Georgetown Basketball: October 2001 News Archive
Junior walk-on David Paulus is somewhat of a celebrity in his home town--a Hoya basketball player from Syracuse. A feature in the Syracuse Post Standard discusses Paulus' role on the Georgetown basketball and football teams."I'm sure he could have a been a [full time] Division II or a Division III player based on what I saw in practice," said Coach Esherick. "He's a pretty good player and a nice kid. He helped us an awful lot that year by coming to practice every day and working as hard as he could."
Sophomore guard Ramell Ross has been lost for three months with a foot injury, according to a release at GUHoyas.com. Ross, who missed his senior year in high school with a shoulder injury, averaged 2.0 ppg in 12 games a a freshman, but was projected to be an important backup this fall.
The loss leaves only ten scholarship players active for the Hoyas through the end of January.
Wednesday's news update featured the pre-season Big East selections from coaches prior to its annual Media Day.
Georgetown received 12 of 14 first place votes in the pre-season picks for the Big East West Division. The overall totals by division are as follows:
From the pre-season all-conference teams, Kevin Braswell was chosen on the first team, Mike Sweetney on the second team. BC's Troy Bell was the choice for pre-season player of the year. Here's the first team:
Guard: Troy Bell, Boston College, Jr.
On the women's basketball front, Georgetown was picked seventh in the single division poll:
Sophomore Rebekkah Brunson was named as the only sophomore selected to the first team all-conference list:
Guard: Sue Bird, Connecticut, Sr.
Here are plenty of links to coverage on Media Day:
Washington Post: "
"Big East Coaches Select the Hoyas"
The Sporting News hasn't posted any content to date, but has ranked Georgetown #16 in its upcoming college basketball countdown.
The earliest of the college basketball magazines, Athlon Sports, has selected Georgetown #13 in its annual Top 25 poll. Here's a link to Athlon's online report.
Meanwhile, Dick Vitale at ESPN.com has revised his top 25 list to place the Hoyas 17th following the transfer of guard Demetrius Hunter.
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