Wednesday , May , 23 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Georgetown’s Hibbert to stay; Green going pro

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Georgetown University juniors Jeff Green and
Roy Hibbert confirmed their plans for the future Wednesday. Green will forego
his senior season to enter the NBA Draft, while Hibbert will remove his name
and return to Georgetown for his senior season.

The 7-foot-2, 278-pound Hibbert was named to the All-Big East first team after
averaging 12.9 points per game and leading Georgetown with 6.9 boards per
contest and 90 blocked shots.

“I looked at being picked between eight and 16 in the draft, but after
discussions with my family and Coach Thompson I’ve decided to withdraw my name
and return for my senior year,” said Hibbert. “I think I can continue to
develop and improve and while I’m happy for Jeff and will miss him, I’m
excited about next year’s team.”

Green, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward earned All American honors and was named
Big East Player of the Year after averaging 14.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.2
assists per game last season.

“I haven’t hired an agent yet, but we are starting that process now,” said
Green. “I love Georgetown, my friends, my team, coaches…but after a lot of
examination I’ve come to the conclusion that this is what’s best for me. I
intend to get my degree eventually, but right now it’s the NBA.”

Green leaves the Hoyas as the 17th leading scorer in school history with 1,339

“Both young men and their families have carefully examined the situation and
made well reasoned decisions.” said head coach John Thompson III. “Obviously,
I’d love to have one more year to work with Jeff, but he is well prepared and
we are excited for him. I am happy I’ll have the opportunity to continue to
work with Roy and all the returning players.”