Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
The day that most of us have been waiting for from the Georgetown Hoyas basketball program has come, the annual media day. The day we find out what Coach Patrick Ewing has up his sleeve to tell us about before the start of the season November 8th.
What we found out is Ewing was a little reluctant to speak about the chemistry of the team and what they could do to be a lot more competitive than last season. A few questions were asked about the failures of last season and how they could be avoided again, Ewing sort of laughed that one off and offered “You can’t really forget about it, but some of these guys weren’t even in this locker room last year.”
Ewing again stressed that this team has improved in the talent department (while downplaying the implication that last year lacked talent). Just as he stated at Big East Media Day, Ewing offered again today that Brandon Murray and Qudus Wahab will be key pieces.
Wahab, who left the program and transferred to Maryland decided to come back after his time at Maryland wasn’t working out and his playing minutes dwindled.
The Hoyas will have to start the season with a little bit of bad news as Ewing also announced that Dante Harris is not with the team for personal reasons. He gave no timetable as to when he could expect Harris to be in the line-up, but did say he will take as much time as possible before we will discuss any time line.
The Hoyas open their season on November 8th against Coppin State. Ewing mentioned that they were a good team and that we are a new team.. what does that equate to at this point? Hopefully not another early season loss.