Firstly, the season is about to get underway. The countdown now down to hours.and my team is playing on a naval vessel in the City of Jacksonville in a classic. I'm hyped and revved up to go! The moment I've been waiting, and I know you have as well Hoyanation. Veterans day weekend. Big Time Salute! The game! Hoyas vs. Gators!
Two college basketball teams going toe to toe both teams first game of the season. I'm sure the Hoyas will be well prepared to complete the task at hand against the Gators. Fans focused & ready to support our Hoyas. lift them back up, so at the end of the game interviews players can say, "our fans really lifted us up when we were down, yes that was key, "our fans!"
Great things like this makes you love the Georgetown hoops program: "For these kids to get the opportunity to come here and meet the sailors and the Marines that are on the Bataan," said Thompson, "most of them, if not all of them, would never get this opportunity. Georgetown is a learning institute; that's part of our job."
Get On Up - James Brown
After serving almost 5 years in the Navy (2 years at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida) I feel proud for my favorite college basketball team the Georgetown Hoyas to be representing the U.S. Navy. The Hoyas are playing in the Navy Marine Corps Classic aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Battan LHD 5.The ship is docked at the Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida. It will be a very historic night for the school and basketball program. A great learning experience for the players and staff.
Some photo's from Facebook members of the basketball team took on deck of the USS Bataan LHD 5.
My ship, and aircraft super carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aka "IKE"
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