2011-2012 Projected Starting Lineup
PG Markel Sparks, sophomore
SG Jason Clark, senior
SF Hollis Thompson, junior
PF Nate Lubick, sophomore
C Henry Sims, senior
Key reserves: Otto Porter, freshman; Mikael Hopkins, freshman; Jabril Trawick, freshman
Georgetown has been disappointing the last few seasons. The Hoyas haven’t finished higher than eighth in the Big East the last three seasons. Also the Hoyas have been ousted early in the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons by 14th seeded Ohio and 11th-seed Virginia Commonwealth.
This year will only be more difficult for the now younger Georgetown squad. Head coach John Thompson III lost Austin Freeman, Chris Wright, and Julian Vaughn to graduation.
His top returner is senior Jason Clark. Clark should be a good three-point shooter, but his three-point percentage dropped by seven percent from sophomore to junior seasons.
Clark, along with returners Hollis Thompson and Nate Lubick , will need to up the production tremendously.
Henry Sims, who played limited in his first three seasons, will more than likely become the starting center. With the starting backcourt leaving there are huge question marks at point guard.
Sophomore Markel Starks played in 30 games as a freshman.
On a positive note Georgetown have six incoming freshman, so coach Thompson can build a strong program in the upcoming years.
The last few season have not been good down in D.C. and this year doesn’t look very promising. The Hoyas may as well look forward to the future and build the program with the six first-year players.