History & Tradition: Team Jerseys Through the Years

Blue, gray...and then some.

The story of the Georgetown basketball jersey is a long and sometimes winding one.

In the early days of the sport, elaborate jerseys were not needed, and usually centered around color--in Georgetown's case, an all-blue jersey top. A handful of Georgetown teams added a "G" to the front of the uniform between 1919 and 1923, but the monochrome color was seen in yearbook photos across most sports through 1927.

The first basketball jerseys to use the Georgetown name across it date to 1928, with numbers following in the 1933-34 season.


Home: White
Away: Navy blue
This style was the first to carry the name "Georgetown" on the jersey and apparently the first to feature a home and away color.

Home: Maurice McCarthy '30
Away: Don Dutton '30 


Home: White
Away: Navy blue
This style was the first to carry numbers by player, though not until 1933. The first group (1933-34) used numbers under 30, the second (1934-39) from 50 to 85, and the third (1939-42) a mixture of numbers from 6 to 60.

Home: Francis Daly '40
Away: Don Martin '42


Home: White
Away: Navy blue
These jerseys were worn with the 1942-43 NCAA Final Four team and continued through 1947-48. Jersey numbers were from numbers 3 through 17 only.

Home: Henry Hyde '47
Away: Billy Hassett '45 


Home: White
Away: Navy blue

Various archival photos indicate that two different styles were worn simultaneously by Georgetown teams through much of the late 1940's and 1950's. It appears that a modified design was used as replacement jerseys even as other ones were still in use.

Top row:
Home: Matt White '57 and Dale Smith '57
Second row:
Away: Tony Durmowicz '52 and Bill Bolger '53


Home: White
Away: Navy blue
This style is best remembered as the uniforms of coach Tom O'Keefe's era (1960-66), which included different jersey numbers for home and away games (even numbers at home, odd numbers on the road)

Home: Ed Lopata '63
Away: Brian Sheehan '61  

1966-68, 1972-73

Home: White
Away: Navy blue
Introduced at the onset of the Jack Magee era, these uniforms featured a larger "Georgetown" across the jersey, and a looser fit from the uniforms of the past.

The uniforms were also worn in John Thompson's first year as head coach in 1972-73.

Home: Mark Gallagher '76
Away: Dennis Cesar '68


Home: White
Away: Navy blue
An unusual jersey design popularized by Marquette in the late 60's, these were the first Georgetown uniforms since the 1920's that did not have the school's name on it, only a blue and gray stripe down the player's right side, and a stylized "GU" on the shorts.

Home: Mike Laska '70
Away: Don Weber '71 


Home: White
Away: Light blue
New jerseys arrived for coach Thompson's teams in 1973. These were the first of three jersey styles that moved Georgetown from a Navy or dark blue road jersey into its "Carolina blue" color scheme of the mid-70's and early 80's.

Home: Greg Brooks '76
Away: Jon Smith '76  


Home: White
Away: Medium blue
These jerseys were introduced in the fall of 1975 seen in three seasons during the ECAC-South era.

The jerseys were the last of its kind that did not feature a player's name on the back of the jersey.

Home: Mike MacDermott '77
Away: Steve Martin '79  


Home: White
Away: Medium blue
Introduced a year before Georgetown's move to the Big East conference, the jerseys connote the classic look of the Big East championship teams of 1980 and 1982.

Home: Tom Scates '79
Away: Mike Hancock '82 


Home: Gray
Away: Navy blue
A new look came suddenly in 1982.As fans pushed to return the traditional blue and gray, Nike maintained the Georgetown style and lettering but introduced a new look-- the classic all-gray jersey, with a Navy blue on the road.

Home: Clifton Dairsow '87
Away: Horace Broadnax '86 

Jan.-Apr. 1985

Home: Medium gray
Away: Royal blue
The first mid-season jersey change arrived in January 1985--a completely different look, similar to uniforms at Minnesota and Washington. This jersey was used through the end of the 1984-85 season and not seen thereafter.

Home: David Wingate '86
Away: Kevin Floyd '88  


Home: Gray
Away: Navy blue
For the first month of the 1985-86 season, Georgetown sported a very light gray jersey with narrow numbers. The jersey appears to have been restyled to a look similar to the 1982-84 teams.

Home (Nov. 1985 only): Victor Morris '86
Home (1986-89): Jaren Jackson '89
Away: Bobby Winston '89


Home: Gray
Away: Royal blue
Out of nowhere in February, 1989, the Hoyas changed jerseys. The Georgetown at Syracuse game that season simultaneously introduced new uniforms for both schools to promote a pair of Nike merchandise styles for college teams. Georgetown's style, nicknamed "the Force", carried a weathered denim look.

Home: Anthony Allen '90
Away: Dikembe Mutombo '91  


Home: Gray
Away: Navy blue
The February uniform swap continued two years later, with a new blue and gray combination. These jerseys were worn through the 1992-93 season.

Home: Alonzo Mourning '92
Away: Robert Churchwell '94  


Home: Gray
Away: Dark blue

Yet another change: this uniform set was the first to feature "Hoyas" and not "Georgetown" across the front of the home jerseys.

Home: George Butler ex'94
Away: : Robert Churchwell '94  


Home: Silver-gray
Away: Dark blue
Alternate away: Black 

The style of the Allen Iverson era introduced a jersey trim resembling kente cloth. Both blue and black road jerseys were used.

Home: Don Reid '95
Away: Allen Iverson ex'98
Alternate Away: Othella Harrington '96 


Home: White
Alternate Home: Light gray
Away: Navy blue

The 1996-97 season introduced two new home styles: a white jersey for the first time in 15 years, and an alternate light gray jersey that saw limited use over the course of the season. Navy blue was the road color this season.

Home: Boubacar Aw '98
Alternate Home: Victor Page ex '99
Away: Victor Page ex'99


Home: White
Alternate Home: Gray
Away: Dark blue

Georgetown went to a "sleeveless" look for the 1997-98 season, and added new lettering for the jerseys. The alternate gray uniform saw little action and disappeared the following season.

Home: Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje '01
Alternate: Kenny Brunner ex '01
Away: Rhese Gibson '99


Home: White
Away: Dark blue
Alternate Away: Black 

By 1998, the gray jerseys and kente trim were replaced, but the uniform style of the "sleeveless" home white and the road blue were set in place for four seasons. (Note: An alternate black jersey debuted in the 2000-01 season.)

Home: Tony Bethel '05
Road: Kevin Braswell '02
Alternate Away: Kevin Braswell '02


Home: White
Away: Black
Alternate Away: Sky blue

With the home jersey practically unchanged, the road blues were replaced by colors of black and an alternate sky blue jersey. (Note: A throwback-style 1984-era gray jersey was worn for two games in the 2003-04 season.)

Home: Jeff Green ex '08
Away: Gerald Riley '04
Alternate Away: Roy Hibbert '08


Home: Gray
Away: Navy blue

Georgetown returned to its familiar blue and gray color pattern for the 2005-06 season.

Home: Jonathan Wallace '08
Away: Jeff Green ex '08


Home: Gray
Away: Navy blue

Two slight modifications followed in the spring of 2008, with Georgetown replacing the "collar" look on the prior jerseys and by adding a silver-gray stripe down the back of the jersey (not seen in these pictures).

Home: Roy Hibbert '08
Away: Austin Freeman '11


Home: Gray
Away: Navy blue
Alternate Away: Black

In another update, Nike returned the lettering to an 1980's look and substituted "Hoyas" on the home jersey. An alternate black jersey was worn twice during the road schedule each season.

Home: Nate Lubick '14
Away: Jason Clark '12
Alternate: Greg Monroe ex '12


Home: Gray
Away: Navy blue
Alternate Away: Black

An updated jersey arrived for the second home game of the 2012-13 season, returning to the 2005-09 typography, with minor striping changes and the return of "Georgetown" to the home gray jersey.

Home: Stephen Domingo '16
Away: Otto Porter '15
Alternate: Jabril Trawick '15


Home: Light gray
Away: Navy blue
Alternate Away: Black

Without fanfare, Georgetown introduced new jerseys in February 2014, removing the kente-cloth side panels and front-side stitching for a racing stripe along the sides.

Home: Jabril Trawick '15
Away: D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera '16
Alternate: Mikael Hopkins '15



Home: Gray
Away: Navy blue
Alternate Away: Black

In with the old, out with the new: Without comment, Georgetown returned to the 2012-14 era jerseys with its Dec. 7, 2014 game versus Towson. (The team also wore an alternate gray jersey for the final five games of the season.)

Home: Jabril Trawick '15
Away: D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera '16
Alternate (black): D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera '16
Alternate (gray): Jabril Trawick '15


Home: Light Gray
Away: Navy blue
Alternate home: White
Alternate Away: Black

Home: Jagan Mosely '20
Alternate (white): Marcus Derrickson '19
Away: Jessie Govan '19
Alternate (black): L.J. Peak '18

Specialty Jerseys

From time to time, Georgetown has unveiled jerseys that, for one reason or another, were not worn again. Here are examples of such jerseys.

1982-style replica
Colors: Med blue/black
Appeared: 1/5/2002
Appeared: 1/27/2002
1984-style replica
Colors: Gray/blue
Appeared: 2/21/2004
Appeared: 3/6/2004
Alternate home jersey
Colors: White/blue
Appeared: 12/1/2007
Air Jordan jersey
Colors: Silver/white
Appeared: 2/27/2010
Camouflage jersey
Colors: Gray/blue
Appeared: 11/9/2012
Alternate home jersey
Colors: White/blue
Appeared: 12/4/2012
Appeared: 1/26/2013
Appeared: 12/31/2014
"G" logo jersey
Color: Blue
Appeared: 2/15/2013
Camouflage jersey
Colors: Blue/gray
Appeared: 11/8/2013
Jersey with pink trim
Colors: Gray/blue
Appeared: 1/27/2015

Never Worn Jerseys