In November, Georgetown opened the men’s basketball season with a game against Oregon in the Armed Forces Classic. Both teams traveled to South Korea to play at Camp Humphries.
“It was an unbelievable experience,” Georgetown guard Markel Starks said at the time. “I had never seen a helicopter in person. I couldn’t get over all the computerization and the technical things. It was unreal, talking to the soldiers and hearing their stories and backgrounds. There was a lot I could relate to and a lot I couldn’t. This will be an experience I always remember. I wish I could do it again.”
Coach John Thompson III also talked about the experience.
“This was a privilege,” saidThompson. “We had a chance to interact with the young men here at Camp Humphreys. They are our players’ age. They are so close to the DMZ. What they are doing, what they sacrifice, makes this even more of an unbelievable experience.”
Now, normally I wouldn’t be writing in February about a game that happened in November, but the photographer who captured the visit recently posted photos from the trip, and they’re amazing. Here are a few, and there are many more at the Potter’s Hand Photography website.