The BIG EAST is holding their annual men’s basketball media day today, virtually. As reported on Tuesday, the BIG EAST released scheduling news for December, as well as the coaches poll.
Patrick Ewing spoke to the media and discussed several topics on the season, the team, and social awareness.
Ewing says that Georgetown is still working on completing the non-conference schedule.— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) October 28, 2020
For @GeorgetownHoops to have success, it will be crucial for Jamorko Pickett and Jahvon Blair to lead the Hoyas. #BEmediaday | @GeorgetownHoops pic.twitter.com/8CPmu2FwPD— #BIGEASThoops (@BIGEASTMBB) October 28, 2020
Ewing says the Hoyas haven't been a good defensive team since he's been there and wants that to change.— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) October 28, 2020
Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing says defense is a top priority for the Hoyas. Ewing says it’s an area that his teams have not been as good in that area in the past and this season, it’s something that needs to happen.— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) October 28, 2020
Again on the transfers incoming: "Those guys have been through the fire. They know what it takes to win...But I still don't know what our strengths and weaknesses are right now."— Hoyas247 (@Hoyas247) October 28, 2020
#BIGEASThoops Coach Ewing on the freshmen— MTCWithMook ️ ✒️ (@MTCwithMook) October 28, 2020
They will get an opportunity whether early or late.
Once again referenced that Georgetown's players got back on campus later than other Big East schools
For @CoachEwing33, the goal for @GeorgetownHoops is to improve on the defensive end. #BEmediaday | #HOYASAXA pic.twitter.com/yW3ZDhxzI0— #BIGEASThoops (@BIGEASTMBB) October 28, 2020
“It is what it is. There’s a song, ‘Started from the Bottom, Now We Here.’ It’s the preseason, we’ll see what happens.” - Patrick Ewing on being picked last in the Big East— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) October 28, 2020
From GUHoyas Press Release:
Head Coach Patrick Ewing
On the John Thompson Jr. Award ...”I think it is a great thing. He was an important part of my life, starting from when I first came to Georgetown - when he first started recruiting me - to the day he died. He has always been a person that I could pick up the phone and talk to, call or give any advice that I might need. He helped shape my coaching career. He is definitely someone that I will definitely miss and I think it is a great honor for the BIG EAST to have this award in his name and the things he fought for over the course of his life.
On plans for Election Day ...”For Election Day, we are going to be off. One of the things I have been talking to all my guys about is making sure that they vote. I have already voted, some of my coaches have already voted, some of the guys have already voted. I want to make sure that they vote. There have been a lot of people who have given their lives for us to have this opportunity and we need to make sure that we take advantage of it.”
On the freshmen and the opportunities for them to play early in the season …”There is going to be options for everybody to play. Everyone is going to have an opportunity. Is it going to be early or is going to be late? That is yet to be determined. When we spoke in one of the first questions, we got to campus late so other people are ahead of us in terms of being able to have the opportunity to start working with their teams earlier. We got there later. It is still a work in progress.”
Later Wednesday, the Georgetown Hoyas featured student athletes Jamorko Pickett and Qudus Wahab.
Georgetown players Jamorko Pickett and Qudus Wahab will represent the Hoyas at Big East virtual media day tomorrow.— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) October 27, 2020
Most schools went with 2 players in the 20 min window, Providence is going with 4.
For reference, here’s the roster:
- 0 Jahvon Blair 6-4 G Sr.
- 1 Jamorko Pickett 6-9 F/G Sr.
- 2 Dante Harris 6-0 G Fr.
- 3 Jalen Harris 6-2 G Gr.
- 4 Chudier Bile 6-7 F Gr.
- 5 Timothy Ighoefe 7-0 C So.
- 10 Chuma Azinge 6-3 G So. (non-scholarship)
- 13 Donald Carey 6-5 G Gr.
- 14 Jamari Sibley 6-8 F Fr.
- 20 T.J. Berger 6-4 G Fr.
- 22 Jaden Robinson 6-3 G Jr. (non-scholarship)
- 23 Collin Holloway 6-6 F Fr.
- 24 Kobe Clark 6-4 F Fr.
- 32 Malcolm Wilson 7-0 C So.
- 34 Qudus Wahab 6-11 C So.
- 55 Victor Muresan 6-10 F Fr. (non-scholarship)