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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Musing From Wilbon & Mr. Tony

It's kind of a slow day for Georgetown Hoyas' news. I probably should be blogging about the Hoyas' game this Saturday against the 'Neers in Morgantown, but I'm not feeling up to it yet (for the time being I'm just going to say that I think it'll be a tight game). The best thing I've been able to find is this video of Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon from over at It actually doesn't have that much info about the Hoyas. The discussion of the Hoyas only arises during a discussion of the Terps big win against UNC. And there is really only one point of interest: the fact that both Wilbon and Kornheiser agree that Georgetown has the talent to win the National Championship this year. That probably isn't a shocker to the Hoya Faithful who visit this blog...but affirmation is always nice.


Dan said...

Seth Davis mentions Summers in his midseason recap today:

X Factors

DaJuan Summers, 6-8 sophomore forward, Georgetown

A versatile athlete, Summers is the Hoyas' second-leading scorer (11.0 ppg), but he has pulled a few disappearing acts in Big East play -- scoring six points at DePaul, five points against Syracuse and zero in the loss at Pitt.

Jester of Magellan said...

Good catch, Dan. I saw that over at, but hadn't gotten around to posting about it.

I definitely think Seth is on to something. I've been saying since the before the season started that DaJuan was going to be the key this year. In my mind, he was the natural successor to Jeff Green. I've backed off that theory a little bit as of late because Freeman has come on so strong and because Jessie Sapp has shown such great improvement this year. Accordingly, DaJuan doesn't have to carry as much of the load himself. Still, we are a much more potent team when he's on -- especially when he's aggressive on the glass. Though we don't need to rely on Summers as much as I thought we would, I do think that consistent play from him is going to be the key to a deep run in March. He can't disappear like he did against UNC during last year's Final Four match up.