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Casual Hoya Apr 22, 2014

JT3: "We're expecting Josh to be a part of our program next season"

A little bit of Hoyas news dropped this afternoon, courtesy of Jon Rothstein. "We're expecting Josh to be a part of our program next season," Thompson said on Tuesday. "That hasn't changed and what Josh needs to do hasn't changed. It's all about the conditioning." Smith averaged 11.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in the games he played for Georgetown last year and would instantly give the Hoyas the type of force they missed in the pivot during Big East play. With a disappointing 17-14 season behind him, Thompson said he's looking forward to turning the page quickly. "We just had so much...
Casual Hoya Apr 21, 2014

Help Is On The Way: Isaac Copeland and L.J. Peak Continue to Impress

Georgetown Class of '14 commits Isaac Copeland and L.J. Peak had stellar weekends showcasing their talent. Copeland won the dunk contest and was named the MVP of the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Per Slam:Isaac Copeland, 6-9 power forward, Brewster Academy (NH) Copeland capped off his week of stellar play by taking home with dunk contest crown with a slap-the-glass reverse 360, a la Jonathan Bender back in '01. Now any time you can make a Jonathan Bender reference, you know you've done something good because after all, how many 7-foot shooting guards have there actually been...
Casual Hoya Apr 16, 2014

Hump Day Qasual Questions!

The lull of the college hoops off-season is beginning to take hold of THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON, so let's inject some energy into this bitch with a fresh batch of Qasual Questions! Who do you want to see Georgetown use its 2 open scholarships on? What did you think of the latest Game of Thrones episode? Where are you going for lunch today? When did you go to bed last night? Why do we tolerate people who don't put mustard on a hot dog? How excited (scale of 1-5) should I be about attending a Phish concert?
Casual Hoya Apr 14, 2014
Markel Starks to Play in 2014 Portsmouth Invitational

Markel Starks to Play in 2014 Portsmouth Invitational

Georgetown's Markel Starks has been selected to play in the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational, an pre-Draft tournament/camp for those players attempting to make an impression on scouts and sneak into the NBA Draft. Per a release from the school: WASHINGTON  - The postseason tour continues this weekend for Georgetown University senior men's basketball player Markel Starks (Accokeek, Md./Georgetown Prep), who was selected to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Virginia this week. The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament will be held from Wednesday, April 16 to Saturday, April...
Casual Hoya Apr 14, 2014

Franklin Howard to Announce Tonight

Franklin Howard, a 4-star Class of 2015 combo guard from Washington, DC, will announce his college choice tonight during the 10 p.m. edition of SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.  Howard's final list includes a sexy triumvirate of Syracuse, Georgetown, and Maryland. I AM HAPPY TO SAY I WILL BE MAKING MY COLLEGE DECISION ON MY BIRTHDAY APRIL 14 #OhioState #Syracuse #Gtown #Virginia #Maryland #NCST
Casual Hoya Apr 10, 2014
Stephen Domingo to Transfer from Georgetown

Stephen Domingo to Transfer from Georgetown

Reserve sophomore wing joins Moses Ayegba in exiting Hilltop. Sophomore wing Stephen Domingo will transfer from Georgetown, according to multiple reports. Domingo played sparingly this past season despite the Hoyas' desperate need for wing depth and floor-spacing  shooting. His transfer concludes one of the more confusing, brief Hoya careers. Domingo initially committed to Georgetown in May 2012 as a member of the class of 2013. The California native had a reputation as a sharp-shooter, which he largely had backed up on the AAU circuit.  With Otto Porter and Greg Whittington both poised...
Casual Hoya Apr 8, 2014
Son of Zo: Trey Mourning to Pick Georgetown, Florida or Duke

Son of Zo: Trey Mourning to Pick Georgetown, Florida or Duke

Trey Mourning, the son of Georgetown legend and the recently elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame Alonzo Mourning, will play basketball at either Georgetown, Florida or Duke. Trey Mourning will pick between Georgetown, Florida and Duke in the next 2-3 weeks. — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) April 7, 2014 Though Mourning, a 6'9" power forward from Miami, is an unranked 3-star prospect, he appears to have good footwork in the post, surprising range on the perimeter and solid shot-blocking skills.  At his point he probably has to be considered somewhat of a Hayesian project, but as...
Casual Hoya Apr 7, 2014
National Championship Qasual Questions!

National Championship Qasual Questions!

The college hoops season ends tonight with an intriguing matchup in the National Championship between the UConn Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats and here are some Qasual Questions to get you through the day! Who is going to win the National Championship? What snacks will you eat during the game? Where will you watch the game? When will these Kentucky wins get vacated? Why do people use iPhones instead of Samsung Galaxies? How will you occupy your time in the offseason? Bonus: WrestleMania 30 documentation from last night's spectacular event in the Dome: Hulkamania running...
Casual Hoya Apr 5, 2014
Moses Ayegba to Transfer from Georgetown

Moses Ayegba to Transfer from Georgetown

In a move that was widely speculated but now apparently confirmed, Georgetown center Moses Ayegba will be transferring from the school for his 5th year of eligibility. 6-9 F Moses Ayegba is leaving Georgetown and has one year left after an injury earlier in career, his mentor tells @SNYtv — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 5, 2014 Moses averaged 1.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, and .7 blocks in just over 13 minutes per game this season. His departure leaves the Hoyas thin up front next season, with Josh Smith and Bradley Hayes as the only centers and Mikael Hopkins at power forward. Though...
Casual Hoya Apr 4, 2014

Final Four Qasual Questions!

The 2013-14 college hoops season is down to its final three games! This weekend's Qasual Questions: Who is going to play for the NCAA Championship? What is your greatest pro wrestling (WWF/WWE) memory? Where are you partying this weekend? When (time) do you shave?  Why is Jim Boeheim the worst? How many bowel movements do you have per day? This weekend's action: Remaining NCAA Tournament Schedule Date National Semifinals Time (ET) TV Sat, April 5 (7) Connecticut vs. (1) Florida 6:09 p.m. TBS Sat, April 5 (8) Kentucky vs. (2) Wisconsin 8:49 p.m. TBS Mon, April...
Casual Hoya Apr 3, 2014

Report: Alonzo Mourning Elected to Hall of Fame

According to reports, former Georgetown star Alonzo Mourning has been elected into the NBA Hall of Fame. Mourning played 15 seasons in the NBA, averaging 17 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game, including 11 with Miami. He was a McDonalds All-American, a three-time All-American at Georgetown, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, and finished in the top three of the MVP voting twice. He won a championship with the Heat in 2006. Congrats to Zo and Hoya Saxa! That pic, by the way, is courtesy of PerryMcDonald'sRightCross and believed to be Mourning's first dunk as a Hoya in a...
Casual Hoya Apr 2, 2014

Qasual Questions! Hump Day!

Hump Day! What what! Qasual Questions: Who is the greatest actor of our generation? What is your favorite restaurant in Georgetown? Where do you usually go for Happy Hour? When do you brush your teeth each day? How many games will the Redskins win this season? Why as a society do we say things like "We Outchea!" and think it's cool? UNC-bound Theo Pinson's Selfie Dunk More McDonald's All-American dunks here.
Casual Hoya Mar 31, 2014

Opening Day Open Thread and Qasual Questions!

It's Opening Day of the 2014 Major League Baseball season and one of the best days of the year!  Here are some baseball-themed Qasual Questions to help you get through your Monday: Who is your favorite all-time baseball player? What is your favorite baseball team? Where is the best baseball stadium you have been to? When will the Mets win another World Series? Why did you collect baseball cards? How many baseball games have you been to? Bonus: Have you ever caught a foul ball?
Casual Hoya Mar 30, 2014

NCAA Tournament Open Thread Sunday!

Qasual Questions: Who made your breakfast? What was it? Where is your go-to hamburger joint? When did you go to bed last night? Why do we like sports? How are you spending your Sunday? Today's Action: East Regional Final: No. 4 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Connecticut (New York City) Sunday, 2:20 p.m. on CBS Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce Midwest Regional Final: No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 2 Michigan (Indianapolis) Sunday, 5:05 p.m. on CBS Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson
Casual Hoya Mar 29, 2014

NCAA Tournament Open Thread Saturday!

Qasual Questions: Who do you look forward to hanging out with on the weekends? What will you be doing this afternoon? Where will you have dinner tonight? When was the last time you went to a strip club? Why did you go to Georgetown? How did you react when Jeff Green hit that shot against Vanderbilt in '07? Tonight's Action: REGIONAL FINAL GAMES SATURDAY, MARCH 29 Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter Producer/Director 6:09 p.m. TBS Memphis Florida vs. Dayton Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Len Elmore//Rachel Nichols Craig Silver/Mike...
Casual Hoya Mar 28, 2014

NCAA Tournament Open Thread Friday!

Today's Qasual Questions: Who is the person you hate the most? What is your favorite band? Where were you when Georgetown beat UNC in 2007? When is the best time of the year? Why do you go to work? How much time do you spend in the shower each morning? Tonight's Action: Friday NCAA Regional Semifinals REGION GAME VENUE TIME TV ANNOUNCERS MidWest (2) Michigan Wolverines vs. (11) Tennessee Volunteers Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN 715p CBS Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson East (3) Iowa State Cyclones vs. (7) Connecticut Huskies Madison Square GarenNew York,...
Casual Hoya Mar 27, 2014

NCAA Tournament Open Thread Thursday!

Casual Questions has returned! Today's Action: Who do you want to win the NCAA Tournament? What is your favorite drink? Where is your next vacation? When did you wake up this morning? Why do you check this website? How many cups of coffee do you drink each day? Tonight's Action: Thursday NCAA Regional Semifinals REGION GAME VENUE TIME TV ANNOUNCERS South (10) Stanford Cardinal vs. (11) Dayton Flyers FedExForumMemphis, TN 715p CBS Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Rachel Nichols West (2) Wisconsin Badgers vs. (6) Baylor Bears Honda CenterAnaheim, CA 747p TBS Marv...
Casual Hoya Mar 26, 2014

Help Is On The Way: Georgetown's Class of 2014 Could Be Special

Georgetown's 2013-14 season is behind us, and though it ended on a sour note there is reason to be optimistic heading into next season and beyond.  That reason is in the form of Georgetown's Class of 2014 recruits: Isaac Copeland, Paul White, L.J. Peak and Tre Campbell.  Below is an analysis of what each of these recruits can bring to the table and how they each address a couple of Georgetown's glaring weaknesses. Glaring Weakness #1: Lack of Frontcourt Depth/SkillThe Georgetown frontcourt this season was, to put it nicely, terrible, and I'm sure there's some statistical wizardry that can...
Casual Hoya Mar 24, 2014

Georgetown Loses to Florida State in Second Round of NIT, 101-90

Hoyas' season-long road struggles continue in season-ending loss. Georgetown ended its season Monday night thanks to the same struggles that have plagued the Hoyas all season: inability to win away from home, propensity to foul at catastrophic rates, and porous defensive rotations. Those weaknesses, combined with a red-hot Florida State perimeter barrage, sunk the Hoyas, 101-90, in the second round of the NIT. Georgetown began the game on a high note, running out to a quick 11-5 lead. As they have been all season long, guards Markel Starks and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera fueled the Hoya attack,...
Casual Hoya Mar 24, 2014
Pregame Shootaround: Georgetown at Florida State

Pregame Shootaround: Georgetown at Florida State

Can the Hoyas keep their season alive by pulling off the elusive road win? Georgetown has not been successful in hostile arenas this year but must pull off a road win to keep its season alive Monday, when the Hoyas travel to Florida State to take on the Seminoles. It's been so long since we last met. Georgetown and Florida State have met just three times, all Hoya losses, the last of which ended Alonzo Mourning's career in 1992. For the past twelve years, the Seminole ship has been captained by Leonard Hamilton. During that time, Florida State has managed a handful of NCAA appearances,...