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Georgetown Hoyas Player Profiles: Paul White

Georgetown Hoyas Player Profiles: Paul White

After being overlooked on his high school team and in his recruiting class, will White step forward in his freshman season? This is the fourth in our player profiles series. Previous entries have profiled Tre Campbell, Trey Mourning, and the walk-ons. Georgetown's incoming freshman class rightly has the faithful feeling optimistic about the years ahead.  But while that excitement has keyed in on five-star Isaac Copeland and electric scorer LJ Peak, not many pixels have been spilled on freshman forward Paul White. Just don't expect that to bother White; he's been there before. High...
Casual Hoya 9 hours ago

Big East Media Day Highlights

Big East Media Day took place Wednesday at Madison Square Garden and we've got all the highlights right here. Big East Media Day kicked off with the announcement of Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera being named the Preseason Big East Player of the Year and the announcement of Villanova as the coaches pick to win the Big East regular season. The Hoyas were picked to finish second. Coaches Picture! All Big East coaches pose for a photo with commissioner Val Ackerman at MSG. #BEmediaday pic.twitter.com/nFopQMnRGb — Voice Sports (@GUVoiceSports) October 22, 2014 JTIII Quotes Georgetown...
Casual Hoya 21 hours ago
Big East Media Day Open Thread!

Big East Media Day Open Thread!

Big East Media Day is at Madison Square Garden today. We'll post updates and talk about the event here. Big East Coaches and players are gathered at Madison Square Garden today for Media Day. A live stream of the event is up on BigEast.com and you can follow along on Twitter with the #BEMediaDay hashtag. Already today, we learned that D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is the Big East Preseason Player of the Year and Georgetown has been picked to finish second in the conference by the coaches. We'll have all sorts of updates on the event in the Media Day StoryStream as well. Talk about the event...
Casual Hoya 21 hours ago

Big East Media Day: Georgetown picked to finish 2nd in regular season

Big East Media Day is Wednesday at Madison Square Garden and the coaches have picked the Hoyas to finish 2nd in the conference during the regular season. Villanova is the runaway pick to finish first. The Big East coaches have picked Villanova to win the Big East regular season title and picked Georgetown to finish second. The Wildcats got 9 of 10 first place votes (presumably the missing one was their own coach?), with the Hoyas getting the 10th and final first place vote. Villanova won the Big East regular season crown last year, going 16-2 in conference play and they return a bunch of...
Casual Hoya 21 hours ago

Big East Media Day: D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera tabbed as preseason player of the year

Big East Men's Basketball Media Day is Wednesday at Madison Square Garden and Georgetown's star junior guard has already been picked as the preseason player of the year by the coaches. Coaches and players from around the Big East are at Madison Square Garden today for Big East Media Day and it was just announced that coaches have picked Georgetown junior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera as the preseason player of the year. Smith-Rivera, a 6-3 junior, is the sixth Georgetown player in BIG EAST history to earn Preseason Player of the Year honors. He finished third in the league in scoring last...
Casual Hoya Oct 21, 2014

Georgetown Hoyas Player Profiles: Tre Campbell

How much impact will the only true point guard on the roster have in his freshman season? Next up in our series of player profiles is freshman point guard Tre Campbell. A local product, Campbell attended nearby St. John's College High School, where he led his team to a highly successful season as a senior.  He arrives on the hilltop as a three-star recruit, and should have an opportunity to make an immediate impact as a new member of the Hoyas. High School Senior-year statistics: 12.6 PPG, 56 3-pointers made Recruiting Profile: three-star, #126 Rivals, #182 247Sports, #90 Scout Campbell...
Casual Hoya Oct 21, 2014
Big East Breakdown: #9 Marquette

Big East Breakdown: #9 Marquette

Last Year's Record: 17-15 (9-9) No postseason Key Losses: Davante Gardner 14.9pts, Todd Mayo 11.3pts , Jamil Wilson 11.7pts, Chris Otule 5.8pts, Jake Thomas 7.9pts Key Returnees: Deonte Burton 6'4" So SG 6.9pts, Derrick Wilson 6'1" Sr PG  5.0pts, Jajuan Johnson 4.3pts 6'5" So SF, Juan Anderson 6'6" Sr SF 3.2pts, Steve Taylor Jr 6'7" Jr PF 2.5pts, John Dawson 6'2" SO PG 2.0pts, Duane Wilson 6'2 RS-Fr PG (Did not play last year due to injury) Key Incoming Players: Matt Carlino Sr PG 13.7pts (Transfer from BYU, eligible immediately), Luke Fischer 6'11" So C 2.8pts(Transfer from Indiana,...
Casual Hoya Oct 21, 2014

Georgetown Hoyas Player Profiles: Trey Mourning

What will the son of Zo give us in year one? After a quick look at the walk-ons, our player profiles series turns to the scholarship Hoyas.  First up is freshman who is no stranger to the Hilltop.  Like his coach, Trey Mourning arrives at Georgetown bearing one of the most famous names in Hoya hoops history. But with plenty of front-court competition, the younger Mourning may be a year or more away from forging his own legacy on the court. High school Senior-year statistics: 29 ppg, 10 rpg Recruiting profile: three-star Mourning dominated relatively meek competition at Ransom Everglades...
Casual Hoya Oct 20, 2014
Georgetown Hoyas Player Profiles: The Walk-Ons

Georgetown Hoyas Player Profiles: The Walk-Ons

With John Caprio departed, will we see either of these walk-ons in action this season? With Midnight Madness in the rearview mirror, actual games are next on the Georgetown basketball horizon. To get you ready for the November 15th tip-off, we'll be rolling out previews of each of this season's Georgetown Hoyas. As always, this hallowed tradition begins with this year's non-scholarship Hoyas, David Allen and Riyan Williams. Last Season Allen: 10 games played, 1.7 min. pg, .3 ppg, .2 rpg, .1 apg Williams: 1 min. played, 0 pts, 0 reb., 0 assts., 0 stl., 0 blk., 0 PF, 0 TO.... Last year...
Casual Hoya Oct 20, 2014
Big East Breakdown: #10 DePaul Blue Demons

Big East Breakdown: #10 DePaul Blue Demons

Will anyone be able to break DePaul's stranglehold on last place? Last Year's Record: 12-21 (3-15) No Postseason Key Losses: Brandon Young PG 16.3pts, Cleveland Melvin PF 16.7pts, Sandi Marcicus C 4.8pts, Charles McKinney 3.9pts Key Returnees: Billy Garrett Jr. SoPG12.4pts, Tommy Hamilton IV So C 7.7pts, Durrell McDonald Jr G 5.4pts, RJ Curington So SG 4.1pts, Jamee Crockett Key Incoming Players: Myke Henry (Transfer Illinois), Darrick Wood (JUCO), Rashaun Stimage (JUCO), Aaron Simpson(JUCO) Breakdown: DePaul has finished last in the Big East for 6 straight seasons. The last season...
Casual Hoya Oct 18, 2014

Hoya Madness: The Student Perspective

The much-anticipated 2014-15 edition of the Georgetown Hoyas was finally unveiled Friday night in McDonough Gymnasium, along with a flood of optimism and hope for a rebound season from last year's disappointing campaign.  An excellent play-by-play recap of last night's festivities with pictures and video clips can be found here, but I thought I would offer my more informal observations from a student perspective. Isaac Copeland and L.J. Peak can fly.  Not only can they jump high, but they also get off the ground quickly and effortlessly.  These two are going to provide a lot of...
Casual Hoya Oct 18, 2014
Hoya Madness Recap and Highlights

Hoya Madness Recap and Highlights

The Georgetown Hoyas tipped-off college basketball season last night at Midnight Hoya Madness. There was a dunk contest, player intros, and a concert from Trey Songz. And a whole host of recruits were in the house to take it all in. Basketball season is here you guys. The 2014-15 Georgetown Hoyas basketball season got underway at McDonough Arena with the annual Hoya Madness event. There wasn't a stream of the event, but thanks to some folks in attendance like friend of the blog Michael Bohlin (@mbohlin247) of Hoyas247.com (@hoyas247), @georgetownhoops, @georgetownhoyas, and others we...
Casual Hoya Oct 17, 2014

Georgetown Basketball Is Back! Hoya Madness Open Thread

Dunks! Recruits! Trey Songz! Oh My! Georgetown's 2014-15 college basketball season kicks off tonight with Midnight Madness Basketball Tip-Off Party Hoya Madness at McDonough Gymnasium. After an offseason full of riveting games at Kenner, rampant Josh Smith speculation, recruiting news and, of course, Qasual Questions, it's time to bring the focus back to what Georgetown does best. From GU Hoyas: Trey Songz Appearance to Highlight Hoya Madness on October 17 WASHINGTON - Highlighted by an appearance from Grammy-nominated R&B artist Trey Songz, Georgetown University will officially start...
Casual Hoya Oct 16, 2014

Otto Porter gets paid and then has a huge game

The Wizards exercised their third-year option on Otto Porter and then he went out and had a great preseason game against Maccabi Haifa. On Tuesday, the Washington Wizards exercised their third-year contract option on Otto Porter. The option will pay Porter $4.6 million next season. On Wednesday, the Wizards played Maccabi Haifa at Verizon Center and Porter had one of his best games in a Wizards uniform (albeit in a preseason game against a non-NBA opponent). The Wizards beat Maccabi Haifa 101-95 and Otto racked up 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists and 1 very loud...
Casual Hoya Oct 16, 2014

Hoyas "Receiving Votes" in 1st Coaches Poll of Season

Gotta start somewhere. FULL RANKINGS TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 1 RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW 1 Kentucky 29-11 785 24 NR – – 2 Arizona 33-5 746 3 NR – – 3 Duke 26-9 715 2 NR – – 4 Wisconsin 30-8 706 3 NR – – 5 Kansas 25-10 654 0 NR – – 6 North Carolina 24-10 598 0 NR – – 7 Florida 36-3 568 0 NR – – 8 Virginia 30-7 519 0 NR – – 9 Louisville 31-6 507 0 NR – – 10 Texas 24-11 479 0 NR – – 11 Wichita...
Casual Hoya Oct 15, 2014

Hoya Madness: Dunk Contest Preview and Rundown of Recruits Attending

So, it is FINALLY that time of year. Georgetown's basketball teams will officially tip off their seasons at the annual Midnight Madness celebration in the McDonough Gymnasium that we all know and love. In order to prepare, I decided to put together a preview of tonight's festivities. I'll start with the featured event: the dunk contest. Dunk Contest Competitors: The Returning Favorites: #55 Jabril Trawick, 6'5" Senior Guard Throughout Trawick's three years on the Hilltop, he has been mostly inconsistent in terms of on-court performance. However, one thing he has shown is exceptional...
Casual Hoya Oct 14, 2014
Georgetown Hoyas Season Preview: The Roster

Georgetown Hoyas Season Preview: The Roster

With three departed seniors and five new pieces, how do these Hoyas compare to last year? The weather's getting chilly, the sun is lower in the sky, and midnight madness is just around the corner. We're just five weeks and ticking until Georgetown plays a real, live basketball game.  And yet we don't know much about this year's team. Three seniors are gone, including last season's offensive focal point and a four-year starter. The arrival of five freshmen and reintroduction of one massive piece means that even the returning Hoyas may find themselves in different roles. So what do we...
Casual Hoya Oct 10, 2014

Midnight Madness: Georgetown Basketball season returns in one week

Midnight Madness is at October 17th at 7 PM at McDonough. We'll have all the details on the official beginning of college basketball season right here.This is a good thing, people.http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/16/tacko-fall-class-of-2015-7-foot-6-center-sets-three-visits/
Casual Hoya Oct 10, 2014
Casual Friday Fashion News: Hoyas To Debut New Uniforms

Casual Friday Fashion News: Hoyas To Debut New Uniforms

Midnight Madness is in just one week! Trey Songz is performing!  Who is Trey Songz! What do we think of these? Poll Georgetowns new uniforms: Very fashion forward Eek! In fashion, one day youre in, the next youre out   2 votes | Results
Casual Hoya Oct 2, 2014
Qasual Questions: Throwdown Thursday

Qasual Questions: Throwdown Thursday

Here are the QQs to help you get through your Thursday: What did you do last night? What is the most casual baseball (or any sport) hat you own? Do you have a Qasual Question you'd like me to answer? What is the best Steve Martin film? 15 days until Midnight Madness: Excited or Whatever?