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Georgetown Hoyas

1. Ewing, Mutombo, Mourning, Iverson... Green and Hibbert? G'town used to be an NBA factory and may have a couple Association stars-in-waiting on the current roster. According to, sophomores Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert are projected to go 11th and 26th overall in 2007. Green was Big East co-rookie of the year (with Rudy Gay) and is being compared to Hawks forward Al Harrington (alright). Hibbert is 7'2" (Mutombo size but with beef!) and is likened to Greg Ostertag (ouch). Both players were named to All-Big East second team this season.

2. What Rocks, Indeed. From Wikipedia's G'town page: "The school's sports teams are called the Hoyas. Many years ago, students well-versed in the classical languages invented the mixed Greek and Latin chant of "Hoya Saxa," translating roughly as "What Rocks," in reference to both the stalwart defense of the football team and the stone wall that surrounded the campus." G'town's athletic teams used to be called Hilltoppers before writers for the school paper shortened it to Hoyas. Now you know.

3. John Thompson III May Be a Bit Underpaid. This will only be the second time since 1943 that a G'town team led by anyone other than JT3's dad has gone to the NCAA Tournament. Be that as it may, the NY Times reports that John Thompson, who resigned in '99, is the second-highest-paid employee at the university behind only the school president. He has made $400,000 each of the past two year by serving as a "presidential consultant for urban affairs," which I guess is a higher-paying gig than "head coach." - Jamie Mottram


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