- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 24, 2006

Yesterday at Verizon Center

SEEN AND HEARD

Georgetown entertained four high school visitors yesterday — 2007 commitments Chris Wright and Austin Freeman and 2008 prospective recruits Devin Ebanks and Christian Morris. The Hoyas have two scholarships left for 2008. And with big men Roy Hibbert and Jeff Green set to graduate after next season, frontcourt players Ebanks and Morris are prime Georgetown targets.

Ebanks, a 6-foot-7, 185-pound small forward from Oakdale, Conn. (St. Thomas More), is listed by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 2 swingman and No. 14 overall player in his class. Morris, a 6-9, 270-pound power forward from South Kent, Conn., is listed as the No. 98 player in the class.

After watching the game on an unofficial visit, neither listed nearby Connecticut among their list of favorite schools.

Though the two aren’t considered a package deal, their current list of schools, rattled off in the following order by Ebanks, are similar: Miami, Rutgers, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Iowa, New Mexico, Georgia and Florida.

GO RIGHT, YOUNG MAN

Georgetown’s dribble-drive defense routinely was beaten yesterday by Navy guard Kaleo Kina, who could seemingly only drive to his right. Kina finished with nine points, but set up teammates by drawing help defenders and passing.

Said Thompson, after admitting he had repeatedly reminded his team of Kina’s tendency during timeouts: “I was once told that Hakeem Olajuwon only had two moves — dream shake right and dream shake left. But you couldn’t stop it. So we knew the kid was going right. He went right on all the tapes, and no one had stopped him. And he went right again. That’s what he does, and he did a very good job of doing that.”

Barker Davis

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