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No assistant coaches or enough players to fill out a roster for next season? Who cares when we’ve got SOCKS! The latest from Athletics Marketing Guru Chris Grosse: In case you don’t think socks are important, here’s an instagram post from future President of the United States THE ROCK.
Via Casual Hoya
17 hours ago

The Interview: Trey Dickerson

(Casual Hoya writer Ben Standig recently spoke with South Dakota graduate transfer Trey Dickerson. The New York native discussed why he chose the Hoyas, head coach Patrick Ewing’s plans and the Dakota’s.) Ben Standig: You’re a New York City kid who played High School hoops in California and Texas, started your Junior College career in North Dakota, entered D1 at Iowa, transferred...
Via Casual Hoya
4 days ago

Recruiting News: Hoyas don’t make final cut for Mark Alstork

The grad transfer from Wright State is looking elsewhere. With a final announcement expected on Saturday, transfer guard Mark Alstork has trimmed his list to four schools. Unfortunately for the Hoyas (and their fans), Georgetown was not included in the final group. He had—officially and unofficially—visited a half dozen schools over the past few weeks, most recently stopping...
Via Casual Hoya
5 days ago

Hoyas News and Notes from Around the Globe

Not much going down in Hoya Land of late, but here are a few links to satiate your appetites for further recruiting news. Wizards' Otto Porter: Posts double-double in Game 7 loss Porter scored 20 points (6-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 8-8 FT) with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 39 minutes in Monday's 115-105 Game 7 loss to the Celtics. Tremont Waters Crystal...
Via Casual Hoya
7 days ago

South Dakota Transfer Trey Dickerson commits to Georgetown

  Patrick Ewing got a critical pickup for his first recruiting class as the head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas. South Dakota transfer Trey Dickerson committed to the program on Sunday after a weekend of visits with the program. Dickerson made the announcement on Twitter. Last season while playing for the Coyotes, Dickerson — a 6-foot-1 guard from Queens, NY — led the team in...
Via KCM Sports
16 days ago

Georgetown Hoyas Recruiting Update: The Offers

Here are a look at the offers the Georgetown Hoyas coaching staff has extended to recruits in the Classes of 2018, 2018 and 2019, courtesy of commenter LCPolo18. Offers Excluding players that are no longer available. Including offers that were extended by the previous staff and at present it is unclear if new staff is pursuing (tried to mark these with a *). Excluding players...
Via Casual Hoya
19 days ago

5 players making a mistake by leaving school early for NBA Draft

It’s difficult to begrudge any young player who chooses to forego additional time playing as an amateur when they could cash in on their talents by heading to the pros. Judging the financial standing of any young man or the motivation behind his decision to turn pro can get dicey.Making the choice to begin playing professionally is a huge proposition, and the timing of that decision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Ewing proposed committing recruiting violation

There was obviously going to be a learning curve for Patrick Ewing transitioning from NBA coaching to college coaching, but who knew it would be this bad? Ewing, whom Georgetown hired as its head coach last week, revealed some of his recruiting plans on Thursday’s episode of "The Dan Patrick Show," and they’re faulty.Patrick asked Ewing if there would be a place for former Georgetown...
Via The Comeback
April 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Why Georgetown got it wrong with the Patrick Ewing hire

On Monday, the Georgetown Hoyas hired Patrick Ewing as their head basketball coach. The hiring of Ewing is a slam dunk in terms of feel-good stories: Ewing is arguably the greatest Hoya of all time, he provides a direct connection to the greatest era of Georgetown basketball and he has been patiently paying his dues as an NBA assistant while waiting for his opportunity to be the...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Patrick Ewing, Georgetown Ready to Recreate Magic

Patrick Ewing, Georgetown’s new basketball coach, and John Thompson Jr., Ewing’s coach with the Hoyas all those decades ago, greeted each other with a bear hug. “Great job,” Thompson said softly. “Great job.” This reunion of sorts took place Wednesday, steps from a glass case displaying the NCAA Tournament trophy the two men helped earn, and moments after Georgetown’s...
April 05, 2017

Ewing Views Himself as ‘Deal-Closer’ on Hoyas Recruiting Trail

Patrick Ewing, the professional basketball Hall of Famer and new head coach of Georgetown men’s basketball, says he’ll fancy himself as the deal-closer during his debut campaign on the recruiting trail. Asked by The Sports Junkies Wednesday how he’ll handle recruiting, Ewing told 106.7 The Fan he’s not worried about those challenges. “Well, you know what, there’s a lot...
April 05, 2017

Patrick Ewing Reportedly Hired As Georgetown Basketball Coach

Patrick Ewing apparently will return to a familiar place to catch his big break. Georgetown University will hire the Basketball Hall of Famer as head coach of its men’s basketball team, USA TODAY’s Erick Smith reported Monday, citing a person with knowledge of the situation. Georgetown hasn’t announced Ewing’s hire but it sent out this teaser Monday on Twitter. — Georgetown...
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Georgetown Reportedly Hires Patrick Ewing as Head Coach

Georgetown has hired Patrick Ewing as head basketball coach, per several reports. News broke Sunday that Ewing would officially interview for the position on Monday. The interview evidently went well, as Ewing is headed back to his alma mater. Ewing, who starred at Georgetown from 1981 to 1984, averaged 15.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game over his collegiate career...
April 03, 2017

Reports: Patrick Ewing named head coach at Georgetown

The Georgetown Hoyas have reportedly named Patrick Ewing their next head basketball coach.ESPN 980 reported Monday that Ewing would return to Georgetown as coach, having played there from 1981 to 1985. Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical reported that Ewing will start the job immediately, having been encouraged by Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford, who had Ewing on his staff...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Patrick Ewing to Interview for Georgetown Coaching Job

Former Georgetown Hoyas star Patrick Ewing is reportedly set to interview for the head basketball coaching job at his alma mater. Several sources have reported this development, but Casual Hoya appears to be the first to have reported the news. Georgetown has an opening at the head coach position for the first time since 2004, when John Thompson III was initially hired. Thompson...
April 03, 2017

Patrick Ewing to have meeting with Georgetown

Patrick Ewing’s candidacy for the Georgetown Hoyas head coaching job is looking more and more serious.Earlier on Sunday, a report said Ewing was a “major candidate” for the job. Later in the evening, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Ewing will have a formal meeting with Georgetown about the job on Monday. The previous meetings Ewing had with Georgetown were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Brey, Shaka Smart turned down Georgetown advances

You certainly can’t accuse the Georgetown Hoyas of failing to cast a wide net in their search for a new head coach.According to a report by Gary Parrish of CBS Sports on Tuesday, Mike Brey of Notre Dame and Shaka Smart of Texas both turned down advances from the Hoyas, who fired longtime head coach John Thompson III last week.Brey is a native of nearby Bethesda, Maryland and graduated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy: Georgetown should go all-out to hire Ewing

Georgetown currently has a head coaching vacancy after John Thompson III was fired following a second straight losing season, and Stan Van Gundy believes the program should be putting on a full-court press to hire Patrick Ewing.Ewing was a star at Georgetown and led the team to a national championship. The Hall of Famer is said to be more focused on trying to land an NBA head coaching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Georgetown fires John Thompson III after 13 seasons

As the NCAA Tournament gets ready to tip off part Sweet 16 games, Georgetown is sitting at home and on the lookout for a new head coach. George Thompson III has been fired by Georgetown. Jeff Goodman of ESPN was the first to report the news, via Twitter. The university has since confirmed the dismissal with a statement.“It is with profound regret and deep appreciation that I informed...
Via The Comeback
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson thinks John Thompson III is still the right guy for Georgetown

Heading into the Big East tournament, there was plenty of talk about the Georgetown basketball program.The only problem: it didn’t have anything to do with the Hoyas making a run at Madison Square Garden. It had to do with John Thompson III and his status as head coach. For example, earlier in the week Georgetown shut down a press conference when questions were more focused on...
Via The Comeback
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

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