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Georgetown Hoyas Predictions: 2010 CBB Future Lines

#10 Georgetown Hoyas Predictions: 2010/2011 NCAA Future Lines

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NCAA Basketball – Georgetown Preview

Key players added – Nate Lubick, Markel Starks, Moses Abraham
Key players lost – Greg Monroe

For the first time in several seasons the Hoyas will be a more guard oriented team, as it is hard to fill the big shoes of C Greg Monroe. Monroe was a NBA lottery pick, led Georgetown in rebounding, was 2nd in scoring and was one of the best, if not THE best, passing big men in the country. However, The Hoyas return 5 of their 6 returning scorers, as Georgetown is an experienced bunch.

Georgetown has been a school that has been known for sending big men to the NBA, but even after their departure they keep winning. When speaking about the issue head coach John Thompson III stated, “I’ve never looked at it as: ‘How are we going to replace Patrick Ewing Jr.? How are we going to replace Roy Hibbert? How are we going to replace Jon Wallace?’ It’s: ‘Okay, this is who we have. How is this group going to win?”

With Monroe off to greener pastures in the NBA the Hoyas will count on PF Julian Vaughn (7.4 ppg 4.4 rpg last season) and F Jerrelle Benimon (1.4 ppg 2 rpg) to man the inside. To help them out freshman Nate Lubick is their best recruit and may start right away. Moses Ayegba is a big body, but raw and will likely not see much playing time. Vaughn bulked up in the off-season to the tune of 15 pounds and worked out with another ex-Georgetown big man Roy Hibbert in the summer. So the Hoyas will have size, but the big question is will they have inside production like they are used to getting?

The Hoyas may have the best backcourt in the Big East with the returning players of Chris Wright (15.2 ppg last season), Austin Freeman (16.5 ppg) and Jason Clark (10.5 ppg). These 3 are not only solid on offense, but they are each great defensive guards, which will force opposing backcourts into many turnovers. Freeman led the Hoyas in scoring last season and big things are expected from him again, as he was names to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 watch list and is one of the leading candidates for Big East Player of the Year.

F Hollis Thompson (4.8 ppg 2.4 rpg last season) is a 6’7” swing forward and after a solid freshmen campaign he will get more playing time this season. He will be counted on to score and help on the boards.
The Hoyas are a deep team that can go big or small depending on the opponent. Their D is solid, but with the Princeton style offense they use they will miss Monroe’s passing, big time.

The Hoyas play a so-so pre-conference schedule, as they have a few cream puffs and the 3 pre-season top 25 teams they face in #15 Missouri, #22 Temple, and #19 Memphis are all on the road. They will have their hands full in Big East play with 2 teams ranked in the top 10 in Pitt and Villanova and 13th ranked Syracuse.

Surprising stat: Last season the Hoyas ranked dead last in the Big East in offensive rebounds even with Monroe in the paint.
Strengths: guard play, experience, depth, and defense
Weaknesses: experienced big men and offensive rebounding
Big Dance? Likely, but not a lock
Georgetown Win total prediction for 2010-11 : Georgetown has a great backcourt, but they will need some production from the interior both scoring and rebounding. If they get that they may be better than last season’s team that won 23 games.

I think they will be a good team, but they will not win the Big East and like the last few Georgetown squads they will win some games they shouldn’t and lose some games they shouldn’t.

I see them winning around 23 games again, but it may be more if they get good inside play.

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  1. K N Johnson says:

    The last in offensive rebounds does not surprise me. I saw it all last season, the Hoyas were taking one shot and backing back down court to play defense. Knowing that someone is backing you up on the offensive glass instills confidence in shooting. One offensive rebound is worth two defensive rebounds. Every championship team I’ve ever seen was a good offensive rebounding team. J T 2 always had good to excellent offensive rebounding teams that played frantic defense. I haven’t seen those components in J T 3 teams since Jeff Green departed. The defenses have been good enough to win but Georgetown will have to go to the offensive glass this season to be a contender.

  2. Jason Green says:

    Yeah Johnson, I totally agree a team that gives up the offensive boards just aint gonna win. However, with the new F stepping up that may change, but that remains to be seen. The Hoyas could not go far with Monroe and without him I do not see a deep run in the Big Dance

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