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DMV Star of the Week - Jayden Epps

Every week, across several sports, players around the DMV (D.C./Maryland/Virginia) shine in individual performance. Every Monday, I’d like to take a minute to highlight some of those performances, including what I view as the best performance and name that athlete the “DMV Star of the Week.” 

 

This week’s DMV Star of the Week is Georgetown Guard Jayden Epps.


In his first year as a Hoya, the sophomore transfer from Illinois has been the most prolific scorer on the team. 


Epps currently averages nearly 19 points per game to go along with 4.5 APG and shoots 42% from the field. 


Besides the first game of the season, he’s scored in double figures in every game of the year, including eclipsing 30 points on four occasions, the most recent being Friday night’s game on the road against Xavier. 


In the disappointing 92-91 loss in which Georgetown led by as many as 14, Epps had 32 points on 9/19 shooting, including 3/5 from three and a perfect 11/11 at the free throw line. In addition, he had 11 assists, 2 rebounds, and a steal. 


The Hoyas point guards has been tremendous for the team, and yet Georgetown is 1-6 in the Big East and has lost three straight. 


Up next, the Hoyas host Butler on Tuesday before the much-anticipated road trip to Providence on Saturday to take on Head Coach Ed Cooley’s former team. 

 

The DMV saw seven teams in action this past week, including the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, and the Maryland, Georgetown, George Washington, Howard, and American basketball teams


Here are some honorable mention performances for DMV Star of the Week: 


  • Washington Capitals’ Winger T.J. Oshie had a hat trick in Thursday’s 5-2 win over St. Louis, scoring 3 goals in the Caps’ victory

  • Maryland Guard Jahmir Young scored 36 points in Wednesday’s loss to Northwestern

  • Howard Guard Bryce Harris had a double-double in the loss to Norfolk State, scoring 21 points and hauling in 11 boards in the win 

  • Wizards Forward Marvin Bagley had back-to-back double doubles in his first week as a Washington Wizard after being traded from Detroit, scoring 20 points and securing 11 rebounds against the Knicks and scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds against the Spurs

  • Washington Capitals Goalkeeper Darcy Kuemper had a shutout and 24 saves in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Anaheim 

  • Howard Forward Seth Towns had a double-double in the Bison win over Morehouse on Monday, scoring 27 points and snagging 10 rebounds in the victory 

 

Here’s what’s coming up this week in DMV Sports:


  • Washington Capitals (22-16-6, 5th in Metropolitan Division)

  • 1/24 vs. Minnesota

  • 1/25 vs. Utah

  • 1/27 @ Detroit 

  • Washington Wizards (7-35, 14th in Eastern Conference)

  • 1/15 vs. Detroit

  • 1/18 @ New York

  • 1/20 vs. San Antonio

  • 1/21 vs. Denver

  • Maryland Terrapins Basketball (11-8 overall, 3-5, 11th in Big 10) 

  • 1/24 @ Iowa

  • 1/27 vs. Nebraska

  • Howard Bison Basketball (8-12 overall, 2-2, 4th in MEAC) 

  • 1/27 @ Morgan State

  • Georgetown Hoyas Basketball (8-10 overall, 1-6, 10th in Big East) 

  • *1/23 vs. Butler

  • 1/27 @ Providence

  • George Washington Revolutionaries Basketball (14-4 overall, 3-2, 4th in Atlantic 10) 

  • 1/24 @ Richmond

  • 1/27 vs. La Salle

  • American University Eagles Basketball (10-9 overall, 4-2, 3rd in Patriot League) 

  • 1/24 vs. Holy Cross

  • 1/27 vs. Colgate


*Denotes games I will be covering in-person

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