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Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Details
Playing out of the Big East Conference, the Georgetown Hoyas are coming off two straight losing seasons. After a 2016-17 campaign that saw the Hoyas win just five games in the Big East, long-time coach John Thompson was relieved of his duties and former player/NBA Great Patrick Ewing was hired to take his place. With Ewing taking over, Georgetown will hope to get back to its winning ways and back into the NCAA Tournament. The team’s last appearance was in the 2014-15 season when it made it to the third round before losing to a strong Utah squad. Since then, the Hoyas haven’t climbed higher than 8th place in the Big East, and it will be up to Coach Ewing to fix that. However, it won’t happen overnight.
The Hoyas lost multiple seniors after last season, including star guard Rodney Pryor who averaged 18 points per game, as well as Bradley Hayes and Reggie Cameron. Highly recruited forward Isaac Copeland left the team and transferred to Nebraska while L.J. Peak left for the NBA after a wonderful junior season, which means the Hoya backcourt will have a completely different look during 2017-18. Guard Jagan Mosely should take over a starting role after playing quality minutes last season and senior guards Tre Campbell, Jonathan Mulmore, and Ra’Mond Hines will also help fill in the gaps. Center Jessie Govan will head up the frontcourt after a sophomore season where he averaged 10.1 points and 5.0 rebounds, while forward Marcus Derrickson will play an important role in his junior season. Derrickson averaged 8.3 points and 4.4 rebounds last season. Georgetown will pack the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. throughout the 2017-18 season.