- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 30, 2003

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:
IN ELITE COMPANY? That depends if Georgetown power forward Mike Sweetney returns next year for his senior season. Sweetney was 15th on Georgetown's all-time scoring list with 1,293 points heading into the game. If the 6-foot-8, 260-pound Sweetney decides to forgo June's NBA Draft, he likely would finish his Hoyas career by scoring more than 2,000 points, barring injury. Sweetney, from Oxon Hill High, would join illustrious company because only four Hoyas Sleepy Floyd (2,304), Patrick Ewing (2,184), Reggie Williams (2,117) and Alonzo Mourning (2,001) have topped the 2,000-point mark.
NOT TOO SWEET Seton Hall sophomore forward Andre Sweet, a Duke transfer, has not made the impact preseason prognosticators expected. For openers, the 6-6 Sweet doesn't start on a sub-.500 team. Sweet, who played in high school with Pirates point guard Andre Barrett at New York's Rice, is averaging 6.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 18.3 minutes a game. It goes to show that not everything Duke collects turns to gold.
SO THAT'S THE REASON Marcus Toney-El, Seton Hall's heavily hyped disappointment, is playing in pain. Toney-El a key member of Tommy Amaker's recruiting class that delivered Houston Rockets forward Eddie Griffin, Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dalembert and point guard Andre Barrett has a torn cartilage in his right wrist, the same wrist he had surgery on over the summer. Toney-El, who has averaged 6.2 points a game in his Seton Hall career, had decided to play through his injury and will be re-evaluated once the season is over.
NEW JERSEY'S FINEST Seton Hall is located in South Orange, N.J., and was named one of New Jersey Monthly's "25 Great Towns." So, did Jersey City receive any votes?
Ken Wright

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