« Men’s Basketball 2007-08

Roy Hibbert

School

Georgetown

Position
Center
Ht
7'2
PPG
13.4
RPG
6.4
APG
1.9
Roy Hibbert

Classroom

Majoring in government

Character

Declared himself eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft only to opt to return to school for his senior year and finish school. During the time in which he was declared for the NBA Draft, Hibbert continued to go to class. Prior to the the opening round game against Belmont of the 2007 NCAA Tournament, Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson had this to say about Roy Hibbert: “He is extremely committed, extremely dedicated and a willing player. What we show him he embraces. He has a tremendous work ethic and attitude, so he is getting better and will continue to get better.” Tagged as one of the most hard working individuals by both his high school and college coaches, Hibbert has worked with Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, and Alonzo Mourning to help ease the transition of skills and each had great things to say about his work ethic

Competition

As a sophmore, Hibbert ranked 14th in the BIG EAST in rebounding and shot 59.0 percent from the floor (148-of-251). He led his team with 54 blocks, a 1.64 per game average that ranked ninth in the BIG EAST. He also earned second team All-BIG EAST honors. His junior year, he led the team with 14 points, grabbed two rebounds, blocked two shots and had two assists in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals.