What School Would Have The Greatest Starting Five of All Time?
Mutombo was only the second Hoya ever to rack up a triple double, recording 32 points, 21 rebounds and 11 blocks. He would set an NCAA record with 12 blocks in a game, collecting 75 blocks total his freshman year. Mutombo would finish his career third in all time blocks and collected a block every six and a half minutes when he was on the court during his career.
Mourning’s tenure at Georgetown had the school reclaiming the “big man school” title. With Mourning and Mutombo in the front court, most teams weren’t ready for the wingspan and strength that these two presented. Mourning would record his second college triple double on opening night of 1992. In that season alone, Mourning scored double digits in every single game and had double digit rebounds in 22 of the 30 games.
Ewing was one of the first college players to play on the varsity team as a freshman. In the 1983–84 season, Ewing led Georgetown to the NCAA title with a win over the University of Houston. Georgetown reached the championship game of the NCAA tournament three out of four years while Ewing attended the school and was a first-team All-American.
Allen Iverson was the first player under Coach Thompson to leave Georgetown early for the NBA. AI set the school record for career scoring average at 22.9 points per game and although he is known for his crossover, he played some of the most physical, lockdown defense in college. He won Big East Defensive Player of the Year awards both years he played at Georgetown.
At Georgetown, Floyd was a beast all four years he played, leading the team in scoring from 1979-82. Floyd was named an All-Big East selection from 1980-82, and an All-America in ’81 and ’82. He was Georgetown’s leading scorer every year he attended and still holds the Georgetown record for Career Points at 2,304. A record that has stood strong for 23 years.