Alonzo Saves the Day Again

By Johnny

After being entered into the Georgetown Athletics Hall of Fame, Hoya great Alonzo Mourning can now be named Miami Crossing Guard Hall of Fame.

Listen to this amazing story about #33 on Route 1 in Miami:

Crossing-guard Alonzo

Mourning’s vehicle had been sitting in traffic on the right lane, when he spotted a disabled person sitting in a motorized wheelchair along the curb. Mourning jumped out of his SUV, stood in the road and stopped traffic by raising his long arms, while the wheelchair-bound pedestrian made it to the median. Then, the seven-time NBA All-Star immediately went to the southbound lanes and raised his arms to command stunned drivers to stop. All traffic movement instantly stopped, and the wheelchair safely made it to the other side.

After making sure the citizen was safe on the other side of the road, Mourning lowered his arms and headed to his SUV to the sound of cheering fans, who recognized the 6-foot-10 temporary crossing guard.

It’s not news for Hoya fans, but Alonzo Mourning is an incredible human being.

[Image edited from a keithallison photo.]


Sign Up for Alonzo’s Hall of Fame Induction

By Johnny

We told you back in November that Alonzo Mourning would be entering the Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame this year. Well, the 20th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner is one week away, and it’s time to register for the event if you haven’t already.

It’s $100 a head, unless you’re a child or young alum, in which case it’s just $75.

The whole thing takes place next Friday, Feb. 25th in the Leavey Center, and the reception starts at 6:30 with dinner following at 7:30.

You can register here:20th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner


Alonzo Honored, Allen Wins

By Johnny

Women Fall, Alonzo Honored

By Hoya Hoops
  • The NCAA Final Four is set: Connecticut, Villanova, Michigan State, and North Carolina. Georgetown beat the two Big East teams this season, and the last time they played North Carolina was a victory as well. The Hoyas lost to Michigan State in their only meeting back in the 1986 NCAA Tournament.
  • Georgetown’s Women’s Basketball team fell to Boston College 65-56 last night, ending their postseason run in the WNIT Quarterfinals. The Lady Hoyas ended the season with a 20-14 record and will return the core of their lineup for next season.
  • Alonzo Mourning will become the first player in Miami Heat history to have his jersey retired when they hoist #33 in the rafters tonight during Miami’s game against the Orlando Magic. Patrick, Dikembe, and Big John will all be there to honor Alonzo at the halftime ceremony. After his career-ending injury last season, we talked to some Georgetown and NBA experts about his legacy, and here’s what Rich Chvotkin, Dwayne Bryant, and Dave Johnson had to say: Alonzo’s Legacy

Hoyas Drop Another

By Hoya Hoops
  • The Georgetown Hoyas traveled to New Jersey on Sunday to play Seton Hall, and they lost their third straight game. After the 65-60 loss, the Hoyas are now 3-4 in the Big East.
  • Four teams in the Top 10 lost games this week, highlighted by undefeated #1 Wake Forest’s 78-71 loss to Virginia Tech at home.
  • On Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Golden State Warriors 122-121. With 1.6 seconds on the clock, the Thunder, down by 1, inbounded the ball to Jeff Green who knocked down a jumpshot off the glass as the clock expired.
  • Last week, after considering a comeback like fellow Hoya Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning officially announced his retirement. Last year, after the injury which basically ended his career, we talked with some Mourning experts about Alonzo’s legacy.

Alonzo and Markel

By Hoya Hoops
  • Georgetown all-time great Alonzo Mourning has published his autobiography, Resilience: Faith, Focus, Triumph which will be available in bookstores tomorrow. On Wednesday, Zo will be at the Barnes and Noble on M Street signing copies of his book starting at 7:30 PM.
  • Georgetown Prep junior Markel Starks has verbally committed to the Big Hoyas. We will be trying to get in touch with his current coach, former Hoya, and friend of the site Dwayne Bryant to find out some more about the 6’1” guard.

Tombs Wins 2008 Kenner League

By Hoya Hoops
  • Yesterday afternoon, the Tombs defeated the Madness All-Stars in the Kenner League Championship with a final score of 81-65. Incoming freshman Jason Clark and Henry Sims were on the team along with returning sophomores Chris Wright and Nikita Mescheriakov. Greg Monroe was on the team earlier in the summer, but he had to return home after his summer classes finished. Over the course of the summer, Roy Hibbert also had a few appearances playing with the Tombs.
  • Over at guhoyas.com, you can find the new Hoya roster with the players’ heights, weights, and numbers. Of note is that Nikita has switched from #10 to Rivers’ old number, #5, and Greg Monroe has taken 10. Also, transfer Julian Vaughn will be wearing Tyler Crawford’s old jersey, #22.
  • With the Summer Olympics commencing this past weekend, there have been plenty of stories about past olympians. NBCOlympics.com profiled Patrick Ewing last week on his birthday, and GUHoyas.com ran a piece on Alonzo on Friday

Happy 38th to #33

By Hoya Hoops

Today is Alonzo Mourning’s 38th birthday. We talked with some knowledgeable folks a few months ago when he suffered his season ending (and possibly career ending) injury, but today we wanted to wish him well and send him many happy returns. It would be the happiest return of all if he could play in the league again, but if not he’s still a hero. There are few pros in any sport that have shown the determination, strength, and perseverance that Alonzo has shown throughout his career. If there’s any player who can make one last unlikely and remarkable comeback it’s him. Good Luck, Zo.


Alonzo’s Legacy

By Hoya Hoops

Alonzo Mourning injured his knee and fell to the court in Atlanta on Wednesday. When Miami teammate Udonis Haslem went to try and help him up, Alonzo said four words, “It’s over, it’s over.” Doctors diagnosed the injury as a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. Under many circumstances players with this injury need about three months to recover, but at 37 years old, this could be the end of the line for Zo.
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