped off by a performance from 2 Chainz, who has had tracks appear in the Billboard Hot 100 and certified Gold or higher by the Record Industry Association of America.
Special guest emcees include JP Flaim, Eric Bickel and John Auville from the Sports Junkies 106.7 FM, the radio home of Georgetown Basketball. DJ Akademiks from WPGC radio will introduce the men's and women's basketball teams.
Upon entering, fans will receive light-up Georgetown beads for all in attendance. Exclusive Jordan Brand t-shirts will be given to the first 2,000 fans in attendance.
There will be dance routines by the GU Dance Company, GU Jawani, and Groove Theory beginning at 8 p.m., as well as the Georgetown University cheerleaders and pep band.
A dunk contest featuring players from the men's basketball team will be held, as well as a 10-minute inter-squad scrimmage with members of both the men's and women's teams.
The Hoya men's basketball team and Head Coach John Thompson III will be introduced around 9 p.m.
Doors for McDonough Arena will open at 7 p.m. The event is open only to Georgetown students and admission is free. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fans are recommended to arrive early to guarantee admission.
As always, the night will include surprise appearances and excitement for the upcoming season.
Georgetown Hoyas basketball.