Remember Them Days - Allen Iverson First Game As A Hoya


By Cardell Dudley

"I've been to three calf shows, nine horse ropings and seen Elvis once. But I've never seen anything like this in my life." - Hall of Fame basketball coach Nolan Richardson.

Even in victory, Richardson the head coach of the defending national champions, Arkansas Razorbacks, was in awe of the talented freshman point guard for the Georgetown Hoyas Allen Iverson. Considering the fact that it was Iverson's debut in college, such praise from someone so highly respected spoke volumes. However the way that Iverson in his first college game torched the team of one of the greatest defensive coaches ever, the architect of 40 minutes of hell, spoke even louder. Keep in mind, it was Iverson's first official game since his junior year of high school due to the infamous bowling alley brawl that landed him behind bars. Once released, he wasn't allowed to play any high school sports as he was forced to only focus on academics and graduating so he could qualify for college, which ultimately ended up being Georgetown. To say it was a preview of things to come for Iverson as a Hoya and beyond is an understatement. Check out the highlight below of Iverson scoring 19 points and grabbing 4 rebounds against the defending national champion Arkansas Razorbacks.

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