Saturday, March 31, 2012

Henry Sims does work in 2012 NABC Reese's All-Star Game wears #33

Senior Hoya center Henry Sims donning #33 in the NABC Reese's All Star Game played in New Orleans 

 First I would like to congratulate Georgetown Hoyas center Henry Sims of making the National Association of Basketball Coaches Reese's All Star Game. The game was shown on March 31, (Saturday) at 2 pm.

I couldn't find any stats on the game but the New Orleans newspaper NOLA Time had Sim with 11 points. I was very impressed of how Henry played. His team won 103-99. His play was stellar on both ends of the court. His hustle up and down the court, rebound, defense, and communication were a factor for his East team.

Before the game announcer Greg Anthony asked, "will this be an all star game played hard, because lots of all stars are played hard." Well, I can say this game was a classic and that's what it rightfully should be called a "classic." Both teams played hard. I would too.. This is another chance for the professional basketball scouts to get a look at a group of seniors coming out of college into the professional field.

Game announcers Greg Anthony and Steve Smith agreed on the Alabama legendary Coach Wimp Sanderson, a fiery a coach for the Resse's All Star East team was their MVP of the game. Legendary LSU Coach Dale Brown was the the coach of the West All Star's he was chill mode although his team played hard. 

Wimp Sanderson looked right at home on the sideline - complete with his scowl and trademark plaid jacket. He implored his team to play defense and said afterward that he had fun after the two days of practice.

"When you coach, you have to be yourself. You can't be somebody else. A lot of people say I can't be anybody else, because I ain't got no personality," Sanderson said. "The game is for the kids. I'm still a kid at heart when it comes to winning and losing, but the game is for the kids. I did the best I could to make it that way. I've still got a lot of whatever in me."


Saturday, March 17, 2012

One big reason why the Hoyas are here DEFENSE...

Jason Clark Memphis Highlights

Hoyanation and friends there are many reasons why the Hoyas are here, but this is ONE big reason why they are here and what they need to do to keep winning to get HERE:



Concentrate, bend your knees, elbows up, shoot, snap your wrist and let it ride

Standing up in the crowd as Gregory Whittington shoots his free throws...

Henry Sims vs. Memphis 


Friday, March 16, 2012

Hoyas steamroll Belmont in first Madness WIN 74-59 aka No upset Alert

Keep On Hoyas!
D Train
Sky's The Limit and you know you just keep on just keep on pressing on...

Hoyanation and friends according to ESPN's Andy Katz and Dick Vitale the Hoyas were suppose to be on "upset alert." Um, yes, the Hoyas on upset alert. Well, once again the Hoyas showed  the world how they earn their keep. No matter what anyone says they are focused, with one goal in mind, and it's to win. It's down to five games now. One game at a time!

The Hoyas did just as I thought they would, "shut it down." Belmont was in scoring in the land shooting 81.5%. The Bruins were 21-54 @ 38.9 in field goals and 10-27 @ 30.7% in three pointers thanks to the Hoyas attention to detail on "lockdown stellar defense". The Hoyas forced turnovers were very visible. Great job! Defense wins championships.

The Hoyas had 11 turnovers but they weren't crucial, but they will be very mindful of this the rest of the way. The great thing is the Hoyas made most of their free throws. 9-13 @ 69.2% Yessss! Free throws also win championships. Let's keep this up.

Their communication/point communication on defense was at a all time high."Our defense has been -- there's a guy floating around here somewhere," Thompson said, referring to his dad, John Sr., the Hoyas legendary coach. "You might need to ask him that question. Our defense has been old-school Georgetown defense for large chunks of this season." 

At halftime, the elder Thompson was asked about his son's team and the Hoyas' defense.
"So far, so good," he said.

This was truly one of the best Hoyas games played this season. I think they know how to raise their game to another level. Our coaching staff's leadership is very key all of  this and the players execution was on point. Again, even in March Madness the Hoyas were able to get everyone in the game. Now that's awesome Hoyanation and friends.



Monday, March 12, 2012

Hoyas are dancing!

In the beginning it was Midnight Madness, the Hoyas were dancing, it's March Madness, the Hoyas are still dancing. I love it. They earned the right to dance! Right now "My Feet Keep Dancing" I'm doing the Happy Feet (lol). Hoyanation and friends I hope you all too.

Caught In The Lights Hoyas

Tyler "Biggie" Adams

Aaron "Air" Bowen

Jason "Smoov" Clark

Henry "Big Hank" Sims

Hollis "Hollywood" Thompson

Mikael "Big Slim" Hopkins

Joe "Cool" Caprio

Nate "Tough Guy" Lubick

Markel "Sho Nuff" Stark and Coach John Thompson III

Moses "Vice Grip" Ayegba

Otto "Otto-Matic" Porter aka OTP (Other Team's Problem)

Jabril "Real Deal" Trawick

Gregory "Magic" Whittington

Jack Hoya Dancing too Hoyanation (lol)

 Hoyanation and friends it all started right here in the 2011 famed James "Jabbo" Kenner Memorial Summer League
"The Beginning"
Thanks to Marsreels

The Beginning Hoyas Midnight Madness 2011-2012

The Hoyas in China, Nothing Could Be Finer

Courtesy of Dime Magazine to put this paragraph in the their magaznine about Belmont vs. Hoyas:

MIDWEST: Georgetown (No. 3 seed)
Georgetown is a team that has all the necessary pieces. They’ve got the perfect roster to fit the type of basketball they need to play to win. With the recent emergence of Henry Sims, Georgetown’s roster matches their identity even more now. Sims has been passing the ball carefully and skillfully. They’ve been able to use him as that post facilitator that Roy Hibbert and Greg Monroe used to be. They’ve got Hollis Thompson and Jason Clark who can both knock down outside shots and both have the experience needed to provide that will to win mentality. The key advantage for Georgetown is their depth. The freshman Otto Porter has provided a great spark for them and has really turned it up as of late. If Georgetown is playing at tip top shape they can be a very big test for Kansas and then top-seeded UNC

From NBC Sports Rob Dauster (College Basketball Talk):

Sweet 16 sleeper (9 or lower): No. 14 Belmont: One of the trendiest upset picks since the bracket was announced was the Bruins knocking off Georgetown. While I, personally, don’t see it — its just not a good matchup — the fact of the matter is that Belmont is a very good basketball team. They push the tempo through pressure and they shoot a lot of threes. When those threes are going down, they are good enough to pick off a higher-seeded team. I hope they keep shooting lots of 3's because those will be challenged.

Let's Goooooo! I'm up baby, I'm up!

One Team, One Family, One Goal



Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tough road loss for the Hoyas in Big East regular season finale 83-69

Keep Your Head To The Sky Hoyas!
Earth, Wind & Fire

It was a race to the finish line. Marquette came out with great insensity on their senior day and took the 89-63 win. A tough loss for the ole blue and gray today on the road. Although the Hoyas fought back and hung around Marquette would match the Hoyas bucket for bucket. The Hoyas missed lots of free throws throughout the game, crucial ones at times.

 The turnovers at crucial times didn't help matters either.The Golden Eagles outscored the Hoyas 24-8 in points off turnovers. "A lot of it led from poor decisions on offense which then led to transition baskets for them or fouls in transition, which happened a lot," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. "I don't think our transition defense was where it has to be.

Senior Jason Clark had this say about the game: He blamed the loss primarily on the Hoyas' bad decisions on offense.
"They are a good transition team and they were able to get out and run and score baskets," he said.

Thinking about it in a positive way, this game reminds me of the China brawl. How? I don't know it just does. Anytime anything negative happens to me I try to think of positive things/ways to get over the hump and move on, so I guess this is no different for me. 

The Hoyas used the China brawl to motivate them in so many ways, and we've seen this all season long in great wins for the Hoyas. This loss is no different. So this tough loss for the Hoyas can be used as big time motivation for them to win the Big East Tournament in the World's Greatest Arena - Madison Square Garden. 

The post-season is is where the chemistry and team bond plays a "huge" part in going the distance for tourney championship.. The "sense of urgency" in the Hoyas now knowing the level they need to "consistently" play at coming off of one toughest losses of the season. The Hoyas ability to play in neutral places have also payed dividends for them. The free throws should worked on as we speak. 

Free throws, at this time of the year are CRUCIAL, so make no bones about with the high level these teams will be playing at it's going all boil down to winning games on the free throw line and limiting costly turnovers. Teams are gonna come out and test us especially on defensive end with the presses, but the Hoyas have to take this as a challenge and get the ball up the court and make it happen, score, make their dreams a reality. 

We are behind our mighty Hoyas and have been all season. We won't stop now Hoyanation, we won't stop now, so let's keep on singing Let's Go Hoyas, let's go Hoyas, let's go Hoyas! It's tourney time! Big East Tourney time, so let's get it done Hoyanation one game at a time. 

I always say the harder somebody beats you can only make you better if you accept it, stay positive and move on. Dreams are made from comebacks!