Sunday, October 30, 2011

This tells me something about the Hoyas vs UNC scrimmage

Hoyanation and friends, I don't want to come to jump to any conclusions, but from reading this from UNC's sophomore point guard sensation Kendall Marshall on Twitter, arguably the #1 point guard in the land it didn't go as well as he would of liked it to.  That's okay and understandable coming especially coming from him because he's is their floor general, the Tarheels quarterback, he know's he is an extension of the coach on the floor and some things didn't look right to him.  Oh, believe me if I know UNC's Kendall Marshall, he will fix it.  

Looks like the Hoyas held their own against the #1 team in land.  I think everybody is anxious and wants to know what happened in the scrimmage today, so this is the closest we may as fans will probably get know about the "secret scrimmage" that took place today in the Dean Dome. and both team's were able to use this scrimmage as a measuring stick as to where they are at this time, and what each team needs to work on.  I don't know if this tweet from Marshall can tell you anything, but it sure tells me something.  As I've stated, and I'll say it again and again, "Our Hoyas have something to prove!"  Thy will be done!

 Kendall Marshall 

New Avi to signify what we've accomplished. Gotta keep workin..
 Kendall Marshall 

Friends.... How many of us have them.
 Kendall Marshall 

Maybe I shoulda went out last night.

Freshman Greg Whittington on scrimmage today (FB):

"Had a good scrimmage vs North Carolina"

Freshman Jabril Trawick on Hoyas vs. UNC scrimmage...
 Jabril Trawick 

Its ALWAYS room for improvement but the scrimmage went good, we gone surprise a lot of ppl...
 Jabril Trawick 

I'm ready for the season to start, people sleeping on us!

Hoyas, Shout!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Hoyas "Secret Scrimmage" against #1 UNC?


Hoyas, I Know

I guess I can write about what I've been hearing, "The Secret Scrimmage."  I find it rather humourous for the Hoyas vs. Tarheels to be labled as "secret scrimmage."  I guess that's just my thing.  Anyway, I think this is a great idea to have a scrimmage against the preseason #1 college team in the land the University of North Carolina Tarheels.  The Tarheels boast college basketball's best player, sophomore Harrison Barnes and sophomore point guard sensation Kendall Marshall dubbed the best point guard in the college game today. 

I think the best way to play Marshall is too try and keep the ball out of his hands as much as possible, which is hard to do, but with Markel's quickness and tenacity on defense it shouldn't be that hard to do.  Also, I would make him change directions and go where I want him to go, not where he wants to go and hope for the best.  You have cut the head off of the monster to break it all down (if you know what I mean).  Defense wins championships!

Although it's very early, these two teams can use this scrimmage as a measuring stick to see where each team stand's at this point and time going into the season especially the Hoyas having five freshmen and a young team with only two seniors on deck.  The last time these two teams met this is what happened:

2007 Georgetown Hoyas VICTORY over UNC Tarheels

Both teams have players from the Washington, D.C. metropoilitan area Hoyas' Jason Clark and Markel Starks, and Kendall Marshall.  Senior Hoya guard Jason Clark and Tarheel "true point guard" Kendall Marshall were high school teammates, on Arlington's Bishop J. O'Connell High School varsity basketball team, coached by Coach Joe Wooten, son of the legendary Coach Morgan Wooten of DeMatha High here in the metro area.  Sophomore Hoya Markel Starks hails from Georgetown Preparatory School located in Bethesda, Maryland. Thtroughout their high school careers comparison's have been made between both sophomore talented point guards Tarheel Kendall Marshall and Hoya Markel Starks.  Both were Washington Post's 2009-2010 Boys Basketball All-Mets see video below copy and paste link:

MaxPreps on Markel Starks

Starks is often compared in the area to fellow sophomore Kendall Marshall (O'Connell). 

Former Hoya and Georgetown Prep Coach Dewayne Bryant on Markel Starks: 

"I think Markel is as good if not better (than Kendall and Tyler)," Coach Bryant said. "He can do a lot of things on the floor, from shooting the ball to breaking down defenses. He's an excellent passer.

"I think they're all different players. Markel is a little more of a scoring point guard, Kendall is kind of like a Jason Kidd type of point guard.  Both have all different styles, but Markel is a little bit more explosive as a scorer.  He could probably put up 25 or 30 points per game, but it wouldn't help us win."

I think one other great thing about  this scrimmage is the Hoyas had the opportunity to experiment with some things during their trip to China especially with "The Fresh Five" freshmen now on board.  What I can say is I have "Five On It!"

Five On It



Saturday, October 22, 2011

2011 Hoya Hoop Club Hoyas Open Practice

Now that's the big dog 

Hoyanation and friends, I'd have to say I had a great time at the Hoyas open practice on the Hilltop of Georgetown University in McDonough Gymnasium.  It was also homecoming 2011 Hoyas football team.  Shout out to the Hoyas football team with a big 40-17 in homecoming fashion.  The son of Hoya great, Gene Smith, Nathaniel Gene Bellamy, is a sophomore 5-11, 185 pound defensive back.  His father was the starting point guard on the 1984 Georgetown National Championship team.  Also, he proudly wears his father's #22 on his college jersey.

Was good to see some of the Hoya supporters we all just took in some enjoyment of seeing our new Hoyas in the mix at the open practice.  Walking in McDonough, it was great to see the Hoyas in drill mode. Great to see and old friend of ours Hoya great Roy Hibbert in the blue and gray uni.  He was wearing the Hoya pratice gear donning #20. Great to speak with some of the fans and Hoya family that's always a pleasure.  It's truly time for the Hoyas to make some noise. I know it's still football season, but Hoya hoops is right around the block.  I had a great time, just wanted to make this short and cool.  Hoyanation, check these out, not the best, but "Good To Go!"

Good To Go 
Trouble Funk
DC Is Our Playground

Photo's from my cell phone:

Hoya Hoop Club Open Practice
Hoyas vs. Saxa

Hoyas going through the drills at the 2011 Hoya Hoop Club Open Practice

Hoyas huddling up at open practice

Freshman big man Tyler Adams guards former Hoya and current Indiana Pacer Roy Hibbert

Sophomore point guard Markel Starks gets a little breather before his foul shot in practice and he has the gray tee under his practice jersey, all he needed was a Nike Swoosh sneaker logo on the both sleeves like the legendary Patrick Ewing wore on both sleeves of his gray tee

Freshman Jabril Trawick brings the ball up while sophomore point guard Markel Starks is ready to guard.  Great practice matchup, both make each other better!  Let's Go Hoyas!

Senior leader #21 Jason Clark with the rock

Living that "Good Life" Hoyas!
One Republic



Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hoyas and company "Set It Off" at Georgetown U's Midnight Madness

We Are Georgetown
2011 Midnight Madness

Set It Off

It seemed as if the night went by quite fast. Midnight Madness, a night most college basketball junkies such as myself live for was finally here, and it sure felt good.  Of course the night was spectacular and magical especially for the the little ones.  From the students to the alumni and a special shout out to the many former Georgetown players.  

Nice to see Patrick Ewing's son Patrick Ewing Jr. get his NBA #22 Charlotte Hornets jersey unveiled on the McDonough Gynasium wall along with other former Hoyas' NBA framed jerseys.  The creative student dance groups performed really well.  Both, the women and mens teams put on a dazzling dancing performance with the music and act of their choice both coaches included.  I took lots of photos, so I'll put a few up with some jams while you're looking at them.

Georgetown Midnight Madness 2011

Coach Thompson asked freshman Hoya Tyler Adams to come back and do the "Biggie" strut

Hoya sophomore pointguard Markel Starks mocking Coach Thompson III's dancing as he looks on

Coach Thompson III leading his team in the "Everyday I'm Shuffling" shuffle dance routine lol

Hoyas huddling getting ready to do some "shuffling" at Midnight Madness 2011
Hoyas and mascot Jack The Bulldog getting ready to do the "shuffle" dance

Georgetown Hoyas cheerleaders

Former Hoya great and assistant coach Othello Harrington at Midnight Madness also Hoyas in drill line


Nice Georgetown tee given out at Midnight Madness

Back of Georgetown tee 

Everyone and the little ones included getting ready to enjoy the unveiling of Patrick Ewing Jr.'s Charlotte Hornets #22 NBA jersey (blue curtain)

Former Hoya Super Center Big Roy Hibbert shooting in "Shooting Stars" game along with freshman Otto Porter and Lady Hoya Ruby Wright along with a student

Hoyanation getting ready for team intro's

Who is this coming in for a landing freshman Otto Porter

Senior Hoya guard sensation Jason Clark talks with former Hoya center sensation and Detroit Piston Greg Monroe

Georgetown U's Finest Groove Theory and GU Step Team excited and ready to perform at Midnight Madness

Hoya junior sensation Hollis "Hollywood" Thompson in "glide" backwards slam dunk mode

Roy Hibbert 

Hoya student fan and Hoyas enjoyed fun competition taken place at Midnight Madness 2011

Hoyas Jeff Green currently playing for the Boston Celtics talks freshman Jabril Trawick and teammate

Hoya freshman Jabril Trawick putting it down in the slam dunk line or this freshman Mikael Hopkins (blurry)

I have more photo's but I think this is more than enough for now.  It's was a great night for Hoyanation and friends. Midnight Madness a great success!   What Rocks!

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