Georgetown's 2016-17 college basketball season kicks off tonight with
Midnight Madness Basketball Tip-Off Party Hoya Madness at McDonough Gymnasium. Midnight Madness Basketball Tip-Off Party Hoya 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 some of the recruits that will be in attendance:
Georgetown getting a nice crew for Midnight Madness tomorrow:— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) October 14, 2016
As Georgetown currently has zero commits in the Class of ‘17, hopefully the show tonight will tilt the balance in our favor for Moultrie and Walker. Moultrie is a local 3-star point guard who was previously considered a heavy Georgia lean before Georgetown got involved. He isn’t a program changer by any means, but he can run the show down the road. Walker is another local product and is a 3-star 6’7” forward whose game has improved greatly over the summer. The Hoyas have been showing Walker a lot of love recently and most recruiting prognosticators (these are likely people in their underwear eating Frosted Flakes in their mom’s basements not that there’s anything wrong with Frosted Flakes) have Walker choosing between Georgetown and Virginia Tech.
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.
Georgetown basketball is back.
Kick it, Wale!