PUSH IT TO THE LIMIT HOYAS!
To start off I admire the way the Hoyas found a way to dig themselves out of the hole. Needless to say, now the Hoyatroops need to stay on patrol for the victories to come one step and one game a time. This is what basketball troops do, and this is what real troops do also. I'm glad I had the opportunity to serve my country in some kind way because I learned so much about life while serving.
Both the Hoyas (13-5 2-4) and (Seton Hall 8-10 2-4) have the same Big East record, but Georgetown is in 11th place and the Pirates in 12th place. The Hoyas overall record is much better than Seton Hall's because of their early nonconference wins which were great wins especially on the road in hostile environments (ODU, Mizzou, Charleston Classic but came up a little short against Temple, etc).
Hoyanation and friends, I guess you could say I'm on STAT tip today, lol. The Hoyas scoring offense is ranked (9th BE) (75.6%). Seton Hall's scoring offense is ranked 1(15th BE) at (67.0%). The Hoyas are a better free throw shooting team ranked (3rd BE) at (.733%), so they definitely should go the rack and dish or get insert the ball in the paint, make the bucket or get fouled and knock down the freebies.
This should be for remainder of the the seaon. This will instill more confidence in our bigs, but communication amongst the guards to the bigs will be a factor in telling them, "work him, go to work, go to work" will also be a confidence boost for the Hoya bigs. Seton Hall is ranked (11th BE) at (.684%) in free throw shooting.
Georgetown leads the Big East in field goal percentage (492-970) at (.507%) with Marquette second (512-1043) at (.491%). Behind Pitt 1st in pointers (121-309) (.392%) the Hoyas come in second on 3's at (135-349) (.387%). As far as as rebounding for the Hoyas at the defensive isn't bad at all because they are 2nd in the Big East in defensive rebounding at (29.0%) second to Pitt's offensive rebounding (29.9%) with Cincinnati 3rd at (31.4). Pirate senior forward Herb Pope (9.8 rebs.) is second in rebounding in the Big East. There are no Hoyas' in the listed 20 top rebounders in the Big East. The Pirates lost to #Pitt 73-54 on Jan. 15.
Now, for the Hoyas as far as rebounding on the offensive end is where they really need help and focus, and I know who can help them out on the offensive end according to my every game, every move observation in the Kenner Summer League on the Hilltop at GU. His name/nickname is Moses "Vice-Grip" Ayegba! Yes, Moses! He was freed on 12/12/10 against Appalachian State U. This kid is the strongest Hoya with no doubt in my mind, and he can jump and rebound with the best of them. Look at this Hoya dude in the photo to the right, he's strong as any player on the court, including the other teams.or college basketball period!
Moses has a lot of upside on his offensive abilities. His free shooting in two games shows he is 6-6, but were mainly talking rebounding on the offensive end. He's a player that can play now and you can guide him right along while he's on the court because he's smart and eager to learn. Moses picks up things very quickly, so this tells me he can factor for the Hoyas especially on the offensive side. He will also be a factor on defensive end as well.
Out of 16 teams in the Big East our Hoyas are ranked 14 in offense rebounding at (33.9%) while Pitt is ranked 1st at (42.7%). Yes, we need Moses, he just as tough, strong, smart, eager, hungry and serious just as any other big we have. He adds lots of flavor to the Hoyas inside play without a doubt. He's young and energetic and tomorrow's not promised.
We cannot forget about the high flying, acrobatic freshman Aaron "Air" Bowen. Aaron is a high flyer and can be coached up on the court also. When we already have players that can play and they are young, smart and eager it's make your job easier to teach them while their on the court because they're more attentive. I've experienced this over the years that most players I've coached at camps and clinics (Hoopgroup, Morgan Wooten Camp, Georgetown Basketball School) and my teams have developed right there before my eyes on the court, and you know what, it was soooooooooooo amazing to see this, now to know it is even more amazing!
Austin Freeman (17.9) leads the Hoyas in scoring and had an outbreak game scoring 25 points to end the Hoyas 3 game skid as of late. He went 6-12. “I’m just happy to be making shots,” said Freeman, who had 18 points in the second half, including a stretch where he scored 11 straight points for Georgetown. “I just wanted to stay aggressive and stay within our offense.”
Freeman said he heard suggestions and criticisms from a number of people during the slump. He smiled and said none of the advice really mattered.
“People always have something to say,” he said. “You just keep playing. That’s about it said, senior guard Austin Freeman."
Wright, who shot 9 of 28 and missed 13 of 16 3-point attempts in the last three games, had 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting that included going 3 of 5 from beyond the arc.
“It was nice,” Wright said of the backcourt shooting that helped his team shake off their worst conference start in 12 years. “It was nice to make some shots and then things started going. No one ever lost confidence. We just weren’t putting the ball in the basket. We feel good about ourselves.”
Clark, who didn’t struggle as much as the others because of a 7-for-10 effort against the Mountaineers, had 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting although he was 1 of 6 on 3's.
“They executed. They stepped up and knocked down shots,” first-year Rutgers coach Mike Rice said. “They "ATTACKED" more than they had in the last three contests.”
“It’s really good to have these guys back,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. “If we could have won and they still be in their shooting slump, I would take that. But we need these guys to play well for us. That’s not to say we don’t have other options, but we went through a stretch where they were all out of sync.”
Hopefully, our Hoyas now have the word "ATTACK" added in the their basketball vocabulary on a consistent basis especially on offense. As for defensE I love the world "AGGRESSIVE!"
BIG MO MAKING THE POST MOVE
MOSES GOING UP FOR THE JAM!
BIG MOSES SETTING THE PICK FOR AARON "AIR" BOWEN
FRESHMAN HOYA RESERVE MOSES AYEGBA, AARON BOWEN, AND JOE CAPRIO GOING UP FOR REBOUND
BIG MOSES DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST
OKAY HOYAS LET'S BEAT THE PIRATES!
ATTACK ATTACK HOYAS!
IF THIS IS HOW THE HOYAS HAVE TO ATTACK, SO BE IT!
LET'S GOOOOOOO! BEAT SETON HALL!
WE ARE GEORGETOWN!