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Jonathan Wallace on His Bigs, and Other Stuff

Jeez, I hesitate to post anything now, lest angry Georgetown fans again pick on me for being 6 feet tall and a tad over 170. (Note to Hoya fans; not too many fat vegetarians. Some, I suppose, but not too many.)

Let me think, basketball, basketball,'s this?

Jonathan Wallace on how to keep his bigs happy: "It's going to be a tough job. Our offense is one that keeps the ball moving a lot and is real active. And those guys put themselves in a lot of good situations to be productive with the ball, and it's my job to get the ball to them. Those guys are some of the most unselfish guys I've ever played with in my life. Those guys are so concerned about getting everybody else open to do their things. Wherever, and by any means we can get scoring, we'll take it."

Roy Hibbert on sharing the wealth: "Well, with our offense, everything is distributed [with] good passing and good screens, so that's really what we focus on with our offense. So it's not to say I'm going to touch the ball all the time; it's to make sure that we get the right shots, setting screens and getting the right shots. It's hard for other teams to guard, but as long as we keep doing what we're doing, we're fine. As long as we win, I'm fine with it."

Roy Hibbert on his two remaining years of eligibility: "Oh, I'll be here for two more years. I have no doubt about that."

Jeff Green on his two remaining years of eligibility: "I've been talking to my dad and I want to get a degree. People in my family haven't gotten the opportunity that I have, so I want to take advantage of that and get myself a degree, so I think I'm going to stay all four years....You know, after basketball, what else am I going to have? So me getting a degree is a big part of my future."

Tyler Crawford on JTIII: "Me and Jeff always call him the smoothest guy on the team, because he has a smooth swagger about himself. Dresses great. He takes time to get dressed, you know what I mean?"

Is he the best-dressed coach in the Big East? "Definitely, definitely. Hands-down, he's my favorite dresser. I like the stuff he puts together."

Kenny Izzo, who do you think is the league's best-dressed coach? Has to be Coach Thompson, right? I was gonna say Jay Wright, but he gets enough credit, right?"

Really? I just said that because he's our coach. He's just smooth, low-profile, well-dressed, but if was going to have to seriously pick one, I guess Jay. You can tell he's making an effort to look as good as he can and outdo everyone. Coach Thompson's more focused on the game, so I'll take that in a coach any day."

Pat Ewing, your thoughts? "I think our whole coaching staff's the best-dressed coaching staff in the nation. In the nation. I think our coaching staff has got that definitely beat. You've got Coach Thompson, he always has his nice suit on with a nice tie, I like the way he dresses. But probably the best-dressed coach on our staff is Coach [Kevin] Broadus; he always has the Gucci shoes, the Prada belt, the Italian-made suit with the silk shirt. He definitely is the top-notch-dressed coach."

Roy Hibbert, what say you? "It's got to be Coach Thompson. When we're on the road, he has a lot of nice suits and sweaters and everything. The Villanova coach has a lot of nice stuff, but I'll take Coach Thompson."

Coach JTIII, your response? "Our kids know their comments about their coach help determine whether they get in the game or not. That's all I'll say about that."

Whoops. That wasn't about basketball, was it? My bad, Hoya fans, my bad.

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 12, 2006; 6:14 PM ET
Categories:  College Basketball  
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Thanks for the reports, Dan. Sorry about the rude hoyas. We don't ALL think you are fat and lazy!

Enjoy the cheese . . . :)

Seriously -- I have been glued to your blog all day. I thank you, my boss does not.

Posted by: hoyafan | October 12, 2006 6:31 PM | Report abuse

I may get roasted by my own fellow fans, but I really enjoyed the blogging. Thanks a lot and ignore the super touchy sports fans...which is to say all of us.

Posted by: SFHoya | October 12, 2006 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Dan, sounds like someone is a bit sensitive about their lifelong battle with weight??? Were you a chubby kid or something? Get stuffed into one too many lockers? Develop some stones fella.

Posted by: Mike | October 12, 2006 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Nah dude, been pretty skinny my whole life. I think it's great to be called fat and lazy. Not offended in the least.

I will say, being a vegetarian has largely saved me from accusations of being out for the media buffets...the media buffets usually aren't meant for me. So instead I sit around reading message boards.

Thanks for reading, Hoya people. Appreciate it. There will be plenty more on the Hoyas.

Posted by: SportsBog | October 12, 2006 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Great job Dan - a lot of interesting stuff -keep it coming.

Hoya Saxa

Posted by: BigMike | October 12, 2006 9:33 PM | Report abuse

great stuff, dan! thanks for your work. and our food court does suck

Posted by: hoyas rock | October 12, 2006 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Dan, thanks for the posts, and for picking McDonough for today's blog. It was great to hear that Ewing's confidence about the team extends into the fashion realm as well. And definitely excited to get things rolling tomorrow at midnight!

Posted by: Jack | October 12, 2006 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Good work, Steinberg. Hope to see the Hoyas in The Bog often this fall. Don't mind the ribbing, we're just overexcited to finally have something substantial to pick at after months of offseason.

PS: Peter at BON is all over your jock on this Vegas poll thing. Congratulations.

Posted by: AustinHoya03 | October 13, 2006 1:22 AM | Report abuse

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