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Georgetown Basketball: April 2002 News Archive

Report: VMI To Play Georgetown 4/29/02

An item in the Roanoke Times reports VMI will play at Georgetown next season; the Keydets last played the Hoyas in the 1987-88 season.

Five non-conference games have now been discussed in the press for 2002-03, along with the Big East schedule:



Non-Conference (11 games)

South Carolina Duke
UCLA Virginia

Big East (12 division games, 4 from other division)

Notre Dame Notre Dame
Pitt Pitt
Rutgers Rutgers
Seton Hall Seton Hall
Syracuse Syracuse
West Virginia West Virginia
Providence Miami or UConn
St. John's Virginia Tech

In the Big East, teams rotate on and off the schedule from the East Division. Villanova, BC, and either Miami or Connecticut will rotate off the schedule next season.

Guard Signed For Class of 2006 4/23/02

An Albuquerque newspaper is reporting that Georgetown has signed a guard for the Class of 2006.

Apr. 24--The Albuquerque Tribune reported Tuesday that that 6-2 guard Ashanti Cook, a high school teammate of recruit Brandon Bowman at Los Angeles Westchester HS, has signed with Georgetown after being released from a letter of intent at New Mexico.

"I think it will work out well with (Georgetown)," Cook's father told the paper. "I think he's pretty comfortable there."

The Georgetown web site has not confirmed any such signing.

Braswell Honored At Awards Banquet 4/19/02

Apr. 20--Kevin Braswell was honored with the Daly Memorial MVP award at the Hoya Hoop Club Banquet at the Leavey Center. A full rundown on award recipients can be found in this link to GUHoyas.com, while past winners can be found in the Georgetown Sports History section.

Other honors included awards to Courtland Freeman (Coaches Award and Mary Fenlon Scholar-Athlete Award), Gerald Riley (Outstanding Defense Award), Mike Sweetney (Outstanding Team Contribution), Omari Faulkner (Raymond Medley Model Student-Athlete Award), and Ryan Growney (Manager's Award).

This is the third consecutive MVP award for Braswell. He joins Derrick Jackson (1976,77,78) and Patrick Ewing (1983,84,85) as the only three time recipients in the 47 year history of the award.

Sweetney Wins Regional Honor 4/19/02

Sophomore Mike Sweetney was named by the National Association of Basketball Coaches its District II Regional player of the year. Here's a link to GUHoyas.com with details.

Hoyas In The NBA 4/18/02

As the NBA playoffs get underway, here's a review of how the ten players with Georgetown connections fared this year in the regular season:

  • Patrick Ewing (College '85), Orlando: 6.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg
  • Jaren Jackson (Business '89), Orlando: 4.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg
  • Dikembe Mutombo (SLL '91), Philadelphia: 11.5 ppg, 10.8 rpg
  • Alonzo Mourning (College '92), Miami: 15.7 ppg, 8.4 rpg
  • Don Reid (College '95), Orlando: 3.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg
  • Othella Harrington (College '96), New York: 7.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg
  • Jerome Williams (College '96), Toronto: 7.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg
  • Allen Iverson (ex'98), Philadelphia: 31.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg
  • Jahidi White (College '98), Washington: 5.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg
  • Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje (Coll. '01), Portland: 1.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg

And, a note that Lee Scruggs completed his first year in the NBA's development league at Asheville. Scruggs averaged 10.9 ppg, and 6.2 rpg in 36 games, leading the league with an average of 2.1 blocks per game.

Hoyas In The NBA 4/18/02

West Virginia has named John Beilein its new coach, according to ESPN and other media reports. According to USA Today, Beilein will receive $150,000 a year and and $400,000 in guaranteed income from appearances and endorsements.

Third Verbal Commitment? 4/3/02

A third verbal commitment has been reported for the Hoyas' freshman class of 2003, according to online recruiting analyst Dave Telep and The Insiders.com. The report says that Matt Causey, a point guard from suburban Atlanta, GA, has verballed to Georgetown as a junior. Causey averaged 18.5 points and 7.5 assists for Berkmar HS. The verbal is also cited in this link to CBS Sportsline.

Previous verbal commitments for the 2003 Hoyas include 6-2 Robert McKiver and 6-10 Darian Townes; however, Georgetown University cannot comment on any of these recruits until national letters of intent are signed for the class of 2003 beginning in November.

Braswell At Portsmouth Tournament 4/2/02

Senior Kevin Braswell's was at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a showcase event for for NBA hopefuls from the college ranks this past week. Braswell scored only six points in two games; however, he picked up nine assists and eight steals.

Braswell did not make a list of players to watch from Andy Katz at ESPN.com.


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