World class judo is probably not commonly associated with Yates Field House in the minds of most Georgetown students. But every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday night, Georgetown’s aspiring judokas, or judo experts, train under the watchful tutelage of James Takemori.
Coming into this season, Jessie Sapp was expected to be a major contributor on a young Hoyas squad. The senior guard, fresh off a season in which he averaged 9.7 points per game and shot 43.8 percent from the field, looked to be the team’s leader by virtue of both his veteran experience and his shooting prowess.
Coach John Thompson III’s Princeton offense is renowned for its ability to pick apart man-to-man coverage with impressive back-door cuts. Jim Boeheim’s Syracuse teams have always been devoted to zone defense, an approach which has stifled the Hoya’s inside attack in recent years.
Greg Monroe is only a freshman, but he hardly played like one against No. 2 UConn (11-1, 0-1 Big East) Monday night. It certainly didn’t look like the big man’s first Big East game as he amassed 16 points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals while outplaying one of the most imposing basketball players in the country.
When John Thompson III was named Georgetown’s head coach, the Hoyas had appeared in only one NCAA tournament in the past seven seasons. Under his leadership, the team has gone... Read more