August 29, 2013
Mann likely again to tour Hilltop
August 29, 2013 - At a basketball school like Georgetown, Midnight Madness holds an outsized importance in recruiting. Sure, teams with FBS caliber football generally hold the night when their basketball programs officially start practice in high regard. They also make an event out of it, thereby causing Midnight Madness or whatever the nom de jour may be to function as a recruiting tool. It's just that absent high profile football games, MM at Georgetown and other institutions not having big time football becomes even more important.
Over the years under head coach John Thompson III has used MM to his advantage, with Hoyas past and present attending, along with an impressive list of guys who chose other schools. We have examples of all three, plus another name, one of a kid that plans to attend this year.
Additionally, this article details that young guy's hoops experiences in his home crowd, and the impact his mom, a Division I basketball coach, has on his game and recruitment.
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