But Georgetown guard Jason Clark got a double dose of familiar when he looked at the roster for his session with the Wizards on Tuesday. Down the hall from his Hoyas locker room inside Verizon Center, his workout partner was none other than Syracuse's Scoop Jardine.
"We played against each other for four years," Jardine said. "Today was just like I was on the road playing against Georgetown on their own court, hitting big shots and talking to their fans."
Both players hope to catch an NBA team's eye and snare a place in the second round of the June 28 draft, or at least an invite to the Las Vegas Summer League. Neither were chosen for last weekend's NBA Draft combine in Chicago.
"I'm not going to say it's all politics," said Clark, who missed out while teammates Henry Sims and Hollis Thompson both got tested and measured. "But there's a lot of things that go into getting invited to the combine. I'm not worried about that I didn't get into the combine. I'm just going to work my tail off to try to get drafted."
For Clark, it will come down to defense and hustle, the same hallmarks that helped him first earn his keep with the Hoyas.
"It's kind of weird coming in this arena and not having on a Georgetown jersey," Clark said. "It's weird, but I'm willing to work hard to try to play here again."
- Craig Stouffer