Freshmen Key to Georgetown’s Success?
John Thompson III enjoys going under the radar.
“You don’t need to write anything,” JT3 said after his Georgetown Hoyas won their 20th game of the season, a 63-53 victory at Providence on Saturday night.
But this is a team worthy of more ink than it has received throughout a campaign that has taken it from 10th in the Big East preseason poll to one that has risen all the way to 10th in the nation. There’s the veteran, Jason Clark. The breakout player, Henry Sims. The scorer, Hollis Thompson. But the freshmen have been as critical to this team’s success as anything else.
“They’ve been as refreshing as hell,” JT3 said. “They’re just about winning. They aren’t worried about their minutes or how many shots they get. Just how they can help the team win.”
Clark admitted this isn’t a team that will blow you away in terms of pure talent. There may not be a first-round draft pick on the entire roster, but they do it in a similar way as Syracuse: Power in numbers.
The veterans carry the load and the young kids don’t just accept their roles. They thrive in them.