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March 24, 2014

HE'S GOTT GAME

Georgetown's Matt Gott is the Daily News Boys Basketball Player of the Year

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The Royals lost only three more games the rest of the regular season, and in the season finale, the Royals got their biggest win of the season in a rematch with heated rival Manchester Essex.

“They’re our biggest rival. We got killed by them earlier in the year and we went down and beat them by three,” Gott said.

The biggest moment for Georgetown came in the team’s opening round tournament game against Winthrop, which the Royals won 56-48. Gott scored 11 points in the win, and after the game he said he was amazed by how many people came out to support the team.

“I’d never had a crowd that big show up for a game,” Gott said. “We sold out the Georgetown gym and we actually had to turn people away. The gym was so loud, it was one of the coolest things I’d ever seen.”

Georgetown’s season ended in the next round, when Manchester Essex got the last laugh in a 62-39 blowout win, but even though his high school basketball career is over, Gott has a bright future ahead of him. He is third in his class with an adjusted GPA of 4.97, and so far he has been admitted to six schools, including RPI and Northeastern, two of his top choices.

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