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Friday, January 25, 2008

Wow. Chris and Nikita Done for the Season

The Post is reporting that both Chris Wright and Nikita Mescheriakov will not play again this year. Nikita, you may have noticed, has yet to play. It appears that Nikita may be redshirted. But Wright has already played too many games to qualify for a medical redshit. That is really bad news. We could use Wright's dribble penetration and shooting. Oh well.

Hoyas' Wright Is Likely Out for Season

Wright, a three-time All-Met from St. John's, broke his right foot while playing pickup basketball in late September and had surgery, but he was cleared to play by the start of the season. He then rolled his right ankle at practice on Jan. 4, an injury that Thompson initially described as "nothing major." A week later, Wright felt discomfort in the foot. He has not been practicing, though he was dribbling and shooting the ball yesterday, which Thompson was quick to point out that Wright shouldn't be doing. The 6-foot-1 guard was averaging 6.2 points and 2.3 assists in 17.9 minutes as a reserve for the ninth-ranked Hoyas (15-2, 5-1). He is ineligible for a medical redshirt because he played in 11 games, which is more than 30 percent of Georgetown's scheduled contests.
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Thompson also said the Hoyas might redshirt freshman forward Nikita Mescheriakov. Mescheriakov, who played at St. John's-Prospect Hall, was ruled ineligible for the first 10 games of the season because he briefly played for, but was not compensated by, a professional team in his native Belarus. He has yet to play this season.

1 comment:

Italian Stallion said...

Do we know if the pickup game was a sanctioned event? Or was it Aaron Boone style?

On the bright side, this will keep both guys hungry for next year.