November 6, 2007
Mature Summers poised for big year
November 6, 2007 - Last season, many people nationally were surprised by the play of Georgetown freshman forward DaJuan Summers, a 6-8, 235-pound, multi-skilled performer from Baltimore, Md. This, despite Summers being the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year and a Jordan Classic (All Star) Game participant before becoming a Hoya, as well as frequently being touted on the pages of HoyaReport.com as a student-athlete that would have a great impact.
To his credit, Summers blended in well with Georgetown's veteran lineup led by current NBA lottery pick Jeff Green, and present Hoya all-everything senior pivot man, Roy Hibbert. For the campaign, Summers logged 9.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1 assist per ballgame, while shooting 42.5% from the field - numbers central to Georgetown's success, that included a 30-7 record, Big East regular season and tourney titles, and an eventual trip to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four.
Individually, Summers would earn All-Big East Rookie and All-Tournament honors for his exploits. He would begin as a reserve the first game, and by the the fourth contest start, something he did for the remainder of the season.
During Georgetown's Media Day, it was clear that Summers, now a sophomore, has bounced from an ankle injury suffered last season that precluded him from summer league action.
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