- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 23, 2002

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:
SIT THIS ONE OUT: Georgetown freshman forward Amadou Kilkenny-Diaw will be redshirted this season. The 6-foot-8 Kilkenny-Diaw, who is a special assistant for affirmative action policies to university president John J. DeGioia, is allowed to practice with the Hoyas but cannot play in any games this season. Kilkenny-Diaw, a National Merit Scholar from the District's St. Albans School, is a walk-on.
"He's allowed to basically warm up that's the rule but he can't play," coach Craig Esherick said.
HE HAS A RING: Grambling State coach Larry Wright was the starting point guard on the 1978 Washington Bullets NBA championship team. In 1980, the Bullets traded Wright to the Detroit Pistons. Wright left the NBA after the 1982 season and played in Italy, where he was named the best player in Europe in 1983-84. Wright played in Italy through the 1985-86 season.
Entering his fourth season at the Louisiana school, Wright has an 18-67 record. Despite his team's consistent losing, he is brutally honest about why his Tigers scheduled Georgetown.
"We play big schools such as Georgetown, Saint Louis, or TCU so we can expose our players to Division I basketball," he said. "We have to play teams so we can get financing in order to look like a Division I basketball program."
THE GRIDIRON CALLS: Trenton Hillier, a senior reserve point guard and wide receiver on the Hoyas football team, did not dress because of the final football game of his career today at Towson.
"I'm not going to dress him because I don't want the football coach [Bob Benson] to be mad at me if he gets hurt," Esherick said.
Ken Wright

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