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Basketball Books & Vaults Item Number:0794828132

$49.95
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“We Are Georgetown!” Basketball has deep roots at Georgetown University. John Thompson, Patrick Ewing, Eric Floyd, Reggie Williams, Allen Iverson, Othella Harrington, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo are household names to modern-day Hoyas fans. But had Maurice Joyce, the old Carroll Institute’s physical education director, not had a face-to-face meeting with James Naismith, the seeds may have been planted much later. In the Georgetown® University Basketball Vault™: The History of the Hoyas® you will find out how Joyce’s persistence and the exploits of such early stars as Fred Fees, Andy Kostecka and John Mahnken laid the groundwork for the modern era that has made Georgetown one of college basketball’s most recognizable names. Author John Reagan has written about GU basketball for 30 years, and in this book, he combines behind-the-scenes tales with coverage of Georgetown’s more memorable games to present a view of Hoya basketball you won’t find anywhere else. Fans will also discover never-before-published vintage photographs, artwork and memorabilia drawn from Georgetown’s campus archives, including reproductions of old game programs, historic tickets, stickers and other amazing replicas tucked into dozens of pockets. You can examine a 1911 promotional poster, read a 1936 blurb about GU’s win over NYU that broke the Violet’s long winning streak and enjoy a card commemorating the Hoyas’ 1984 national championship. All of this and more is locked inside the Georgetown® University Basketball Vault™: The History of the Hoyas®. “Georgetown University is a place where young people grow and develop, realizing their potential in a competitive environment. … Representing that process to a global audience through a 40-minute game is daunting, but as this book demonstrates, it can be done.” —John Thompson III, Georgetown University men’s basketball head coach

 
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