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3-Point Preview: Radford vs. Georgetown

The Hoyas kick off their season at High Noon on Saturday.

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1. How will the freshmen be utilized?

Jon Thompson III had a tendency to throw his freshmen tot he wolves last season, namely L.J. Peak and Isaac Copeland who have picked up a tonnage of hype over of the offseason. It's the "Georgetown Sophomore Bump" for a reason as Howard Megdal reminds us. But now, the story will turn over to the likes of Jessie Govan, Marcus Derrickson and Kaleb Johnson as well as JT3 has a new crop of freshmen at his disposal to utilize. It will be intriguing to see when and where Govan, Derrickson and Johnson are used in their first collegiate game and could give us an idea of what's in store for them this coming year.

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2. Those sophomores...

How will they start off the 2015-16 season? Copeland and Peak have likely worked themselves into the starting line up this year, but we'll also see if Tre Campbell is to join them. DSR could be a popular pick to be at point, even if he isn't necessarily a "true point guard." Another wild card is Paul White who had his fair share of moments a year ago. JT3 may tinker a bit with the lineup to find what works before Georgetown's highly anticipated game against Maryland this Tuesday,  so we'll see what's to come.

3. Stopping YaYa

The Radford Highlanders are a very seasoned club, toting seven seniors with them in the 2015-16 season. This includes their leading returning scorer YaYa Anderson. A native of Palmyra, Virginia and an alum of Fluvanna County High School, Anderson averaged 9.3 points per game last year and had a second-best mark of 59 made 3-pointers on the Highlanders in the 2014-15 campaign. On a veteran club, Anderson will be the man for the Hoyas to key in on in this contest.