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Coach John Thompson III may have a few holes to fill, but he has gotten his hands on a few recruits who should make an immediate impact for his Hoyas. The star of the three man class is Hollis Thompson – the 6-8 small forward enrolled early at Georgetown, has been practicing with the team since January, and should be a starter from game one. Next is multi-faceted guard Vee Sanford, who gives the Hoyas some much needed depth on the perimeter, while also providing an offensive kick off the bench. Then comes Jerrelle Benimon, a 6-7, 242 pound power forward who is not expected to do much as a freshman, although he is quite versatile and could emerge as a solid contributor in a season or two.
For a freshman, Monroe shouldered much of the burden admirably last year. Finishing up with almost 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks a game, Monroe can obviously do a little of everything, and can truly dominate most opponents, especially if the other Hoyas can consistently hit their outside shots.This group has the talent to not only make the NCAA Tournament, but to stay alive for at least a couple of rounds once they get there. The key will be that when Monroe is double teamed under the basket that he finds somebody with an open look from the outside. The Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. is where it all begins, so get your Georgetown Hoya tickets today and follow them through the tough Big East season.
Georgetown is on a mission to wipe out all of the negative memories of their disappointing 2008-2009 campaign. The Hoyas have high hopes that all of the right pieces will be in place to provide the talent and depth needed to compete in the tough world of the Big East Conference on a consistent basis.
Chris Wright's lack of leadership experience may have assisted in the downfall of the Hoyas last year, but now that he is an upperclassman he is ready to become a leader of this Georgetown team. Probably the bigger obstacle is the rest of the backcourt, where Austin Freeman returns after starting 30 games last year, but after only hitting just under 31 percent of his long-range shots. Additionally, Jason Clark averaged almost 20 minutes a game off the bench and will be asked to step in and fill the empty shoes of the departed Jessie Sapp.
While Greg Monroe is the obvious star for Georgetown, somebody needs to step up and become his complimentary frontcourt partner. Nikita Mescheriakov's lack of toughness around the basket may keep him out of the starting lineup, which could provide an opening for either 6-10, 230 pound Henry Sims or 6-9, 247 pound Julian Vaughn. In a perfect world, some combination of those three would be able to handle the power forward position, while backing up Monroe in the middle. If that does not work, freshman Hollis Thompson may have to step in at the four spot, leaving depth on the perimeter as a concern for the Hoyas.