Basketball Preview 2014-2015

JULIA HENNRIKUS/THE HOYA
Left to right: Sophomores Faith Woodard, co-captain Tyshell King and Jade Martin form the backbone of a young Hoyas team. All three averaged double-digit minutes per game last season.

Women’s Basketball Preview 2014–2015

The Hoya’s annual Basketball Preview has everything to get you ready for the 2014-2015 Hoya basketball season: In Rebuilding Season, Hoyas Disappoint Despite the efforts of senior forward Andrea White and freshman center Natalie Butler, the Hoyas limped to an 11-21 record After a streak of five straight seasons finishing[Read More…]

Men’s Basketball Preview 2014–2015

Men’s Basketball Preview 2014–2015

The Hoya’s annual Basketball Preview has everything to get you ready for the 2014-2015 Hoya basketball season: DSR’s Day Taking the reins, junior guard and co-captain D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera will determine how far the Hoyas go D’vauntes Smith-Rivera has a lot on his shoulders right now. Between being named the Big[Read More…]

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CHRIS BIEN/THE HOYA
Senior guard Jabril Trawick struggled to find his rhythm before eventually establishing himself as the Hoyas’ third scoring option behind guards Markel Starks and D’vauntes Smith-Rivera.

Men’s Basketball | Absent Players Derail 2013-2014 Season

If you took the collective pulse of the Hoyas at Midnight Madness 2013, a few weeks before the beginning of their season, the only justifiable outlook would have been one of relentless positivity. Yes, reigning Big East Player of the Year Otto Porter was now off to the greener pastures[Read More…]

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CHRIS BIEN/THE HOYA
Junior center Bradley Hayes averaged just 3.2 minutes a game last season while backing up senior center Josh Smith.

Men’s Basketball | Leaving the Bench Behind

When ESPN or The Washington Post discuss Georgetown men’s basketball, they mention the same set list: senior center Josh Smith, senior guard Jabril Trawick, junior guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, the talented freshman forward recruits Isaac Copeland and L.J. Peak and of course Head Coach John Thompson III. With a roster of[Read More…]

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MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
Smith showed offensive promise with 11.5 points per game before an academic suspension ended his season after 13 games.

Men’s Basketball | Last Shot for Josh Smith

High expectations are certainly nothing new for senior center Josh Smith, and this year they are higher than ever before. The former University of California, Los Angeles player’s final year of collegiate basketball is tinged with an air of urgency and high expectations. But with academic and fitness issues reportedly[Read More…]

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Senior forward Mikael Hopkins is a leader in the low post.

Men’s Basketball | New Talent Boosts Team, Expectations

At the end of the season, it is not the Georgetown men’s basketball team’s body of work that appears on the banners proudly adorning the walls of McDonough Arena, but the marks of postseason success. “Of course we all want to win more,” Georgetown Director of Athletics Lee Reed said.[Read More…]

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Men’s Basketball | Filling the Phonebooth

Men’s Basketball | Filling the Phonebooth

On March 18, the Georgetown basketball team beat West Virginia 77-65 in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament in the first men’s basketball game played in McDonough Arena since 2009. Although it was little more than a consolation win at the end of a disappointing season, 2,133 fans[Read More…]

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MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA Guard Tre Campbell

Men’s Basketball | The Fantastic Five

After missing the NCAA tournament and being knocked out in the second round of the NIT, the Hoyas needed a spark. Luckily, the Hoyas’ recruiting efforts gave them a fire. As ESPN’s seventh-best recruiting class in the nation hits the court for Georgetown this season, expectations are high, but the[Read More…]

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Senior guard Jabril Trawick is ready to embrace his role as a vocal and emotional leader for the team.

Men’s Basketball | Seniors Hold Vital Roles

There is guard Jabril Trawick, the tough-nosed player from West Philadelphia who wears his heart on his sleeve. There is center Joshua Smith, the giant from Kent, Wash., with the soft touch, whose size is both his most brutal enemy and his greatest asset. There is forward Mikael Hopkins, the[Read More…]

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Men’s Basketball | Poor Results Turn Up Heat

Men’s Basketball | Poor Results Turn Up Heat

After the firing of John Thompson Jr.’s successor Craig Esherick in 2004, John Thompson III took over the reins as Georgetown men’s basketball coach. The 2014-2015 season marks his 11th year at the helm and brings a question that many among Georgetown students, alumni and supporters are asking: Is this[Read More…]

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