Georgetown forward Kaleb Johnson drives against University of Maryland, Eastern Shore forward Tyler Jones during Georgetown's 83-57 win at Capital One Arena in Northwest on Nov. 18. (John E. De Freitas/The Washington Informer)
Georgetown forward Kaleb Johnson drives against University of Maryland, Eastern Shore forward Tyler Jones during Georgetown's 83-57 win at Capital One Arena in Northwest on Nov. 18. (John E. De Freitas/The Washington Informer)

Georgetown University recently pulled off a coup of sorts, hiring one of its most celebrated basketball players, the NBA great Patrick Ewing, 55, as the head coach for the men’s basketball team, the Hoyas.

It’s been a highly-touted homecoming for the Georgetown former great and four-year starter for the team, who with Ewing at center and John Thompson as the head coach, captured the NCAA championship trophy in 1984 — the culmination of an impressive three appearances in the title game during Ewing’s college basketball career.

And while Ewing admits that the teams they’ve played thus far haven’t been ranked among the country’s elite squads, he’s still pleased that his team remains undefeated with a 3-0 record.

Still, with wins over Mount St. Mary’s, Maryland Eastern Shore and Jacksonville, he’s already revealed a glimpse of how he plans to direct the team throughout the course of the year. We can’t wait to see how the rest of the season unfolds. Go Hoyas!

WI Guest Author

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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