Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Keep playing great defense and the offense will come

Numbers - Kraftwerk

Walking over to the Verizon Center aka "phone booth," before gametime I thought, man, it's gonna be a rout tonight by our Georgetown Hoyas. It was. The Hoyas routed the Longwood University Lancers 89-53. This is something that was due and well needed by our players. I read some articles pertaining to writers saying the Hoyas cannot score against low or mid level college basketball teams. I knew this wasn't true because I know and understand the game of basketball.

The Hoyas came out with energy and great intensity. They learned how to challenge themselves and I thought this was a lesson well learned. I heard a podcast from ESPN (9:24) college basketball analyst's Seth Greenberg and Andy Katz speaking on behalf of super forward Otto Porter on how he couldn't score points in D.C. and had to score more points to be considered a first team All-American. Well well Mr. Katz just to let you know he scored 22 points last night in D.C.  Great to see our floor general junior point guard
Markel Starks (17 points) find his rhythm by letting the game come to him. Starks said,"sometimes we just gotta let the game come to us." He's right. It did.

It was good to see all our Hoyas play tonight. I always knew every player on this team has something to offer. This team can be very very dangerous. There are all kinds of things you can do with this squad. Red shirt sophomore Aaron Bowen is so electricfying when he gets into the games. He's been around for a while and he's showing more and more why he should be playing more. His intensity level is very high. He's a really scrappy player and makes nice passes. Bowen's dunks are very exciting! He's been around for a while now. I think he's wearing number 23 for a reason. Surely great to see Moses Ayegba play hard and very energetic. He was playing with a purpose. Big Mo, I call him was moving rather quickly and managed to get a two handed dunk in the game.

He's also a super rebounder and very strong. Super shooter freshman Stephen Domingo entered the game early knocking down seven points with one three pointer and playing great defense. The Hoyas had 14 steals, 25 assists (season high), but were outrebounded 30-22. The Hoyas had 11 players score in this game. 6-20 in 3 pointers (30%), but shot well from the field 36-67 @ 53.7%.

When your number is called your ready. This is the type of team the Hoyas have. Versatile. Just sub in and out. Good rotation of players. Bril, Devo, Domingo, Big Mo and AB are ready and up for the challenge. Great reserves for the Hoyas. I haven't forgotten about the rest of the team. It was just good to see all of our team on the basketball in the "phone booth."  Hoyasaxa baby!


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