Georgetown game hits home for English

As a native of Baltimore, Md., Kim English grew up a fan of Georgetown basketball. (Photo by JJ Stankevitz)

Kim English broke out of his early-season slump Sunday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, making six of 10 shots for 18 points in Mizzou’s 91-63 win. That breakout performance came just in time for English, as with one of Mizzou’s biggest non-conference foes looming, the Tigers may not be able to afford another poor game from English.

But tomorrow’s matchup against Georgetown in Kansas City isn’t just an important non-conference game for English. It’s a reunion of sorts, albeit 1,000 miles away from English’s hometown of Baltimore.

English grew up watching Georgetown teams featuring players from his area. As he grew as a basketball player, English competed with current Georgetown players Chris Wright, Austin Freeman, and Henry Sims, all of whom are from the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area.

The Mizzou guard shared his experiences growing up with Georgetown and an interesting story of when he found out his team would be playing Georgetown following Mizzou’s win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sunday:

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