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2010 Georgetown Hoyas Preview: A Look At The Team ... Through Haiku

The Georgetown Hoyas begin their 2010-11 season Friday, but what are the key issues surrounding the team? SB Nation's Georgetown blog Casual Hoya answers them in this unique preview.

I gotta be honest here, there are a TON of previews, forecasts, and predictions you can find for the upcoming Georgetown basketball season that are filled with stats, quotes and more stats from people who think they are important, and likely are. But there is only ONE preview that will be written strictly in Haiku. That is what you will find here, folks. A masterpiece from your friends at Casual Hoya, combining Japanese poetry, English symmetry, and a whole lotta DC-chillin'. First, a very special shoutout to my fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Effman for teaching me how to count syllables. 

Anyway, here are our thoughts on the big questions facing Georgetown, in haiku form.

Overcoming Demons:
Last year sucked a lot.
Despite some impressive wins.
I hate Ohio.

New Year, New Team:
Experienced team.
But no Monroe in the paint.
The guards will be key.

The Conference:
Lots of new coaches.
To fight for conference cellar.
Same teams at the top.

The Schedule:
OOC is stacked.
Team will be challenged early.
Play a lot on road.


Austin Freeman:
Big East POY.
At least in the preseason.
Can he carry team?

Chris Wright:
Full of heart and zeal.
Can he play under control?
Key to the season.

Jason Clark:
Last year in shadows.
Next year it will be his team.
Must be consistent.

Hollis Thompson:
Not sure he will start.
Likely depends on matchup.
Expect breakout year.

Julian Vaughn:
Lone big man in paint.
Sole purpose is to rebound.
Needs to stay healthy.

Some are ready now.
Others need to put in work.
The future is bright.

The Bench:
But will need to provide time.
Big East wears teams down.

The Coach:
You love your system.
And it has worked in the past.
Adapt for the guards.

The Future:
Coach, please use the bench.
Show confidence in the young.
Develop talent.

The Fans:
Tough early schedule.
To prepare for conference foes.
In Thompson we trust.

The Prediction:
Big Man U, no more.
Team will have some ups and downs.
Should make Sweet Sixteen.