Georgetown Basketball History: The Top 100
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96. Mike Hancock
AB 1982
Hometown: Washington, DC
High School: Eleanor Roosevelt HS
Position: Forward
Height: 6-7
Weight: 180
Years on Team: 1978-82
Highlights:
Career Rebounds, #54
Career Scoring, #65


Among the great players which helped Georgetown win two of the Big East conference's first three titles, the contributions of forward Mike Hancock are often lost among names like John Duren, Craig Shelton, or Eric Floyd. In retrospect, Hancock was an valuable part of four NCAA tournament teams, culminating with the 1982 national finalists.

Hancock arrived at Georgetown in 1978 with only two years of high school basketball experience and played sparingly to start, seeing time in just 14 games his freshman year. When Ed Spriggs was injured in a loss to Oral Roberts midway through the 1979-80 season, John Thompson took a gamble by starting the 6-7, 180 pound Hancock in the pivot. Hancock started the next 18 games, helped lead the Hoyas to 15 straight wins en route the Eastern Regional final vs. Iowa.

Hancock's junior year was perhaps his most productive, averaging 8.7 points per game, scoring in 30 of 31 games he played. Hancock started all 37 games his senior season, averaging 47 percent from the field. He scored a career high 20 points and seven rebounds in January 1982 versus Boston College, but his statistics trailed off by season's end as freshman Patrick Ewing began to assert himself offensively. Hancock remained a strong defensive presence to a Georgetown team which held 10 straight opponents under 50 points as the Hoyas marched to the 1982 championship game.

Hancock's statistics remain notable in school history: despite playing only 17.7 minutes per game over his career, he is 65th all time in scoring with 660 points, 54th all time in rebounding with 348.


Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

1978-79 14 0 114 12 22 54.6 14 21 66.7 24 1.7 16 5 1 5 38 2.7
1979-80 30 18 346 48 94 51.1 20 25 80.0 68 2.3 43 13 5 8 116 3.9
1980-81 31 19 780 121 249 48.6 28 46 60.9 129 4.2 86 17 14 19 270 8.7
1981-82 37 37 746 99 209 47.3 38 55 69.1 127 3.5 63 22 6 27 236 6.6

Total

112 74 1986 280 574 48.8 100 147 68.0 348 3.1 208 57 26 59 660 5.9
 
Top 25 Career Rankings By Statistic

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

Total

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Game Records Game High Game Low
Minutes Played 34 (12/12/1981) 1 (11/30/1980)
Points 20 (1/10/1982) 0 (24 games)
Field Goals Made 9 (1/10/1982) 0 (26 games)
Field Goals Attempted 19 (11/23/80) 0 (12 games)
3 Point FG Not Applicable Not Applicable
3 Point FG Attempted Not Applicable Not Applicable
Free Throws Made 7 (12/12/81) 0 (61 games)
Free Throws Attempted 10 (12/12/81) 0 (55 games)
Offensive Rebounds Not Applicable Not Applicable
Total Rebounds 10 (11/28/1980) 0 (32 games)
Assists 3 (two games) 0 (77 games)
Turnovers Not Recorded* Not Recorded*
Blocked Shots Not Recorded* Not Recorded*
Steals Not Recorded* Not Recorded*
* Individual game totals for these statistics not reflected in box scores.

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