Georgetown might begin a yearly home-and-home series with De Paul next season.

"We've been in very serious discussions with De Paul for some time now," Georgetown Athletic Director Frank Rienzo said today. "We are trying to narrow it down to a date, and the series would begin in Washington, hopefully next year."

North Carolina's James Worthy and Georgetown's Eric Floyd, both all-Americas, grew up two miles from each other in Gastonia, N.C., and attended the same church. Worthy attended Ashbrook High School; Floyd went to Hunter Huss, eight miles away.

"They beat us four times one year," Floyd said of Worthy's high school. "Once in a holiday tournament, again in another tournament and twice in the regular season.

"We wound up in different brackets in the state championships, though, and we played for the state title. We beat them with a shot at the last second," Floyd recalled.

The NABC has selected its Division I all-America team, headed up by the organization's player of the year, Ralph Sampson of Virginia.

Others named to the first team were guards Floyd of Georgetown and John Paxson of Notre Dame and forwards Terry Cummings of De Paul and Worthy of North Carolina.

Maryland's Lefty Driesell said he figures the Carolina-Georgetown game will be too close to pick a winner. "It's a tossup," he said last night in a telephone conversation from his home in Maryland. "I can't figure out if either team has an edge.

"Ewing is the key. He's the franchise, the best defensive player in the nation. But Worthy is the best power forward in the nation and Perkins is the best offensive center in the nation besides Ralph Sampson," Driesell said.