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Kente Korner Episode #70 with Special Guest Monica McNutt

Monica joined Bobby to discuss the off-the-court impact of the Hoyas legendary coach

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Forever Hoya and basketball analyst Monica McNutt was a guest on Kente Korner after writing about the passing of John Thompson, Jr.

Monica is a sports analyst with a number of different outlets including ESPN, plus she played for the Georgetown Hoyas from 2007-2011.

Last week, Monica contributed a “Big John” memorial to The Undefeated, writing:

John Thompson Jr. taking space in the corner of Georgetown’s McDonough Arena wasn’t just a men’s basketball occurrence, he was a regular at our women’s practices and games as well.

“I just remember him being humongous sitting in that wooden chair in his little corner in the gym,” said Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown women’s basketball all-time leading scorer, my former teammate and now WNBA player, reflecting on the role that Thompson played during her time at Georgetown University from 2009 to 2013.

“I didn’t really know who he was,” Rodgers said. “But I realized quickly because when I went home I would tell people, ‘Yeah, I was talking to Coach Thompson.’ They would say, ‘Do you even know who he is?’ Then, people would tell me about the things he’s done for African American culture. Being the first Black man to win the NCAA championship and how he took a chance on Allen Iverson.”

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