Hoyas latest to don protest shirts

Georgetown Basketball Team Wears “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts

ESPN reports that the Hoyas are the first college team to wear the protest shirts

by ESPN, December 11, 2014

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Hoyas latest to don protest shirts

Hoyas latest to don protest shirts

The Georgetown Hoyas became the latest athletes — and the first in college basketball — to don "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts before Wednesday night's 75-70 loss to No. 10 Kansas.

The entire Hoyas roster took its final pregame warmup of the evening in black shirts with white font. A team spokesman told ESPN.com the decision to wear the shirts was made collectively between the players.



"There were a variety of reasons why we wanted to wear the shirts," said D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who had 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. "There were quite a few families that lost their loved ones this year: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin … we wanted to represent those families that all lost. It wasn't just for this one scenario for a lot of people who know just this one case, I just think we wanted to represent the families and send our condolences that way."





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