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Ex-Hoyas guard Markel Starks works out for Wizards

Markel Starks, shown playing for Georgetown in January, had a pre-draft workout with the Wizards on Tuesday. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post) Through his high school days at Georgetown Prep and for the past four years at Georgetown, Markel Starks ’s home base for basketball ...

Georgetown’s Markel Starks is a ‘machine’ as Hoyas hold off Butler

Alex Brandon/AP - Georgetown guard Markel Starks plays all 40 minutes and finishes with a team-high 19 points and seven assists Saturday. Georgetown men’s basketball coach John Thompson III often has referred to Markel Starks as a “machine” because the senior’s stamina allows him ...

Georgetown point guard Markel Starks sticks to his plans as Hoyas take on No. 18 Kansas

Georgetown point guard Markel Starks sticks to his plans as Hoyas take on No. 18 Kansas Ricardo Arduengo/AP - Georgetown guard Markel Starks, left, drives the ball past Kansas State forward Thomas Gibson during a game in San Juan, Puerto Ric. Markel Starks was in seventh ...

Markel Starks, Georgetown say they have plenty to play for in NIT

As one of our coaches said, ‘Obviously, we’re not in the NCAA tournament, but we can still be a national champion,’ ” Georgetown’s Markel Starks said. From the day he enrolled at Georgetown, Markel Starks has practiced in the shadow of greatness, reminded of the Hoyas’ glory days ...

Georgetown beats No. 13 Creighton

Fitting, too, on senior night it was Markel Starks who practically willed the Hoyas to their second victory in three games after Creighton sliced a 16-point deficit early in the second half to five with 90 seconds remaining. Cavs’ first outright ACC title in more than 30 years leads to ...

Georgetown 77, St. John’s 60: Hoyas rout Red Storm in 100th meeting

Senior point guard Markel Starks (12 points) was the only other Hoyas player to reach double figures, but it hardly mattered given how frequently the Red Storm was misfiring from the field and foul line in the first half. “In the first half, D’Vauntes got going as he can get going, and I ...

Maryland’s Mark Turgeon coaches all-star team at Final Four

Joining Benimon in double figures was his former teammate, Georgetown point guard Markel Starks, who scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds. “That was like homecoming,” Starks said afterward. “I told Jerrelle when I found out he was coming, ‘Look man, we’re going to have fun!’ ...

NIT first round: Georgetown beats West Virginia , 77-65, at McDonough Arena; D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera...

Georgetown’s back court of Markel Starks and Smith-Rivera, who have carried the offense all season, struggled to connect from the field in the early going, while the Hoyas’ front court missed far too many from point-blank range. But the Hoyas stayed close, never trailing by more than ...

Georgetown ousted from Big East in first round by DePaul, 60-56

Senior point guard Markel Starks added 17 points but missed 12 of his 19 shots in his final Big East tournament. No other Georgetown player scored more than eight points, and the Hoyas had just five players log points in a game in which they shot 39 percent and missed 12 of 17 ...

Marquette 75, Georgetown 73: Hoyas’ late bid falls short as Starks, Smith-Rivera miss at end

Moments earlier, senior point guard Markel Starks missed a floating one-hander off the glass that would have put Georgetown in front by a point. Juan Anderson made 1 of 2 free throws to give Marquette its two-point margin and setting the stage for Smith-Rivera’s final attempt. “We ...

Georgetown hoyas sports roundup

Men’s basketball: Senior Markel Starks was named to the Big East weekly honor roll on Monday for the third time this month. Starks led the Hoyas to a 74-52 win over Xavier on Saturday at Verizon Center, the team’s fifth win in the last seven games. In two games last week...

Georgetown reverses course, eases past Xavier, 74-52

The Hoyas got a game-high 22 points from Markel Starks and 13 from Trawick, who made his first start since Jan. 8 after breaking his jaw during a 70-52 loss at Providence. The junior had been coming off the bench since re-entering the lineup Jan. 27 against Villanova, but the Hoyas’ ...

Georgetown basketball falls to Seton Hall on the road, 82-67

The Hoyas, who missed 8 of 13 from three-point range, got a team-high 20 points from D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, 13 from Markel Starks and 11 from Jabril Trawick. Trailing by nine at halftime, Georgetown scored the first six points after the break to draw within 37-34 with 17 minutes 52 ...

Georgetown basketball hopes turnaround continues vs. Butler

Georgetown basketball hopes turnaround continues vs. Butler Nate Shron/Getty Images - Markel Starks, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Georgetown have brighter NCAA tournament hopes than they did just a week ago. During his team’s recent five-game slide, Georgetown men’s basketball Coach John ...

Georgetown men’s basketball has another short turnaround before playing DePaul

“It’s a relief to finally get a win,” said Hoyas senior point guard Markel Starks, who scored a game-high 16 points with four assists against the Spartans. Two Saturdays ago, Georgetown played No. 20 Creighton in Omaha at 8 p.m. Eastern time before flying back to the District and ...

Georgetown men’s basketball is edged by Villanova for fifth straight defeat

The Hoyas (11-8, 3-5 Big East) lost for the sixth time in seven games and for the seventh in 11, although senior Markel Starks scored a game-high 20 points to become the 44th player in team history to reach 1,000. The point guard added five assists but also committed a game-high five of ...

Georgetown vs. Creighton: Bluejays send Hoyas to fourth straight loss

“Tough day at the office,” Georgetown guard Markel Starks said. A record crowd for a Creighton basketball game witnessed McDermott, a two-time first-team all-American, score 14 points, his second-fewest this season. Four other Bluejays reached double figures, however, including senior ...

Georgetown Hoyas search for answers as unfamiliar lineups contribute to losses

We can and we fill figure it out, but we have to adjust everything that we do.” That includes leaning more heavily on reserves not accustomed to playing extended minutes and asking starters such as senior guard Markel Starks and sophomore guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who leads ...

Georgetown Beats No. 13 Creighton 75-63

Markel Starks added 17 points and a career-best 11 assists, and Jabril Trawick had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Hoyas (17-12, 8-9 Big East), who shot 54 percent and advanced their cause as a bubble team for the NCAA tournament. They also still have a chance to be one of the six ...

No. 9 Villanova Tops Georgetown 65-60

Markel Starks scored 20 points for the short-handed Hoyas (11-9, 3-6), whose roster underwent two more changes before the game. Georgetown has its longest losing streak since 2011 and has dropped three straight at home for the first time since 2009. The game included 34 turnovers, 41 ...

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