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LINKS: Georgetown Announces 2022-23 Ticket Giveaways, First Game Free

Season approaching, recruiting news, NBA Hoyas and Mac McClung update

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We are a month away from Georgetown Hoyas basketball games and the GU Athletics Ticket Office has announced some very special free ticket promotions for some very special people in the GU and DC communities. To start the season off, tickets (4 max) on Tuesday, November 8th against Coppin State are free if you request them now!

The ticket office notes that Patrick Ewing has “the #4 rated transfer class in the country, we are looking forward to an exciting season” and asks fans to “bring out your family and friends and cheer on the Hoyas.” For a complimentary ticket to the Coppin State game, you do have provide your email address and phone number for email and text offers. Seems pretty fair.

Further promotions include:

Other ticket promos include the Flex Plans, which offer 10-ticket plans, 20-ticket plans, and a young alumni plan, as well as single ticket sales, which have begun.

The season is almost here.

Here are the links:

Georgetown preview- Is “Tiger Blood” the key to success? | The Big Big East Blog

Although not nearly as dramatic as Sheen’s early 2010’s mania, Georgetown’s response to having a historically bad season in 2021-22 (20 losses in Big East games without a win) was their version of an infusion of Tiger blood, namely LSU Tigers blood. Patrick Ewing, in his third attempt to return Hoyas basketball to old glory, hired former LSU assistant Kevin Nickleberry, who in turn secured transfer commitments of former Tigers players Bradley Ezewiro and more importantly Brandon Murray. Can the newcomers from Baton Rouge turn things around in D.C.? ...

Harris and Wahab of course were key performers for the 2021 Big East tournament champions and each has proven to be a contributing playmaker for winning teams. Murray is the top newcomer as he showed all SEC potential as a freshman for LSU. Spears and Heath are among a plethora of wing options Ewing can plug in and play to exploit matchups or ride a hot shooting hand.

Targets are Taking Attention | HoyaReport / Rivals

Georgetown was in at Combine Academy in North Carolina this week, as they continue to recruit another blossoming 2024 prospect in Class of 2024 6-foot-6 guard/wing Rakease Passmore. With his explosiveness and ability to put his head above the rim at 6-6, Passmore is an athletic two way presence with a knack for hitting difficult, tightly contested shots...

Georgetown was recently in Dallas, Texas to see another national 2024 recruit in 6-foot-8 Dink Pate. A long and wiry outside shot maker, Pate owns a skill set making him capable of playing both guard positions and really engineering offense as a facilitator, where Pate delivers timely assists and elicits backcourt mismatches.

Four-star recruit London Johnson to reclassify into 2022 class, sign with G League Ignite | The Athletic

Johnson, 18, will receive a salary exceeding $1 million, which is now the largest Ignite salary to date. Ignite guard Scoot Henderson previously had the highest salary at $1 million.

A point guard who played last season at Norcross High School in Georgia, Johnson is a dual citizen of the United States and Jamaica. He is a top-40 prospect in the class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rating, and was selected for the World Team at Nike Hoop Summit this past year. He plans to be with the Ignite program for both this season and the 2023-24 season.

Johnson has moved around quite a bit in his life, having lived in seven states and never having stayed in the same place for more than two-and-a-half years due to his parents’ work. His mother is an oncologist who has gotten jobs at universities throughout Johnson’s life, and his father is a Harvard graduate. He is a Jamaican citizen through his mother’s family.

NCAA posts job for Associate Director of NIL Enforcement | ON3

The NCAA showed where it could direct its future associate director of enforcement in a letter to member institutions from August. In the letter sent from the national office, the governing body asked for support in uncovering violations with NIL infractions cases.

“The enforcement staff is actively investigating potential abuses of NIL transactions, and we’ll allege any substantiated concerns as soon as possible,” the letter stated. “We also constantly review new reports of tampering, recruiting inducements, impermissible benefits, impermissible recruiters and other related behaviors. We engage across the membership and pursue actionable leads aggressively. As member schools know, our focus is not on targeting student-athletes, but rather the actors who pose a threat to the integrity of college sports.

Steve Kerr explains Mac McClung release: ‘We needed more of a pass-first guy’ | Golden State of Mind (SB Nation)

“I think we were interested in a more pass-first point guard,” Kerr told reporters. “Letting Mac go was tough. I love Mac, and I think he’s an NBA player. But I think for our roster, we needed more of a pass-first guy, and Ty is a very intriguing player because of his size, and his ability to see over the top of the defense, his pick and roll play. So it’s a great opportunity for us to get a look at him, and for him to play with our guys.”

McClung did amass large assist totals last year, when he won G League Rookie of the Year honors. But he is a score-first guard, and most of his assists come as a result of getting past the initial line of defense, forcing a collapse, and finding the open man, and there have been concerns as to how well that will play at the NBA level.

Jerome, on the other hand, has slightly less gaudy assist totals, but collects them in a more traditional point guard fashion. As Kerr notes, he’s tall for the position — 6’5” on a bad day — and he’s very comfortable in the pick and roll. A first-round pick in 2019 (No. 24 overall), Jerome has played in each of the last three seasons, spending 2019-20 with the Phoenix Suns, and the last two years with the Oklahoma City Thunder.