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Monday, February 26, 2007

Just Like Old Times is sporting a column by Mark Schlabach discussing the Hoyas. The gist of the article is that the Blue and Gray is starting to recapute a lot of the spirit from its glory days. Just like in the days of yore, the Hoyas come at you with dominating big men, suffocating defense, and methodical patience and composure.

Schlabach credits a lot of Georgetown's success on Jeff Green. Hopping on the Jeff-Green bandwagon, Schlabach notes:

Every other Big East team is chasing the Hoyas with a week left in the regular season because Thompson III has a player who also would have excelled on any of his father's teams. Forward Jeff Green, a 6-foot-9 junior from Hyattsville, Md., is a throw-back player, who seemingly doesn't do anything exceptionally well and yet does everything for Georgetown.

Going into Saturday's game, Green didn't rank among the Big East's top 15 scorers. He isn't among the league leaders in rebounds, assists or steals. But when the conference hands out its hardware in a couple of weeks, Green should be the Big East player of the year. There isn't a more valuable or versatile player in the college basketball's biggest league.

As more and more people pile accolades onto Jeff, the chances of him staying for his senior year get smaller and smaller. Here's to hoping that Georgetown makes a great run in the tournament this year. Despite the stellar guards we'll be getting next year, this might be our best shot.

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