Former Hoya & Savannah Head Coach Horace Broadnax
Savannah State Tigers
THE HOYAS ARE BACK! Hoyanation and friends, its been a while since last season's end. I had the opportunity to see the Hoyas this summer in Kenner League action. Although, the Hoyas were on separate summer league teams, I got a preview of what's to come this season. One important thing I did see was the "fire, determination and intensity in their eyes" and they played like they had something to prove the whole summer.
I think they know this, and Hoyanation I think this is what we will see this season. This team is egoless, knowlingly having something to prove which is totally amazing to me.With the Hoyas having five incoming freshmen (The Fresh Five) including medical redshirt freshman Aaron Bowen, the Hoyas had the opportunity to get their season started earlier than normal with a trip to China.
The trip to China couldn't have come at a better time because the Hoyas basically have a young team with the exception of the two senior leaders Jason Clark and Henry Sims. A bond and chemistry needed to formed for the young Hoyas, so I think this was a brillant idea on behalf of the coaching staff and university. A bond and chemistry were formed. “We instantly clicked,” Porter said of his teammates. “That’s what coach is looking for -- to be unselfish with each other on and off the court.” As far as I'm concerned this is what life and basketball is all about. Love the word "unselfish."
Sophomore floor general Markel Starks on freshman Jabril Trawick:
“You’re going to see a lot of Philly,” Starks said about freshman sensation Jabril Trawick. “You’re going to see that toughness. A lot of people think that Georgetown toughness is gone, but it’s surely back.”
Senior Hoya team leader Jason Clark, said, "keeping the freshman from getting too high or low will be important." “There are going to be times when they have great games, and I have to tell them, ‘It’s only one game.’
Savannah State is coached by Horace Broadnax, who was a G on the Hoyas’ 1984 national championship team and 1985 NCAA runnerup squad, playing for legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson. Broadnax is 65-107 in six seasons with the Tigers after a previous head coaching stint with Bethune-Cookman. To the right is a photo of Coach John Thompson Jr. embracing Horace Broadnax
Georgetown opens the season Saturday against Savannah State, a Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) squad that went 12-18 last year but which won 10 of its final 11 games. The Tigers have no seniors on their roster, and are led by junior G Preston Blackmon (12.5 ppg) and sophomore F Jyles Smith (7.2 rpg).
The Hoyas senior upperclassmen leader G Jason Clark (12.0 ppg field goals 48%) last season, C Henry Sims (3.6 ppg) the points should increase this year for Big Hank, F Hollis Thompson (6.6 ppg). Hollywood's points should increase tremendously this season.
Let's Get This Party Started 11-12-11!
WE ARE GEORGETOWN!