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Casual Hoya Apr 17, 2015

Qasual Questions: Casual Friday

Here are the QQs to help you get through the weekend: You can't talk to people the way Britt McHenry did, BUT if you could without any repercussions, who would you berate like that that kinda sorta deserves it? What did you have for dinner last night? What is one snack food that you have to have in the pantry at all times? If the Hoyas could only get one, would you prefer Nigel Williams-Goss, Anton Gill or Kenny Williams? What are your weekend plans?
Casual Hoya Apr 16, 2015

Jabril Trawick: "I'll always carry Georgetown with me."

Press release from the school: Trawick Named to All-Tournament Team at Portsmouth Invitational WASHINGTON - Georgetown University senior men's basketball player Jabril Trawick (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends) was selected to the All-Tournament Team at the Portsmouth Invitational on Sunday, the first step in what the senior hopes will be a future in playing the game he loves as a professional. Trawick was one of 64 of the best college basketball players (all seniors) from across the nation invited to participate in the four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from...
Casual Hoya Apr 15, 2015

Georgetown Hoyas Transfer Target: Anton Gill

Louisville transfer guard to visit Hilltop. Will he add depth to Hoya back-court? It's been a busy April for the Georgetown basketball staff, which has been hitting the recruiting trail and the transfer market for guard depth. Nigel Williams-Goss, Kenny Williams, and Anthony Collins have all been linked to Georgetown to varying degrees. They have been joined by Louisville transfer guard Anton Gill who, according to Casual sources, will be visiting the Hilltop this weekend. Gill came out of high school with a reputation as a big-time scorer. Gill racked up buckets, first at Ravenscroft...
Casual Hoya Apr 14, 2015

Interview with Kelly Rohrbach: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year, Georgetown Hoya

We here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON have prided ourselves over the years as being on the cusp of hard-hitting journalism, bringing our loyal readers interviews with individuals close to the program in order to heighten the Georgetown fan experience.  In 2011, we brought you an interview with the 42nd President of the United States and Georgetown alum Bill Clinton.  In 2012, an interview with the legendary voice of the Hoyas Rich Chvotkin. In 2013, an interview with the Verizon Center t-shirt gatling gun guy.  In 2014, an interview with "Sad Scott" McCallum, the Georgetown student whose...
Casual Hoya Apr 14, 2015

Qasual Questions: Going Up On A Tuesday

Here are the QQs to help get you through your Tuesday: What was the best thing you did over the weekend? What was the best thing you have eaten recently? Does JT3's "Next year's going to be really good. I have a really good feel about it." quote make you excited or scared? What is the best city you have visited recently? Cherry Blossoms in DC: Casual or Shitshow?
Casual Hoya Apr 13, 2015

Jon Rothstein Previews The Hoyas

CBS Sports's Jon Rothstein takes a look at the Hoyas next season with DSR back in the fold.  Full article RIGHT HERE: Interestingly, the article contains the below quote from JT3 on DSR's return, even though the school has still yet to send out an official press release about it: "I think it was emotional for D'Vauntes when he made the initial decision because we had a difficult loss in the tournament to Utah and the season came to an end," Hoyas coach John Thompson III said Monday. "When he was able to take some time and get some information, he then made an accurate decision -- an...
Casual Hoya Apr 10, 2015

Georgetown Hoyas Transfer Target: Nigel Williams-Goss

The Georgetown Hoyas are squarely in the mix for Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss, one of the best players available on the transfer wire.  Williams-Goss, a 6'3 sophomore, averaged 15.6 points, 5.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds this past season and made the All Pac-12 team.  The former top-50 prospect from Findlay Prep will visit Texas and also has UNLV in the mix, along with Arkansas, Gonzaga and Michigan State. Williams-Goss will have to sit out a season before becoming eligible to play again and will then have the ability to play two seasons at the school of his choice. Nigel...
Casual Hoya Apr 10, 2015

Georgetown Hoyas Recruiting Target: Kenny Williams

GEORGETOWN RECRUIT TARGET: KENNY WILLIAMS Georgetown's search for a fourth guard has become markedly less desperate since we learned that D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera was just throwing everyone a pump-fake last week. But "less desperate than last week" still isn't saying much, and John Thompson III would rest easier knowing that his backcourt rotation could sustain an injury or foul trouble without totally collapsing. And lo, the basketball gods looked down upon our merry band of oversized wings and bestowed on them a blessing: Basketball mastermind Shaka Smart is departing for Texas, leaving his...
Casual Hoya Apr 10, 2015

Qasual Questions: The Masters, Round Two

We're back for Round 2 of The Masters here on THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON and here are some QQs to get you through this Casual Friday. But wait, here's something cool that's being done by a couple of Georgetown grads (Class of '08) and a current Georgetown student (Class of '15) - THEY'RE MAKING A MOVIE! The film is something like "Bridesmaids" meets "Superbad." It's set in college—everybody loves college, especially Georgetown—and centers around six-girls living in a three-story townhouse. They drink a lot. They bicker even more. They talk about boys (and sex). They curse. They get into...
Casual Hoya Apr 9, 2015

Qasual Questions: The Masters

A Tradition Unlike Any Other. Hello, friends. Welcome to Casual Hoya's 5th annual live-blogging of The Masters! FIVE YEARS! Wow, time flies! Whatever! Masters Themed Qasual Questions! Do you want Tiger Woods to win The Masters? If you don't watch golf, will you watch The Masters if Tiger is in contention on Sunday? Which Hoya would you give a Green Jacket to? What did you have for dinner last night? How much more awesome is life now that DSR is back? Today, we'll be guiding you through the first round at Augusta National, where Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have already...
Casual Hoya Apr 8, 2015

Georgetown Grad-Transfer Target: Anthony Collins

With DSR now back in the fold, as things currently stand the Hoyas have one scholarship open to fill for the 2015-16 roster.  As most of the highly-touted Class of 2015 prospects have already chosen college destinations, the coaching staff has looked to the graduate-transfer market to possibly fill the void.  One such target is Anthony Collins, a 5th year point guard from USF and the interest appears to be mutual. South Florida transfer Anthony Collins has cut his list to Georgetown, Tennessee, and Baylor, source told @CBSSports. Immediately eligible. — Jon Rothstein...
Casual Hoya Apr 8, 2015

One Shining Moment: Georgetown Version

Because it's a long season. There were a lot of things worth remembering. Were you planning on taking a break from thinking about basketball in the off-season? Not so fast. The Hoyas aren't going to let you slip away that easily. Before we move on to the deliriously happy and delusional discussion of next season, one thing needs to be rectified. You see, Georgetown played in the NCAA tournament last month. The team even did the unthinkable and won a game against an opponent with a double-digit seed! However, when that meteor failed to strike on Monday night, the One Shining Moment video...
Casual Hoya Apr 8, 2015

Re-SR: What Does D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera's Return Mean for Georgetown?

The Hoyas' expectations and needs for next season and beyond. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera's decision to return to Georgetown for his senior year ranks somewhere between surprising and stunning, coming just one week after the school announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft and hire an agent.  So what does it all mean? Let's get to it. 1. Georgetown could be really, really good next year. During the week when Smith-Rivera appeared to be pursuing his professional prospects, the college basketball season concluded with Monday's national championship.  The end of one season leads fans and...
Casual Hoya Apr 8, 2015

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera reportedly returning to Georgetown for his senior season

DSR had declared for the NBA Draft last week, but after the staff reportedly got input from every NBA team, the Hoyas' star and unquestioned leader for next season has decided to return to school. Georgetown's star guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera submitted his name for the NBA Draft today, opting to forego his senior year in favor of pursuing a professional career. DSR has led the Hoyas in scoring each of the past two seasons, and this last year also was Georgetown's primary assist man as he transitioned to becoming the team's lead guard. His departure could dash hopes for a huge 2015-16...
Casual Hoya Apr 7, 2015

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera Returning to Georgetown?

I hate to be the rumor-mongering type, but have heard through the Hoya grapevine that junior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera may be rethinking his decision to declare for the NBA Draft and will return to Georgetown for his senior season. DSR had declared for the NBA Draft on March 31st, and a press release from the school indicated that he would be hiring an agent. More on this as I try to work through the muck of the rumor mill, but that's what I have heard so far so keeping y'all casually posted.  This could all be wrong, of course, but it's out there. Obviously, this would be great news...
Casual Hoya Apr 7, 2015

Jabril Trawick to Play in the 2015 Portsmouth Invitational

Georgetown guard Jabril Trawick will take his talents to the 2015 Portsmouth Invitational, a showcase for NBA scouts for players who are looking to sneak into the late 2nd round of the NBA Draft.  Though most Portsmouth alums go undrafted, former Hoya Henry Sims played in Portsmouth and has carved out a nice NBA career so far. Complete player list HERE, and below is Jabril's team.  His coaches are named Head and Butts, which is quite something. Norfolk Sports Club Coaches: Mike Head & Mark Butts NBA Assistant Coach: Grant Long David Kravish CaliforniaCenter   6'10"   240 lbsCal's...
Casual Hoya Apr 6, 2015

Qasual Questions: National Championship

It's Monday Monday Monday and here are your QQs ahead of tonight's National Championship! Who do you think will win the National Championship? Who do you want to win? What was the best thing you did over the weekend? What was the best thing you ate over the weekend? Did you want Kentucky to beat Wisconsin so they'd at least have a chance at history tonight? One Shining Moment: Casual or Kinda Overrated? Will Hoyas make the One Shining Moment montage? If so, which highlight? Poll Who do you want to win the National Championship? Duke Wisconsin ...
Casual Hoya Apr 4, 2015

Final Four Open Thread!

Ahoy! It's Final Four Saturday! Isn't it amazing! Anything anyone wants to chat about? Schedule: 6:09 p.m. Duke vs.Michigan State TBS:Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson Duke Team Stream, TNT:Tom Werme, Alaa Abdelnaby, Chris Spatola Michigan State Team Stream, truTV:Brian Anderson, Mateen Cleaves, Shireen Saski Approx. 8:49 Wisconsin vs. Kentucky TBS:Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson Wisconsin Team Stream, truTV:Wayne Larrivee, Mike Kelley, Phil Dawson Kentucky Team Stream, TNT:Dave Baker, Rex Chapman, Michael Eaves
Casual Hoya Apr 3, 2015

The Future of Georgetown Basketball Is Still Bright

After another season without a Sweet 16 and the departure of the team's unquestioned leader and focal point for next season, our resident "End-of-Season-Emotional-Opus" correspondent tries to make sense of his continued devotion to the Hoyas. I've been know to pen an opus or two after rough endings to Hoyas' seasons and honestly, I wasn't really planning on doing that this year. Then this week happened and that plan went to shit. DSR's departure significantly alters our early outlook for next season and, as evidenced by the comment threads the past couple of days, raises a lot of...
Casual Hoya Apr 2, 2015

Jessie Govan Highlights: Next Stop, Georgetown.

Georgetown incoming freshman Jessie Govan's senior season came to an end on Thursday night in a nationally televised loss to powerhouse Oak Hill.  Govan played extremely well, scoring 20 points and grabbing 8 rebounds.  Here are a few highlights, courtesy of @erichoya: @CasualHoya Govan passes out of the double then finishes. pic.twitter.com/tH6tMSNacE — Eric Knauer (@erichoya) April 2, 2015 @CasualHoya Govan running the floor hitting the glass. pic.twitter.com/6mw6frjSFY — Eric Knauer (@erichoya) April 2, 2015 @CasualHoya Govan posting up pic.twitter.com/ajWD1oGIMK —...