The Georgetown University Hoyas basketball program had one player taken in the 2009 NBA Draft that was held on June 25, 2009. The lone player selected from the Georgetown Hoyas basketball squad was DaJuan Summers who was taken by the Detroit Pistons early in the second round with the 35th overall pick.
DaJuan Summers was born in January of 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland and grew into a talented 6’8″ 240 pound basketball player that has excelled on every team that he has ever played on before reaching the Pistons. As a newcomer on the Detroit Pistons Summers will have an opportunity to prove that he has what it takes to be one of the better players on the team.
Summers was raised in the Mt. Royal area of Baltimore and attended a private high school called McDonogh School in nearby Owings Mills, Maryland. DaJuan graduated from the McDonogh School in 2006 after excelling as a prep basketball star there. While in high school Summers put up impressive statistics as he averaged 20 points per game and 11 rebounds per game during his junior season. Those numbers were in part responsible for Summers earning the coveted award of Baltimore City Player of the Year.
In addition to starring on his high school basketball team DaJuan spent the off seasons playing in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) which serves as an off season league for the best basketball prospects in the country. AAU has become popular around the nation because it allows top players to hone their skills year round while also forming all-star type rosters that pick and choose the top players from the area without regards to high school affiliations.
For his college basketball career Summers chose to stay relatively close to home and attend Georgetown University where he played for head basketball coach John Thompson III. John Thompson III is actually the son of legendary Hoyas head basketball coach John Thompson Junior who famously coached the Washington D.C. based team from 1972 until his retirement in 1999.
As a member of the Detroit Pistons Dajuan Summers now plays for John Kuester who only began coaching the Michigan based professional hoops team the same season that Summers entered the league. The Pistons job is the first NBA head coaching position for Coach Kuester. Kuester had previously been a long time NBA assistant dating back to 1995 with the Boston Celtics.
During his first year in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Summers played in 44 of 82 games for his team and averaged one rebound per contest and just over three points per contest. Going forward DaJuan Summers hopes to improve upon his currently meager professional basketball statistics.