WalterFootball.com - Detailed NFL Mock Drafts, Player Prospect Rankings, and One of the Largest Mock Draft Databases on the Web

2012-13 College Basketball Season Preview: Georgetown


Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, David Kay and Peter Christian of the The Sports Bank. Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




Georgetown Hoyas (Last Year: 24-9, 12-6 in Big East)



2012-13 Projected Depth Chart:


F/C: Nate Lubick (Jr)/Moses Ayegba (Jr)/Bradley Hayes (Fr)

F: Otto Porter (So)/Mikael Hopkins (So)/Brandon Bolden (Fr)

G/F: George Whittington (So)/Stephen Domingo (Fr)/Aaron Bowen (So)

SG: Jabril Trawick (So)/D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Fr)

PG: Markel Starks (Jr)

Gone: G-Jason Clark, C-Henry Sims, SF-Hollis Thompson




2012-13 Outlook:
The Georgetown Hoyas lose their top-three scorers from a year ago, but have some talented young players who will need to step into bigger roles this season for the team to be a player in the Big East Conference.

One player who is capable of making the leap this year is versatile, athletic forward Otto Porter. He continued to improve as last season progressed and became a major asset in almost every area of the game. Improving his outside shooting and accepting a more assertive role as Georgetown's go-to option will really allow Porter to take his game to the next level.

As is typically the case, there is no shortage of size on the Hoyas' roster. Nate Lubick is the most experienced guy in that group and will probably see the offense run through him a little more since he is a capable passer. Mikael Hopkins was used seldomly last year, but figures to see a more prominent role off the bench.

There are three other bigs who will compete for minutes inside as well. Moses Ayegba returns from an injury that cost him all of last season, while freshmen Bradley Hayes and Brandon Bolden offer even more size at 7-0 and 6-10, respectively. Tyler Adams' season is already over and possibly his career due to a heart issue.

The backcourt will rely heavily on returning starter Markel Starks and sophomore Jabril Trawick. Starks is really the only true point guard on the roster, so he must stay healthy and embrace the role as floor leader, which Jason Clark had a firm grip on last season. Trawick had a shaky freshman campaign and with an expected increase in minutes, he needs to be more reliable to score from the off-guard position.

I really like Greg Whittington and think he's ready to blossom in his sophomore year. Like Porter, Whittington is lengthy, versatile, and athletic. He can stroke it from deep, which is a nice weapon to have when you are 6-8. If Whittington can become more effective off the bounce, he and Porter could be a very intriguing one-two punch for the Hoyas.

Aaron Bowen, D'Vauntes Rivera, and Stephen Domingo, who reclassified and enrolled a year sooner than expected, will compete for playing time off the bench at the wing position. Rivera is the logical choice to play some point when Starks needs a breather. Domingo is another long, athletic, versatile wing, while Bowen's biggest strength is his outside shooting.

Because of the length in its frontcourt and on the wing, Georgetown should once again be a solid defensive team especially when it plays some 2-3 zone. The offensive production is the biggest question mark for John Thompson III. There is capable talent and Thompson has a tendency of getting his players to rise to the occasion in expanded roles.





Player to Watch: Otto Porter, F
His ability to play a couple different positions is a terrific weapon for Thompson to have. The Hoyas can play him at the four and go with a quicker, more athletic lineup. They can also play him at the three utilizing a taller, lengthier five. That is part of the reason, too, he is a potential NBA Draft lottery pick.



Key Non-Conference Games:
  • 11/9 vs. Florida (on USS Bataan)
  • 11/19 vs. UCLA (Legends Classic in Brooklyn)
  • 11/20 vs. Indiana/Georgia (Legends Classic in Brooklyn)
  • 11/30 vs. Tennessee (Big East/SEC Challenge)
  • 12/4 vs. Texas (Jimmy V Classic at MSG)

    Predicted Big East Finish: 7th


    Leave a comment

    Name
    Comment
    Verification:
    click on image to refresh it
     
    Cayden 03-07-2014 06:36 am xxx.xxx.xxx.233 (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    Much may be carried out to build up the crash-worthiness of the automobiles QuotesChimp generate. Security progress pieces has to be dealt with. Aspect-effect safety requirements ought to be updated to lessen thoracic/stomach harms and brain accidents from experience of the a pillar and from sidedoor ejection, especially in automobile-to-automobile aspect-effect accidents. Improved rollover-protection becomes necessary, using a necessity that antilock brakes be set up in each automobile to cut back roll overs. Automated inactive discipline security conditions, presently created for voyager vehicles, should really be expaned to incorporate gentle vehicles and vehicles, that have become increasingly more well-liked by the driving people. Less harms are equaled by safer automobiles. Less harms shift underwriters' numbers involving their threat of reduction. A lower-risk of reduction permits rates to be reduced by the corporations.
    Sara 01-08-2014 12:03 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.45 (total posts: 1)
    3     3

    We saw this last week because we were draeepste to get out of the house and it was ADORABLE! My husband especially loved it because he could relate to all the old video games of his youth. Super cute!
    Seat 01-07-2014 03:55 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.56 (total posts: 1)
    3     3

    My daughter suegsgted me to read it this morning and i did during my lunch break. AND it was a wonderful book. She read it at least 4 times now. I really enjoyed it. I shall thank you and my daughter. Thank you very much for the lovely note for her birthday.
    DjJulliano 01-07-2014 03:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx9.25 (total posts: 1)
    4     3

    > Valid or no, the snickering and wikcarcesing about the comments from Fedor's management have been regurgitated to death at pretty much every MMA forum on the Internet for going on two weeks now. And people still think it's witty and novel. Yet this doesn't hold true for Dana White-bashing, So you'll forgive me if I pay it no mind.
    Facundo 01-07-2014 08:56 am xxx.xxx.xxx.251 (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    shredding is not in my bag of usual tricks but I can deinlitefy see the benefits in this lesson as it easily adapts to many different genre and styles of guitar playing. And as far as the comments on there being a lack of soul in his playing run? scales and spider exercises for 10 minutes and then show off that purdy mouth
    Bertha 01-05-2014 06:18 am xxx.xxx.xxx.148 (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    We've ariverd at the end of the line and I have what I need!
    Sheila 01-05-2014 06:04 am xxx.xxx.xxx41.5 (total posts: 1)
    3     2

    Love your work, Admin, but why aren't you posting signle Daniele sets? She's sooo pretty and sooo hot and sooo lovely and you get the idea, right? Thanks.
    Thiago 01-04-2014 06:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.222 (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    This is the kind of writing I like to see olnine. I appreciate good grammar and properly researched information. I also like the main points made by this writer. Thank you for your conscientious writing.
    Jorge 01-04-2014 07:19 am xxx.xxx.xxx8.99 (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    Jana / Five snippets. 50% of the CD, and I am aleardy amazed at the beauty of what we have heard! Saying thanks just isn't enough!What a lovely gift of music for the fans! David is just the best, nobody else like him out there.
    Jennifer 01-03-2014 09:25 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.210 (total posts: 1)
    2     3

    alsoknownasallenkeys / Why do people alyaws complain about reviews being too low? If their all too low then relatively they are correct. Technically 10 is perfect and 5 should be average so 7/10 is a good score. The game has good aspects but is a bit boring and doesn't have anything special about it just a few old ideas shoved together. 7 out of 10 is as high as it can get for a game like this or every single games that isn't rubbish will be getting 8 s or above
    Nicola 01-03-2014 12:26 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.12 (total posts: 8)
    2     3

    Deleted and banned
    Willians 01-03-2014 10:43 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.12 (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    Deleted and banned
    Ahmet 01-03-2014 06:11 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.12 (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    This game was pretty hyped when they ancnouned a reboot to deus ex last year and any game that is released on a multiplatform makes loads of profit, so personally i think this game had good reception, i actually know a lot of people who purchased it because of its longevity. Besides its a good change of pace considering most games are all about constant action, weak story lines, and 6 hours worth of gameplay, give or take.
    Tish 01-03-2014 04:30 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.12 (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    Smdc-kaab what I was looking for-ty!
    Abimanyu 01-03-2014 01:03 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.73 (total posts: 2)
    2     2

    That's my problem as well. I dont want to play minmagies, i want to play an assassin. And my opinion is that they raped the game with so much extra content like investment, bombcrafting, sending assassins to missions, den fights, that on the one hand made other revelant things look smaller, and on the other hand pulls me out of the magic, the environment creates . I miss horses for faster travel, and I find it pretty annoying that now every soldier has rifles and grenades.







    Fantasy Football Rankings - July 24


    2016 NFL Mock Draft - July 24


    2015 NFL Mock Draft - July 23


    2015 NBA Mock Draft - July 1


    NFL Free Agents


    NFL Picks - Feb. 2





  • © 1999-2014 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
    Privacy Policy
    2 5 9
    Google

















    WalterFootball.com Now on Twitter:

    WalterFootball.com Twitter

    Subscribe to the WalterFootball.com RSS Feed:

    Walterfootball.com RSS Feed






















































    Support Walt's Other Site:

    Sales Tips and Sales Advice - Tons of sales tips, sales techniques and sales advice, including a Sales Mock Draft: The 32 Worst Things You Can Do in Sales.