Fans of the Georgetown Hoyas have plenty to talk about with Hoya Locker Room and Dawg Talk this summer, but there is other news coming along, including an expected interview with Patrick Ewing on MSG Networks Wednesday night as part of #PatWeek.
The university appears to be allowing 2,000 students to come on campus, this fall. Meanwhile, this summer, while it’s not unexpected, the Kenner League finally relented and announced cancellation.
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Source: This tournament is expected to feature 16 teams, just like the PK80 did in November of 2017. https://t.co/o1cOst3F4I— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 7, 2020
The hoop session was cool yesterday. Some of the best hoopers in the DMV was in that joint!!! pic.twitter.com/NOVUBRdnI0— Jamorko Pickett (@JamorkoP1) July 5, 2020
For a franchise struggling to find its way, the 1985 Draft Lottery remains a seminal moment, when Dave DeBusschere, the team’s general manager at the time, slammed his fist on the table as the Knicks won the right to select first and grab Ewing. Ewing was a few hours drive south still at school watching as this history took shape.
“I was on Georgetown’s campus, sitting in Coach Thompson’s office – myself, Coach Thompson, my agent [David Falk], Mary Fenlon [former Georgetown men’s basketball academic coordinator],” Ewing told MSG Network. “Once it came down to the Knicks or Indiana, I’m like, ‘Please let it be New York, please.’ You know, nothing against Indiana, but I would have rather been in New York. And New York won. I was very happy. I know that there were a lot of fans that were also happy. I think they might have set a record in terms of season ticket sales that day. It was great.”
According to the statement, the university will allow [2,000 undergraduate students] on campus:
First-year students, the Class of 2024;
Students whose personal or family situation makes it impossible or unrealistic to pursue their studies at their permanent address;
A limited number of seniors and other students whose graduation requirements and academic programs necessitate an on-campus presence; and
Some student Resident Assistants to support this small residential community.
The university will open enough dormitories so that students can have their own rooms. Students will be expected to adhere to social distancing restrictions. If conditions permit, seniors would be the next students allowed back on campus.
Our goal in reopening is to have a positive on-campus living environment aimed at protecting the health of the limited number of students who will live on campus for the Fall 2020 semester. We will take a phased approach to welcoming select undergraduate students to campus.— Georgetown Univ. (@Georgetown) July 6, 2020
Since Syracuse basketball is my thing, I thought that I would put forth my own ideal league for the team. Naturally, most everyone out there who reads this column will disagree with me, and feel free to share your own thoughts.
This is purely for fun, I should point out, because of course what I’m proposing is outlandish, ridiculous and unrealistic. Because the ACC has 15 members for basketball, what follows are the 14 squads that should join the ‘Cuse to form the most-amazing conference ever.
Nov. 30: UNC Greensboro 65, Georgetown 61
Coming off a somewhat competitive loss to Duke, the Hoyas’ offense was chewed up by UNC Greensboro, something that should’ve been unsurprising to anyone who’s followed Wes Miller’s Spartans. UNCG controlled the final six minutes — where they held Georgetown to 2-for-11 from the field — to pick up the program’s first win against a current Big East team. Freshman Keyshaun Langley guard had one of his best games of the season (11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists), and will be a big part of the equation, especially with Isaiah Miller off to the NBA.
Having Georgetown ranked at 9th shows how strong of a home-court advantage Big East teams have. More so based on recent history, Georgetown’s home court hasn’t been the same the past few years, considering they were also second to last in average attendance during 2018 and 2019, averaging 7,531 and 7,212 fans per game (no official data for 2020). Sharing the same arena as the Washington Wizards, Georgetown can have a capacity of 20,356 fans.
The atmosphere at Georgetown games is still exhilarating, as they have a solid fanbase and an overall amazing basketball history.
when you return only 38% of your minutes, it is what it is. Stats are absent for 6-8 guys. I think offensive efficiency will higher--they were 109 in last 10 games of 2020--but who knows?! https://t.co/rIs0CVwz5b https://t.co/HdXDMkA1o4— Philadelphia Hoyas (@PhillyHoyas) July 6, 2020
As part of a broader campaign representing A Call to Action on Anti-Racism and Social Justice, BE the Change is designed to surface strategies and ideas to combat racial inequality in all of its forms. The platform will complement and enhance the conference’s three existing DE&I strategic priorities: hiring, education and awareness.
“The BIG EAST is committed to using our visibility to help disrupt the systems of racism, discrimination and oppression that continue to permeate American society,” said BIG EAST Commissioner Val Ackerman. “We believe that dialogue, however difficult, is a necessary first step as we strive to dismantle stereotypes, foster respect and develop leaders and allies who will inspire action and change in our communities and our nation.”