I really enjoyed watching today's game. NC A&T is a good little team, and they had some size and quickness. The final margin looked close but we did a great job of keeping the game in hand from the opening tip. Although A&T could make a run, they never threatened.
I was really impressed seeing Govan in person. It seemed like he was always in position to make a play on both sides of the ball. He's tough to guard and could have an all Big East type season if he keeps going. I also liked a lot of what Derrickson can do. We have a BE caliber front court.
In terms of other things, I thought Jagan had a good day. He had some good plays in transition and looks like he's getting more comfortable, perhaps as he gets healthier. I also liked what I saw from Kaleb.
Perhaps I was also just getting into the excitement of seeing the Hoyas in person, but I also thought they could be competitive this year. I don't know what their ceiling is but I'm kinda ready to find out. Also, I was sitting across from the Hoyas bench, and Patrick Ewing will never be accused of being disengaged as a coach. He was animated the whole time, routinely shouting at the top of his lungs when players didn't do what he want. I walked away impressed and ready to see them again next Saturday.
My sentiments exactly! So There are two of us at least!
Crowd on Georgetown side of the field was actually good and the fans were engaged. Not much to cheer about until the end of the game but I have no doubt that improved performance against "name" opponents would resonate (although not quite sure how that happens). Defensive effort was very good after the first few series and passing game did begin to develop late. Momentum had swung to Georgetown's side and it did feel like the team just dug too deep of a hole and then ran out of time.
I continue to be very upset about the negativity towards Pat. Do we really think that the lead for any other former NBA player who had coached in the league for 15 years would be "Can he Coach?" If he couldn't coach would he have had a job all these years? Can he adjust to the college game-fair question. Maybe I am wrong but this strikes me as having a negative racial tone to it. Hopefully I am wrong (yes i am an old white guy)....
Don't forget Craig "big sky" Shelton. There was an article on a dream top five players in Sport magazine before he began at Georgetown. Unfortunately after a devastating knee injury he never was the same player. That level of recruit however elevated Georgetown from local regional stature to the national picture.
Hearing rumors that only 10 million allocated to the stadium with a 30% overhead to the university. Thus a budget of only 7 million or so. Very important that the community tries to stay engaged or the end results could be very disappointing.