Horace Broadnax played more games than all but five men in Georgetown basketball history, all of whom were his teammates on the great NCAA teams from 1983 through 1986. The notoriety of his peers often kept Broadnax from the limelight, but it does not diminish from his efforts as a vital part of these teams.
The statewide player of the year in Florida in 1982, Broadnax turned down numerous offers to join the Hoyas. While his credentials were solid, the caliber of Georgetown's other freshmen (Michael Jackson and David Wingate) would test Broadnax's skills, so it was understandable that Broadnax would contribute off the bench. In his first three years, Broadnax performed a valuable reserve role, averaging 5.3 points a game, with 18 double figure games.
Following Bill Martin's graduation in 1985, David Wingate was moved to small forward in the lineup, opening the door for Broadnax to start alongside fellow senior Michael Jackson. It was in 1985-86 that Horace turned in some of his best games as a Hoya: 13 points in 17 minutes against Providence, 16 points against #7-ranked LSU, 15 versus Connecticut and 17 against Boston College. Broadnax finished the 1985-86 season fourth in scoring and in assists, despite averaging just over 20 minutes per game.
Broadnax's overall statistics suffer by his lack of on-court time. While Wingate and Jackson each averaged 27 or more minutes per game, Broadnax averaged only 16 minutes per game over his career, with only four games lost to foul trouble. Still, his career featured two Big East titles, four NCAA appearances, and a national championship.
"Horace may have been too much of a team player," noted John Thompson in a season recap. "If he were more concerned with personal recognition, I knew he could have had more of the spotlight."
Broadnax went on to law school after Georgetown, and serves a practicing attorney, in addition to two stints as a college basketball coach, at Bethune Cookman (1997-02) and most recently at Savannah State (2005-present) .