Wednesday, November 16, 2011
It has always been a lifelong dream of mine to make a trip to Hawaii. While I have always wanted to go there on my honeymoon, perhaps that can still happen one day. In the mean time a trip to see some Georgetown Basketball, and stay in a beautiful Westin Resort is another dream come true. While I will miss the turkey on Thanksgiving, I cannot wait to walk the beaches of Maui, and Honolulu. As for the basketball I have always been very old school when it comes to early season scheduling. I would contend that it is important to have a good mix of early season contests to prepare for the season. After all, it is the post-season that is really important. I am truly intrigued by this year's freshman class especially Otto Porter and Greg Whittington. These two can really play and have a large upside. Well, I need to start packing but stay posted for some great stories!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
It seems like an eternity since the end of the Nike Pro City League aka Kenner League at McDonough Gymnasium. It is no secret that I have had severe basketball withdrawals since then. I cannot wait to see the new freshmen--Otto Porter, Jabril Trawick, Tyler Adams, Greg Whittington, and Mikael Adams. I believe this is a freshman class that will really surprise people. I really look forward to seeing the Seniors: Jason Clark and Henry Sims. They are two of the nicest young men that you will ever meet. They both are very talented and I am hoping they will have great senior years. Henry is from Baltimore, and Jason from O'Connell high school in Virginia right across the Key Bridge and up I-66. Good luck to Jason, Henry, et al. I have to see if Henry can hear the cheers from LicHoya his biggest fan!
As the Fall flies by and the basketball season starts I prepare for my trip tonight from the island of Manhattan back to the Hilltop. I am ready for a weekend of the Tombs, the Avalon, and Wisemiller's. I also look forward to seeing some of the new restaurants that will be opening up on 7th Street like Luke's Lobster and Wagamama's! Yes, Ted Leonsis must be smiling with the rebirth of the Verizon Center/Chinatown area. Indeed, I need to schedule my Chinatown meetings at Tony Cheng's! There is too much to do! I hope to see everyone at Verizon Center on Saturday. Please come by the Hoya Hoop Club Table by Section 120 to say hello. I cannot wait to see the new Hoya introductions! At 12:00 Noon on Saturday November 12th I will hear the sounds that I have been waiting to here: "Let's Play Ball!" "Hoya Saxa" will resound around the country from New York to Hawaii, and from Syracuse to Miami!
We are Georgetown!
Dr. Thomas A. Wong
Proud Member of Generation Ewing
Vice-President Hoya Hoop Club & Director of Communications