Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The reason: Greenberg, Virginia Tech's coach, is blocking Nigel Munson from transferring to GW. I've mentioned Munson before, he's a point guard who was a big time recruit coming out of high school, didn't get a lot of playing time for the Hokies, and wanted to come back to the DC area.
Greenberg's move makes total sense, being that GW and Tech are in the same conference and all. Oh wait, we're not. This isn't the years 1996 to 2000.
The Hatchet interviews GW's AD, Jack Kvancz, who says he was "surprised" and it's the first time he's heard of a school not allowing a player to talk to a school in a difference conference.
I really don't understand Greenberg's whiny baby move here. Maybe he's upset that Wynton Witherspoon transferred from VT to GW and that his brother Wesley is interested in GW. Or maybe it's that GW beat the Hokies in last year's BB&T Classic. Maybe he's worried that VT will start to be a GW recruiting pipeline when big time recruits realize they won't be getting much playing time in Blacksburg. Or maybe he's just a little bitch.
At least GW plays VT this season. It would be a great opportunity for a road trip to Blacksburg complete with signs and heckling.
But hey coach, how about keeping your players happy so they don't transfer? Just a suggestion.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Hatchet blog is reporting a few scheduling hang-ups due to finalizing contracts. More to follow next week. Historically, the GW schedule is not released until nearly Fall. This is often the result of navigating the tricky waters of scheduling agreements and national television airtime. Credit to Thinker, Blue Seats, and Mailvan of gwhoops for helping us simpletons understand.
The following is the unofficial GW 2008 schedule of opponents to date. Will try to keep up-to-date as more information becomes available. Feel free to call attention to my egregious scheduling oversights in the comments section.
GW 2007-2008 Out of Conference Opponents
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Sat., Dec. 29
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Thu., Dec. 13
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Wed., Nov. 14
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Sun., Dec. 23
Wed., Nov. 28
Sun., Dec. 9
A10 Home & Home (means we play these teams twice)
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Dear AD's Club Members,
You are invited to participate in a focus group reception, Tuesday July 31, at 6pm in the AD's club of the Smith Center, to get your opinions and ideas on how GWear (the merchandise tables at the basketball games, and soon to be your Team Fan Shop!) can serve you better.
The GWear branch of the Licensing and Trademarks Department has enjoyed much success in the past few years, thanks in large part to your continued support buying our fan merchandise at Men's and Women's home basketball games. With the great involvement that the AD's club has with the Athletic Department, we feel it is important to get your input on our upcoming year's new line.
We hope to get feedback on some artwork designs and sample apparel items that we have for the upcoming year.
We would greatly appreciate your time and hope to have 10 members in attendance to ensure we are able to gather helpful information. Heavy hors d'oeurves and refreshments will be served.
If you can participate or have questions, please email us at email@example.com , or call us at 202-994-8383, by Friday, July 27.
Thank you in advance for your time. We look forward to hosting you on Tuesday, July 31 at 6pm.
John T. Och
Licensing and Trademark Division
Licensing and Trademark Division
Monday, July 23, 2007
If this is a real picture, I cannot imagine how the play went down. The only thing I can think of is that either the dude who is getting a face full of D or 21(Pops of GW) was very confused about where the screen was going to be set. So Pops went hard, and the other dude stopped short. I will ask Acie how it all went down, he has great baseline seats for the game.
I am not sure the pic is real. Unless they are playing without a ball (not pictured) and Pops has had his arm amputated above the wrist.
The photo is from Mavs Moneyball (which has a few other Pops shots, like on the left side) and I've got to assume it's not doctored. For one thing, they don't make a big deal about it, just saying Pops's line and that he dunked on his own teammate.
To me, it looks like this is post-dunk, and the ball is either behind Pops and the dunkee, or it bounced somewhere. And the lack of fingers on Mr. Mensah-Bonsu's right hand could either be attributed to the motion blurring it out, or that his hand might be a fist, like when you grab a rim. It looks like a lot of the shot is in motion, like #4 Acie Law IV's face and leg. I'd guess it's an average digital camera, thus the blurriness.
What do you think?
And Georgetown also has somebody on staff whose last name is Huge. That's like a "Who's On First" joke. "What's your last name?" "Huge." "Just tell me it." "It's Huge!" "I don't care how long it is, what is it!?"
Friday, July 20, 2007
However, Regis is hurt, according to somebody at GWhoops.com, which is why he hasn't been playing. Pops had an OK first game, scoring 6 and getting 8 rebounds, but 6 fouls. And he dunked over his teammate (pictured). The second game was better, scoring 15 on 7-10 shooting and 6 rebounds.
Carl has averaged 4.2 points in limited playing time, about 9.8 minutes per game. I hope he gets a chance to play.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The main news is that Josh Barr, the Post's recruiting blogger, says that Nigel Munson wants to transfer to DC area school. He got some verification of that later.
And here's a Pops slam for you.
There's also a game highlights video at the NBA's website with lots of Hall highlights.
The Wizards' TV man also had praise for Hall, saying "no question in my mind he belongs in the NBA, somewhere." However, he adds "will make a team and contribute off the bench," which sounds like he won't be on the Wizards. NBADraft.net doesn't sound as positive about him.
Mr. Hall finished the summer league with averages of 9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I found this, the box score and recap of the GW vs #9 Kentucky game in the Maui Invitational, when looking for pictures of GW star Yegor Mescheriakov. GW featured Mescheriakov and Shawnta Rogers, the 5'4" dynamo who led the nation in steals his senior season, and Antxon Iturbe got a (rare) double double this game. I think Mike King was hurt then, as he didn't play. Kentucky had Nazr Mohammmed, Jamaal Magloire, and Scott Padgett, plus Jeff Sheppard and Wayne Turner, who both had a cup of coffee in the NBA but whom I don't remember.
GW lost 70-55 on a Sir Valiant-esque shooting night from Shawnta, who went 6-17 from the floor, though he did have 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Yegor (whose brother Nikita is now on Gtown's basketball team) scored 12 and had 7 boards.
GW was 24-9 that season and made the NCAA tourney, losing to Oklahoma State, one of four A-10 teams in the tourney, plus Richmond, Charlotte, and SLU, which weren't in the A-10 at the time. Here's the full tourney.
That season, GW beat Boston College, DePaul, UPenn, #19 Maryland, and some others. The team averaged 4100 fans at home.
Also, check out the old school logo GW had back then:
Monday, July 16, 2007
More on his blog when I get a chance to read it (it's long).
Friday, July 13, 2007
It's a nice talk with Pops, and Steinberg also mentions the other GW summer leaguers.
Jess Adair did not make the final cut (see bottom of page) on the USA Pan Am squad. Its never nice to hope for injuries, but perhaps she can ask Damian Hollis where he got his voodoo doll.
TJ Thompson is off the Celtics summer league team.
Hatchet chopping away. Mr. Alberg writes about our limited home scheduling options and a few other rumors/tidbits.
Eeek, looks like this morning's milk curdled a bit.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Thanks for your interest in the story. I check out both gwhoops.com and Colonial Hoops quite frequently, and saw the post that thinker made. While I wasn't on the phone with Bower when Goldstick spoke with him, I did speak with Goldstick at length about the conversation afterwards.So there you have it. Could be Nigel Munson.
After Bower confirmed Beatty, Edwards, and Alexander, Goldstick asked about the status of Katuka and Jared Cunningham (though we now know that Cunningham won't be coming). What I've heard repeatedly is that Bower said, "THEY have paperwork," which logically implies that there is more than one recruit remaining.
GW Morning Update:
Rise and Shine, Colonials Time!
The Hatchet blog has been busy the last two days. Ms. Shapes reports that GW will be travelling to Binghamton for an OOC game next season, for reasons most likely related to Hobbs' former assistant Kevin Broadus.
Press Ad"kvancz": Mr. Alberg reports on a few tidbits, including the signing of Joseph Katuka.
Wizards Summer League. Mike Hall goes for 4/6 last night, including a couple powerful and-1s I caught between cheering the US U-19 Men's team to victory. Danilo drops 2. Box Score
Due to an injury to Darrell Arthur, Damian Hollis gets called up to the U-19 Men's Team competing in Serbia and assisted by coach Hobbs.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Good news for Carl, I hope it gives him a better chance to make an NBA roster.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Stats-wise, Pops scored 10 and collected 13 rebounds, while Oden scored 13 and collected 5 caroms, as well as 9 fouls (obviously players can get more in the summer league). And former Pops foe Josh McRoberts got 0 points in 13 minutes. Way to go, big fella!
(Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images)
Friday, July 6, 2007
Pops Mensah-Bonsu will play for the Mavs' team, Danilo (JR) Pinnock and Mike Hall will play for the Wizards, and Regis Koundjia will play for the Spurs. No sign of Carl Elliott (yet, hopefully.)
That means the leagues I'll be following will be the main Vegas league (semi-updated rosters here), which has all three teams with GW players, and the Rocky Mountain Revue, which has the Mavs.
The teams for the Summer Pro League in LA haven't been announced yet.
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Also, Bower is only aware of one other recruit for GW, Joseph Katuka, and said that the Daily Colonial reporter was mistaken that he said there were two more.
I'm following up with the Daily Colonial to see what they have to say