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Topic - Henry Sims
After a two-month stretch between victories, the Philadelphia 76ers celebrated for the second time in less than a week.
Henry Sims can see the growth and he's not referring to the stack of losses.
The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired center Spencer Hawes from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Earl Clark, center Henry Sims and two second-round draft picks.
In this year of transition for Georgetown, coach John Thompson III has stressed that everyone on the roster is still learning their way, tasked with making sense of new positions, greater responsibilities and increased pressures to perform.
Georgetown graduate Henry Sims stood in the dimly lit Verizon Center hallway a couple of hundred feet from his old locker room. He's lived in the Washington-Baltimore area all his life, and when the NBA draft concludes Thursday night, he hopes it stays that way.
There was minimal interest from major programs in Greg Whittington 24 months ago, if that.
Jason Clark and Henry Sims shook hands Friday afternoon, another piece of business in Georgetown's season complete.
Majoring in English has taught Henry Sims the value of rewriting, so the Georgetown senior appreciates what has occurred in his final season of basketball with the Hoyas.
An overview of Georgetown as it heads into the NCAA tournament as a No. 3 seed.
Minutes slipped away without mention of Georgetown on the sprawling television blaring the NCAA tournament selection show inside the Leo O'Donovan Dining Hall. So, Jason Clark leaned over to Henry Sims.
As the horn roared, the basketball bounced harmlessly off the back of the rim, Georgetown supporters in courtside seats and bespoke suits groaned and the hand-written "Simsanity" sign high in the stands at Madison Square Garden disappeared.
Senior Night at Verizon Center provided another glimpse of Georgetown's bright future. Freshman Greg Whittington led all scorers Monday with a career-high 15 points, and freshman Otto Porter snared a team-high 10 rebounds in a 59-41 rout of Notre Dame.
Playing at home for the last time, seniors Jason Clark and Henry Sims combined for 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, and No. 11 Georgetown used its typically tough defense to beat No. 20 Notre Dame 59-41 in a key game for Big East tournament seeding.
Down 17 points in the second half to Marquette, a top-10 team in a No. 20 body, you might be excused for thinking this was the game the young Hoyas were going to lose after a remarkable run through the first half of the season.
No. 16 Georgetown led American at halftime Saturday. It sure didn't feel like it.
"We're learning to play better with each other," he said. "We're learning to make better decisions down the stretch. We're growing right now, and that's the main focus right now. The games we have left, we want to keep growing."
"My teammates were just trusting I'd make the right decision," said Sims, who was acquired from Cleveland as part of a trade deadline deal for Spencer Hawes. "A couple shots fell for me. I'm definitely proud, but I'd be more proud of a win. I just try to go out every game and it's a new day, a new season. I try not to think about it. I just focus on the next game."