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LINKS: Georgetown Previews ‘Business Trip’; Hibbert Coaching in NBA?

The video content and media presence has the fans abuzz...

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It’s difficult not to notice how differently the Sports Marketing Department is portraying the Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball Team this summer.

Maybe it’s Patrick Ewing giving permission and more access. Maybe it’s advancement in social media and video capabilities. Maybe it’s the fact that the rising sophomores are pretty darn marketable. Whatever it is, we have to commend the recent “all-access” video presence and, frankly, let some of the older fans know that it’s probably time to get an Instagram account.

That said, while we won’t forget @GeorgetownHoops lying to us about Hoyas not playing in the Kenner playoffs, the surprising early release of the non-conference schedule is a very nice act of penance (listen to Casual and Bobby’s shock!).

With the “business trip” to the Bahamas next week, the fans have received more video than the past 10 seasons combined. Despite what many Georgetown fans have yelled at the TV early last season, it does appear that Coach Ewing practices defense.

Josh LeBlanc provides insight in “playing as a team” and sharing the ball. Omer Yurtseven discusses getting up-to-speed. Mac McClung is looking to get to know everyone and find what they like. A headbanded James Akinjo is looking to gel and bond with the 6+ new players to help their chemistry on the court. Patrick Ewing wants to see different lineups and will take note on who is sharing the ball and playing as a team. They all seem to agree that the Bahamas is a “business trip.” Just look at the defense they’ve been working on in their 10-NCAA-sanctioned-pre-tour practices:

(UPDATE: As we were praising the transparency and access, a video of practice was deleted—it is available on YouTube via upload after this post went up)

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Quality work on both sides of the camera!

The schedule roll out—again, a complete surprise—was done with a video tweet accompanying the press release. Many fans have yet to connect that bulldog logo from the Dec 21 scheduling to Samford of Birmingham, Alabama.

Scheduling deserves a post or three (plus a podcast) with it’s own praise but the non-conference lineup certainly has people optimistic.

Also, for the record, we have a couple former Hoyas with new jobs...

And Patrick reflecting on his old job of cleaning the rafters of MSG.