Roy Hibbert donated $1 million toward the development of the on-campus facility in the name of the retired Hoyas coach John Thompson Jr. Hibbert made the announced on Tuesday.
The Washington Post spoke to Hibbert about the donation.
“It’s important for me to give back as much as possible,” Hibbert said in a phone interview. “I actually gave [Thompson Jr.] a call, and then we talked for a little bit today, wished him happy birthday. He was a big part of my development at school. He always said what was on his mind. He was out pushing me to be a better player. Obviously he’s a legend.”
Hibbert isn’t the only former Hoya to make a significant donation to the athletic center. Patrick Ewing is teaming up with his agent David Falk to donate $3.3 million and Boston Celtics Jeff Green donated $1 million also.
In four season with Georgetown, Hibbert averaged 10.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. He was one of the key players on Georgetown’s 2007 team that made the Final Four.