Midnight Madness Includes Both Ewings, Other Alumni
October 17, 2011 – Patrick Ewing Jr. (C’08) had his New Orleans Hornets jersey unveiled on the jersey wall of McDonough Arena during Georgetown’s Midnight Madness celebration Oct. 14.
Ewing Jr., joined by his mother and father, Hoya-great Patrick Ewing (C’85), the unveiling marked the first father-son duo to adorn the jersey wall.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball squads welcomed back a number of alumni and students and boosters packed the stands.
Head Coach Dance
Current and former men's basketball team members had a dunk contest with freshman Jabril Trawick (C’15) and Ewing Jr. in the finals with Trawick eventually taking the title. The judges included former players Jeff Green, Jerome Williams (C’96) and Roy Hibbert (C’08).
Before the introduction of the men's team, a large contingent of former Hoyas was recognized including current-NBA players Green, Ewing Jr., Hibbert and Greg Monroe (C’12). The final introduction was for men's basketball athletic trainer Lorry Michel, who has been a part of the Georgetown family for 30 years.
The last two current players to visit the floor were seniors Henry Sims (C’12) and Jason Clark (C’12). They were followed by Head Coach John Thompson III, who came out dancing to Marvin Gaye.
Women’s Sweet 16
The women's basketball team was introduced one-by-one, capped off by the introduction of Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy, who led the crowd in a chant of Hoya Saxa. She also unveiled the Sweet 16 banner on the south wall of the arena in honor of last season's accomplishment in the NCAA women’s tournament.
Williams-Flournoy’s Hoyas squad – led by guard Sugar Rodgers (C’13) – fell to Big East rival Connecticut in the regional semifinals of the NCAA women’s tournament, 68-63, on March 27. Music, Shooting Stars
The Hoya Shooting Stars Contest took place with a mix of former players, current players and students from the crowd.
The former players served as captains for four teams and included Hibbert, Monica McNutt (C’11), Monroe and Mark Tillmon (C’90).
A game of musical chairs was also staged among students from the crowd and fans were treated to performances from the Georgetown University Step Team, the Hoya Drum Line, GU Jawani and Groove Theory.
The Jack the Bulldog mascot also made an appearance, reminding fans that the men's team would be playing in the EA Sports Maui Invitational by coming onto the floor with a custom-made Georgetown surfboard.
Students also were introduced to the new slogan for the We Are Georgetown T-shirt: Guarding the Tradition, Building a Legacy.
The evening concluded as Clark and his teammates led the crowd in the rallying cry of "We Are ... Georgetown."