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Georgetown Basketball: August 1998 News Archive

UNLV Game Rolls "Snake Eyes" 8/29/98

ESPN SportsZone is reporting that the Georgetown-UNLV game set for this year is off. Previous reports in the media noted that UNLV was backing off a Nov. 30 game with Georgetown because it didn't want to play a high profile opponent directly after a Nov. 27 game vs. Kansas. UNLV has added Cal Poly to its schedule, and will play the Mustangs on Jan. 2 instead.

Clinton, Starr...And Basketball?" 8/24/98

Could a dormant basketball rivalry be in the shadows of the Clinton scandal? The New York Post's "Page Six" notes an article written by Clinton classmate Tom Link (C'68), expressing the irony that the President's prosecutorial foe went to college less than a mile away at the same time Clinton did (Kenneth Starr is a 1968 grad of George Washington).

Wrote the Post: "Link proposed that the two men's personalities are mirrored in their school basketball teams. [Clinton's] Georgetown's Hoyas aspired to finesse and an easygoing comraderie, while [Starr's] more plebian George Washington Colonials kept their noses to the grindstone with a methodical approach that mimicked Puritan colonialists."

California Senior Gives GU '99 Verbal Commitment 8/1/98

The Orange County Register has reported that Georgetown received an early verbal commitment from 6-10 center Wesley Wilson from Vallejo, CA. Wilson will be attending Maine Central Institute (MCI) this fall and hopes to play for the Hoyas in the fall of 1999.

Michael Miller of West Coast Hoops wrote that: "Wesley, at 215, has very good low post moves but can also step out and hit the mid-range J with accuracy out to about 17 feet. He is a very good passer out of both post positions and has led the team in FT shooting the last 2 years. He is an intimidating shot-blocker and good rebounder."

Remember, a verbal commitment is not binding on either party, but it does signal to other schools that a prospect has made a choice. Georgetown does not comment on verbal commitments unless (and until) a national letter of intent has been signed.


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