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Casual Hoya Oct 22, 2016

Practice? News and Notes from Hoyas Open Practice

Saturday was open practice day on the Hilltop for the Georgetown men's basketball team. Before that blessed event, fans had the chance to get autographs and ask head coach John Thompson III questions. The last part is where I come in. There was no formal Q&A with the media -- on this day that meant entirely yours truly -- but my recorder was running and notes were taken. The highlights, but first... (Just a quick interlude to say I'm going to contribute on CasualHoya.com this season. Some of you may know I've covered the Hoyas for several years (10?) and most recently for CSN. While I'll...
Casual Hoya Oct 21, 2016

Hoyas Fashion Update: New Uniforms Aren’t Really All That Great

The season is one month away and there’s a lot to get excited about in HoyaLand. New athletics facility, new recruits, a loaded team that is going to surprise a lot of coaches that don’t seem to know that Georgetown exists anymore. However, I’m having a hard time getting excited about these new uniforms, and apparently Akoy Agau feels the same. UNIS. . #H4L @Jumpman23 pic.twitter.com/i5r7G5urn5— Georgetown Hoops (@GeorgetownHoops) October 20, 2016 Not sure what is it about them, but other than the super-casual kente trim down the sides they just don’t add much to the...
Casual Hoya Oct 19, 2016

4-Star Class of ‘17 PG Tremont Waters Commits to Georgetown

Huge recruiting win for John Thompson III and the staff as 4-star Class of ‘17 point guard Tremont Waters has committed to Georgetown. Waters chose Georgetown over Indiana, Kansas, Duke, and Kentucky among others. Waters, who attended Hoya Madness last Friday, is currently ranked as the 32nd best player in the entire 2017 class and represents the highest ranked recruit to commit to Georgetown since Isaac Copeland committed in 2014 when he was ranked 37th in the country. Waters’ commitment is also further evidence that JT3 is going to deliver on his promise to reveal a more up-tempo...
Casual Hoya Oct 19, 2016

Hoyas Ranked 33rd in CBS Sports Projection

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are ranked 33rd out of a whopping 351 schools in this impressive ranking piece from CBS Sports. The blurb on the Hoyas is below and uses the word "oozing": 33. GeorgetownThe Hoyas should be able to turn around and forget a 15-18 season. Isaac Copeland could be a First Team guy in the Big East, and Jessie Govan's ready to break out. L.J Peak and Marcus Derrickson are also players oozing with potential. Poll 33rd: Too high! Too low! Sounds about right!   0 votes | Results
Casual Hoya Oct 18, 2016

Class of ‘17 PG Tremont Waters to Announce Tomorrow

Per this article, Class of ‘17 PG Tremont Waters will announce his college decision tomorrow. Waters, a 4-star PG from Connecticut, is currently ranked number 32 in the ESPN Top 100. He had announced a final list of seven schools which included Georgetown, Kentucky, Duke, Indiana, UConn, Kansas and Yale. According to the piece, Waters has reduced that list to a final four, however he hasn’t announced which schools are in that group of four. Waters confirmed that Kentucky coach John Calipari “was here three times”, Kansas coach Bill self once, Georgetown coach John Thompson III...
Casual Hoya Oct 15, 2016

View from Campus: Hoya Madness Recap

Casual Hoya’s senior student correspondent provides an early report from campus for Friday’s Hoya Madness. Your Georgetown Hoyas are back in business for the 2016-17 season, hyping up Georgetown students and fans Friday night with this year’s edition of Hoya Madness. This year’s edition did not differ greatly from Madnesses of recent years past, but still provided for an action-packed show. Once again, with a little more hesitation than in the past, I donned my Hoya gear and brought out my alter ego, an as yet Katie-less Gyration Master (#KatieSayYes) cheering on a team that plays...
Casual Hoya Oct 14, 2016

Georgetown Hosting a Plethora of Recruits for Hoya Madness

Georgetown's 2016-17 college basketball season kicks off tonight with Midnight Madness Basketball Tip-Off Party Hoya Madness at McDonough Gymnasium. Midnight Madness Basketball Tip-Off Party Hoya Madness has become a tradition at Georgetown, and the University smartly uses the event as a springboard to seduce recruits. Indeed, it is alleged that after seeing Patrick Ewing, Jr. teach Jerry Rice the Soulja Boy dance, Greg Monroe told Duke to shove it and started seeking out the more casual apartments in Copley. Below is a list of some of the recruits that will be in...
Casual Hoya Oct 13, 2016

Photo Gallery: Thompson Center Gala

The John r. Thompson, Jr. Center opened to much fanfare last week, and below are some great pics from the dedication and the celebration that followed. Special thanks to @haydenmac for his most excellent documentation:
Casual Hoya Oct 12, 2016

Georgetown Bringing Kente Back on Uniforms

We’re bringing kente back! Check out this tweet by Isaac Copeland yesterday! #TWM pic.twitter.com/NbZLkhbEDE— isaac copeland (@Isaac_CurlJuice) October 11, 2016 Our best friends at The Hoya have confirmed that the above will be the duds that the Hoyas will wear all season long! Source: The uniforms modeled during today's BE Media Day will be @GeorgetownHoops' regular home uniforms for the 2016-17 season. pic.twitter.com/US2lAXz1Yb— The Hoya Sports (@thehoyasports) October 12, 2016 The team will also have a blue version for road games and will be doing away with last...
Casual Hoya Oct 11, 2016

Rothstein: Akoy Agau Might Be Georgetown’s Best Option at Center

Not so much, but I get it. Full article HERE. 3. Akoy Agau may eventually be Georgetown’s best option at centerJohn Thompson III has regularly said that he’s going to play faster this season and that should directly correlate to Agau stepping in at the five.The Louisville transfer missed last year due to injury, but could very well be the Hoyas’ best option to protect the front of the rim if they attempt to press and regularly speed up the game.During Friday’s practice in Washington D.C., Agau displayed his mobility and knack for covering ground at a different pace than the other...
Casual Hoya Oct 11, 2016

Big East Media Day: Georgetown Picked to Finish 4th, Copeland and Peak Earn All-Big East Honors

Big East Media Day on the eve of Yom Kippur? Sure, why the hell not! 2016-17 Preseason Coaches’ Poll 1. Villanova (9) 81 2. Xavier (1) 69 3. Creighton 64 4. Georgetown 53 5. Seton Hall 53 6. Butler 44 7. Marquette 35 8. St. John’s 21 9. Providence ...
Casual Hoya Oct 10, 2016

Marcus Derrickson one of Top 20 Breakout Players of 2016-17 College Basketball Season

Georgetown sophomore forward Marcus Derrickson is one of Jon Rothstein’s Top 20 breakout players for the 2016-17 season. You can check out the entire article here, blurb on Derrickson below: Marcus Derrickson, Georgetown: There was a significant amount of chatter this past summer that Derrickson was playing as well as any player in the Hoyas’ program and that sentiment should be even more amplified once the season starts. Don’t be shocked to see John Thompson III use this kid at center as Georgetown looks to be quicker and more versatile than they were a year ago. Hoya Madness is on...
Casual Hoya Oct 7, 2016

Georgetown on Cutting Edge with Cryotherapy

Lost in the glory of the opening of The Thompson Center last night was this little nugget from Sports Illustrated on Georgetown’s acquisition of a cryotherapy machine for its student-athletes. The pic above is one I took of the machine just last week, note the casual Georgetown logo on it. “While the medical research community is still evaluating claims regarding whole body cryotherapy’s lasting physical effects, cryotherapy is claimed by many who have experienced it as providing an invigorating, euphoric experience and is used as an alternative to traditional ice baths,”...
Casual Hoya Oct 6, 2016

Recruiting Update: Hoyas Host Pair of Impact Guards as Thompson Center Opens

A few weeks ago, Class of 2017 prospect Jaren Jackson Jr. committed to Michigan State, representing a disappointment in recruiting for Georgetown and its coaching staff. In recent years, the Hoyas have suffered several setbacks in this area, losing recruits including Chris Lykes, Seventh Woods, and Ivan Rabb among others. It is in the nature of recruiting to miss out on more prospects than you get, and disappointments are to be expected. As Casual said after Jackson’s commitment, it is probably still too early to panic about recruiting. However, this is definitely a situation that is...
Casual Hoya Oct 4, 2016

Great News Hoyas Fans: The Thompson Center is Real...and it is Spectacular

I recently had a chance to visit campus and take a tour of the John R. Thompson, Jr. Athletic Center, Georgetown’s new athletics facility that will be formally dedicated on Thursday, October 6th. For those unaware, the Thompson Center contains new practice courts, locker rooms, team meeting rooms, lounge areas and coaches' offices for men's and women's basketball. In addition to basketball, the Thompson Center has a weight training facility for all varsity student-athletes, a student-athlete academic center, auditorium and team meeting facilities for all varsity sports programs and will...
Casual Hoya Sep 28, 2016

"We Are Georgetown" T-Shirt Slogan Time!

Normally I'd be easing into my casual Hump Day with a bowl of coffee that I'd be drinking with a straw through my nose, but today I bring you this message with a sense of urgency. As you are aware, each year Hoya Blue comes up with a slogan to adorn the backs of the annual Hoya Hoop Club "We Are Georgetown" shirts that are without a doubt the most popular hoops-related shirts on campus each year. Usually the kids do a good job coming up with slogans that range from pretty casual to passable to not that embarrassing. HOWEVER, based on last season's atrocious 'Lie Down for No One" effort let...
Casual Hoya Sep 26, 2016

Georgetown Promotion During Tonight's Debate Fun for the Entire Family

Chris Grosse is at it again! Clearly bolstered by the positive press the school garnered for its Marriage Proposal promo, Georgetown has now unleashed a promotion that should keep everyone that might be looking to score discounted tickets to Georgetown's home opener interested in tonight's Presidential Debate throughout! The more the candidates say, the less you pay! Announcing the @GeorgetownHoops 'Great Debate Discount' for tonight's Presidential Debate! pic.twitter.com/xPP6x6eOOL — Georgetown Hoyas (@GeorgetownHoyas) September 26, 2016 This sort of promo is a fun one, and...