Hoyas Prepare for New BIG EAST Conference

The Georgetown University men's basketball team enters the 2013-14 season with veteran leadership and experienced players after a 2012-13 season that saw the team finish with a 25-7 record and win the BIG EAST Conference regular season championship.

Head Coach John Thompson III, entering his 10th season on the Hilltop, has faced that question year after year - how do you replace someone? And each year, Thompson and his team have found a way to respond, witnessed by reaching the NCAA Tournament in each of the last four seasons and seven of the last nine overall.

Georgetown will turn to its upperclassmen to lead the way this season, where senior guard Markel Starks and do-everything forward Nate Lubick return as the most experienced players on the team.

Starks will be joined in the backcourt by sophomore D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and that duo will form a guard pair that, arguably, is one of the best in the BIG EAST Conference. Two other starters from last year should be back in those spots again, with junior center Mikael Hopkins and junior guard Jabril Trawick.

returning players

Tyler Adams Tyler Adams
The son of Lonnie and Darlene Adams ... Has two younger brothers, Nelson and Fletcher ... Lists dunking nine times in one game as one of the most thrilling moments of his athletic career ... Enjoys football ... Lists his father as the most influential person in his athletic career ... Favorite player is Amare Stoudamire.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
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David Allen David Allen
The son of Mike and Melissa Allen ... Has two older brothers, Will and Luke, and an older sister, Mary ... His brother Will played at Baylor and Luke played at Arkansas ... Coached by David Pichler in high school and Steve Adams in club ... Graduated from high school with a 3.6 grade-point average ... Lists his father as the most influential person in his career ... Plans to major in business or marketing.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
41.30.00.0.500
Moses Ayegba Moses Ayegba
The son of Josephine Adikou ... Lists the day he committed to Georgetown as the most thrilling moment in his athletic career ... Enjoys soccer, pool and charity works ... Lists his mother, his uncle, coach and God as the most influential people in his athletic career ... Plans to major in economics ... Hopes to play professionally and to become an international investor.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
289.41.32.5.43.481
Aaron Bowen Aaron Bowen
The son of Tony and Aretha Bowen ... Has a brother, Tony ... Lists the education and basketball program as the reasons he chose Georgetown.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
247.01.81.2.25.375
John Caprio John Caprio
The son of Andrew and Margaret Caprio ... Has five siblings, Steven, Colleen, Tommy, Jimmy and Katie ... A recipient of the New Jersey ISAA Scholar-Athlete Award and the Monsignor Thomas J. Tuohy Award ... Also a member of the National Honor Society.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
142.30.61.0.29.500
Stephen Domingo Stephen Domingo
The son of Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Patrick Domingo ... Is an only child ... Enjoys public speaking ... Finished third in his school's freshman and sophomore speech contests ... His cousin, Jalil Anibaba, played soccer at North Carolina and is currently playing for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer ... Lists winning the gold medal with the United States U-17 team in the summer of 2012 as the most thrilling moment of his athletic career.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
205.61.00.4.45.308
Bradley Hayes Bradley Hayes
The son of Brad and Mary Hayes ... Has an older brother, Michael ... Grew nine inches in three years during school ... Enjoys drawing ... Hopes to major in psychology ... Lists Dwight Howard as his favorite player and the Denver Nuggets his favorite team.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
91.60.00.30.0.000
Mikael Hopkins Mikael Hopkins
The son of Miko Hopkins ... Born in Washington, D.C. ... Lists his mother as the most influential person in his athletic career ... Favorite player is Lebron James and team is the Miami Heat.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3220.15.92.91.3.409
Nate Lubick Nate Lubick
The son of David Lubick and Lisa Collins ... Has a brother, Eli ... Named to the Honor Roll at Saint Mark's ... Lists a buzzer-beating shot against Winchendon School as the highlight of his athletic career ... Plans to major in business.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3229.67.15.42.8.591
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera
The son of Mateo and Kelana Rivera ... Has two brothers, Mateo, Jr. and Rogelio ... His cousin, Kevin Grant, played basketball at the University of Southern Indiana ... Coached by Steve Smith at Oak Hill ... Enjoys soccer, swimming and golf ... Lists scoring 41 points in the national championship game as the most thrilling moment in his career ... Lists his family as the most influential people in his career ... Plans to major in business.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3225.58.93.01.4.404
Markel Starks Markel Starks
The son of Anthony and Rae Starks ... His brother, Renard, attended Virginia Military Institute ... Was the first Prep player to be named First Team All-Met ... Lists his parents, Dwayne Bryant and Keith Williams as the most influential people in his athletic career ... Plans to major in sociology ... Hopes to become a congressman.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3234.112.81.83.0.457
Jabril Trawick Jabril Trawick
The son of Saskia Jones and Hakeem Trawick ... Has two sisters, Bashia and Faji, and two brothers, Khalil and Hakim ... Lists his uncle, Leon Shamssid, as the most influential person in his athletic career ... Favorite athlete is Allen Iverson and team is the Philadephia 76ers.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3226.65.82.91.9.407
Greg Whittington Greg Whittington
The son of Gregory and Jana Lisa Whittington ... Has an older sister, Hana, and a younger brother, Cortez ... Favorite player is Lebron James and team is the Miami Heat ... Favorite movies include the Transformer series ... Lists the education and basketball program as the reasons he chose Georgetown.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
1335.212.17.02.0.451

2012-13 stats

Team Statistics
GU OPP
SCORING 2070 1806
Points per game 64.7 56.4
Scoring margin +8.3 -
FIELD GOALS-ATT 737-1627 623-1649
Field goal pct .453 .378
3 POINT FG-ATT 189-536 172-560
3-point FG pct .353 .307
3-pt FG made per game 5.9 5.4
FREE THROWS-ATT 407-599 388-582
Free throw pct .679 .667
F-Throws made per game 12.7 12.1
REBOUNDS 1060 1023
Rebounds per game 33.1 32.0
Rebounding margin +1.2 -
ASSISTS 474 353
Assists per game 14.8 11.0
TURNOVERS 407 454
Turnovers per game 12.7 14.2
Turnover margin +1.5 -
Assist/turnover ratio 1.2 0.8
STEALS 240 202
Steals per game 7.5 6.3
BLOCKS 123 105
Blocks per game 3.8 3.3
ATTENDANCE 185490 180532
Home games-Avg/Game 17-10911 9-13319
Neutral site-Avg/Game - 6-10110