There has been very little news coming out from the Hilltop in a quite while, but Jon Rothstein has managed to penetrate the thick walls of the Thompson Athletic Center and even got Patrick Ewing to agree to a little pillow talk ahead of “year six” with the Georgetown Hoyas.
Greetings from The Hilltop. Here to visit at Georgetown. Year Six of the Patrick Ewing era. pic.twitter.com/TOihRVC1bf— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 20, 2022
Georgetown has invited another national reporter named John/Jon to the gym ahead of a season of destiny likely full with complete national media. I’m sure it will help sell tickets, improve viewership, drive donations, and generally mend fences after the-year-that-will-not-be-mentioned. The Hoyas must be doing something right after its men’s basketball formula worked so well in the recent past. Promotion is a no brainer in other programs but Georgetown barely put out a press release when the BIG EAST announced the conference schedules. One can’t help but draw a connection between the new depths of media avoidance and the featured prominence of the “Chief of Staff” role.
Regardless, fans are indeed happy for any little glimpse of the practice courts. Some of the info from Rothstein may seem pretty obvious, while other tweets confirm what many fans have suspected.
Palpable Buzz at Georgetown regarding LSU transfer Brandon Murray. Should have an excellent chance to lead the Hoyas in scoring. Averaged 10 PPG as a freshman in the SEC.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 20, 2022
Rothstein did report that Patrick Ewing shared some interesting thoughts as to the starting point guard spot, saying that “Duquesne transfer Primo Spears and Dante Harris will ‘duke it out.’”
Patrick Ewing tells me that Duquesne transfer Primo Spears and Dante Harris will "duke it out" for Georgetown's starting PG spot. Spears averaged 12.7 PPG and 3 APG last season at Duquesne.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 20, 2022
Rothstein’s predicted starting five follows what most fans have assumed.
Early prediction on Georgetown's 22-23 starting five:— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 20, 2022
Dante Harris, Jay Heath (if he receives waiver), Brandon Murray, Akok Akok, Qudus Wahab
Today marks the first door-opening of the Thompson Athletic Center since John Fanta interviewed Ewing in early May. A lot has happened since May 4th, including Bradley Ezewiro transferring to GU, Donald Carey transferring to Maryland, Bryson Mozone committing to Georgetown, Aminu Mohammed signing with an agent and staying in the NBA Draft, Qudus Wahab rejoining the Hoyas, and Pat Baldwin reportedly hired as the third assistant. There’s been an NIL event, Kenner League, Kevin Nickelberry’s promotion, Marvel Allen’s commitment, Wahab receiving a waiver, and the much anticipated fill release of the roster.
An Open Practice has been announced and invites to donors delivered.
Make a gift to athletics and save the date for 10/8 pic.twitter.com/QvxLMycEv4— Philadelphia Hoyas (@PhillyHoyas) September 15, 2022
Here are some other BIG EAST programs opening the doors to local coverage:
Now on @njdotcom— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) September 18, 2022
Seton Hall notebook: Pirates picked 6th in Big East by Lindy’s, Hurley expects ‘street fights’ with alma mater, Holloway targeting top 2024 recruits https://t.co/18UF6wzsU4 @SetonHallMBB
The biggest that struck me spending time with Shaheen Holloway is his intensity. Last March didn't change anything for him. “For me, it just made me work harder, because I want to be back there." Profile and bid dy in paper for @SetonHallMBB https://t.co/cQXeKtg1wL #shbb #hallin pic.twitter.com/jXtuAsIqL2— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) September 14, 2022
Caught up with Ed Cooley this past Sunday at Brown University. He was there as part of a coaches clinic to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer. We hit on several topics. Read on: #pcbb #friars #bigeasthoops— Brendan McGair (@BWMcGair03) September 13, 2022
Great day yesterday on the Canoe Brook course with the Nova Family ! Incredible turn out ! pic.twitter.com/YiiMtgyEYv— Kyle Neptune (@kyleneptune) September 20, 2022
Season preview: HoopsHD interviews new Xavier coach Sean Miller https://t.co/Lo59eDrHTx— Hoops HD (@HoopsHD) September 15, 2022
I sat down with @XavierMBB Head Coach, Sean Miller. We discussed the off-season and the newest additions to the program. @CoachMillerXU— BigEast_Vault (@BigEastVault) September 6, 2022
Full Interview will be posted at the end of the week. @BIGEASTMBB pic.twitter.com/5xX89G1HPp
To listen to the whole interview, check it out here: https://t.co/XD6b3GMyVp— Jays Hoops Central (@Jays_Hoops) September 19, 2022
And here are some other links:
STORY: Creighton's Ryan Kalkbrenner is the reigning Big East Defensive Player of the Year, but Greg McDermott thinks his 7-1 center is ready to add a new wrinkle at the other end of the floor.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 20, 2022
"He's shooting threes in practice."https://t.co/S8sMXCyPde
Make sure to follow Jon Rothstein and John Fanta for all Georgetown related news, especially in the offseason.— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) September 20, 2022
Also, what's the o/u on home games they attend? https://t.co/TOBcB91CXd