Posts Tagged ‘Greg Monroe’

NBA Draft: Wizards get Wall with top pick, Hoyas’ Monroe goes to Detroit, Terps’ Vasquez to Memphis

June 24, 2010

As has been expected ever sinceWashington won the NBA Draft Lottery last month, the Wizards selected Kentucky point guard John Wall with the first selection in the draft Thursday night.

Also in the first round, former Georgetown center Greg Monroe was selected seventh by the Detroit Pistons and former Maryland point guard Greivis Vasquez was taken 28th by the Memphis Grizzlies.

Vasquez, Maryland’s second all-time leading scorer, jumped up and down when his name was called and hugged his parents. Vasquez told ESPN, “We have a great roster. Rudy Gay and O.J. Mayo…I just can’t wait to get to training camp and work hard. This means a lot to me and my country back in Venezuela.”

The only other time the Wizards had the number one pick was in 2001 when they selected Kwame Brown right out of high school, but Brown turned out to be a bust. Wall, however, is expected to be close to a sure thing. He averaged 16.6 points and 6.5 assists during his only season at Kentucky and was a Consensus First Team All-America.

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Georgetown makes it to Big East final but falls to WVU, 60-58

March 16, 2010

West Virginia Mountaineers win first Big East championship, 60-58 over Georgetown Hoyas

March 14 – Seventh-ranked West Virginia edged 22nd-ranked Georgetown 60-58 to win their first Big East tournament title last night at Madison Square Garden.

Da’Sean Butler scored 20 points and made the game winning shot with four seconds to play for West Virginia (27-6). Butler was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

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Georgetown Hoyas cruise into Big East tournament finals with 80-57 win over Marquette Golden Eagles

March 12 – Georgetown routed Marquette 80-57 in the semifinals of the Big East tournament tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Sophomore center Greg Monroe played a great all around game for the 22nd-ranked Hoyas (23-9, 10-8), scoring 23 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and dishing out seven assists.

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No. 22 Georgetown Hoyas upset No. 3 Syracuse Orange in Big East quarterfinals, 91-84

March 11 – Georgetown upset third-ranked Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, 91-84 today behind 27 points from junior point guard Chris Wright.

Junior guard Austin Freeman added 18, sophomore guard Jason Clark chipped in 17, and sophomore center Greg Monroe had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Georgetown (22-9, 10-8).

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Georgetown Hoyas defeat Louisville Cardinals, 70-60

February 25, 2010

The 11th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas broke a two-game losing streak and defeated the Louisville Cardinals 70-60 tonight at Freedom Hall in Louisville.

Junior guard Austin Freeman led Georgetown (19-7, 9-6) with 29 points, including 24 in the second half. Freeman shot five for six from beyond the three-point arc. Sophomore center Greg Monroe added 16 points, 14 rebounds and five assists for the Hoyas.

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Hot Georgetown Hoyas roll over No. 2 Villanova Wildcats in snowy D.C., 103-90

February 6, 2010

There was a snowstorm outside but a whirlwind inside the Verizon Center as the eighth-ranked Georgetown Hoyas ran past the second-ranked Villanova Wildcats today, 103-90.

Austin Freeman led the Hoyas (17-5, 7-4) with 25 points and Jason Clark scored 24 and shot six for seven from three-point range as Georgetown topped the 100-point mark for the first time this season. Greg Monroe added 19 for the Hoyas.

Georgetown ran out to a 50-31 halftime lead. The Wildcats scored 59 points in the second half but never cut the deficit to single digits.

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