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Georgetown Basketball: October 2001 News Archive

Walk-On Paulus Featured 10/30/01

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."

Ross Injured, Out Three Months 10/24/01

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.

Big East Previews 10/23/01

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:

West Div. Pts. East Div. Pts.
1. Georgetown 90 1. Boston College 81
2. Syracuse 78 2. Connecticut 78
3. Notre Dame 63 3. Miami 67
4. Seton Hall 47 4. Providence 61
5. West Virginia 47 5. St. Johnís 41
6. Pittsburgh 41 6. Villanova 38
7. Rutgers 19 7. Virginia Tech 19

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.
Guard: Kevin Braswell, Georgetown, Sr.
Guard: John Linehan, Providence, Sr.
Forward: Caron Butler, Connecticut, Soph.
Forward: Preston Shumpert, Syracuse, Sr.
Center: Darius Rice, Miami, So.

On the women's basketball front, Georgetown was picked seventh in the single division poll:

  1. Connecticut
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Rutgers
  4. Boston College
  5. Villanova
  6. Virginia Tech
  7. Georgetown
  8. Miami
  9. Seton Hall
  10. Syracuse
  11. Providence
  12. Pittsburgh
  13. St. Johnís
  14. West Virginia

Sophomore Rebekkah Brunson was named as the only sophomore selected to the first team all-conference list:

Guard: Sue Bird, Connecticut, Sr.
Guard: Trish Juhline, Villanova, Jr.
Guard: Alicia Ratay, Notre Dame, Jr.
Forward: Rebekkah Brunson, Georgetown, So.
Forward: Swin Cash, Connecticut, Sr.
Forward: Becky Gottstein Boston College, Sr.

Here are plenty of links to coverage on Media Day:

Washington Post: " "Big East Coaches Select the Hoyas"
Associated Press: "Big East coaches favor BC, Georgetown"
Boston Globe: "Eagles toast of Big East"
Boston Herald: "BC hoops picked first"
CBS Sportsline: "Big East coaches name BC, Georgetown favorites"
Charleston Gazette: "Hargett picked as top Big East rookie"
Connecticut Post: "Bell, Butler have learned mutual respect"
Hartford Courant: "Now UConn Chasing BC"
Home News & Tribune: "Conference Lacking Stars"
New Haven Register: "UConn mission: Anything possible"
New York Daily News:"Red Storm Takes the Fifth to Heart"
Philadelphia Inquirer: "Wright downplays Main Line return"
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: "Sixth-place finish in order for Pitt"
Providence Journal:"Big East coaches not high on Friars"
Roanoke Times: "Tech picked 7th in East"
Syracuse Post Standard: "Bell earns top preseason player award"

Hoyas #16 In Early Poll 10/1/01

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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