WASHINGTON — Tyler Adams’s return to the court lasted 15 seconds. That’s more than the Georgetown center expected after a heart ailment stopped his basketball career more than three years ago.
The senior started in his final home game Saturday when Georgetown hosted Seton Hall.
Georgetown coach John Thompson III surprised Adams on Thursday put letting him know he would start on senior day.
The Hoyas won the opening tip and quickly looked inside for the 6-foot-9 big man wearing No. 10. As the Seton Hall defenders backed off, Adams caught the entry pass and rose for a dunk, giving the Hoyas a 2-0 lead. Georgetown then committed a foul to stop play. Adams exited to a standing ovation.
Georgetown faced the Big East foe without leading scorer D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who sat with a lower body injury, according to a school official.
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