One of the four members of the star-crossed recruiting class of 1989, Antoine Stoudamire may have been the most talented, and one Georgetown missed.

Stoudamire averaged 23 points and 14 rebounds at Portland's Jesuit HS, and gave Georgetown fans notice of his talent when he scored 24 points in an early season game versus Florida International, shooting 10 for 15 from the floor in just 22 minutes of play. His playing time sharply tailed off as the Hoyas entered Big East play, and at one point Stoudamire scored just 10 points over a 17 game period and finished the season averaging 3.1 points in 29 games.

The 1990-91 season proved troublesome for Stoudamire, who struggled through viral meningitis to start the season. With action in only five games in the pre-season, Stoudamire expressed an interest in returning home. "The stress of making up for time lost during his illness and some personal family matters were becoming an emotional strain on the young man, so I decided it was in his best interests to put basketball aside," said coach John Thompson.

As Georgetown struggled with guard play in 1992 and 1993, Stoudamire was a backcourt star at Oregon. He averaged 20 points a game as a junior and finished with 1,010 points over a two year stretch, finishing in the top five in both seasons in the Pacific-10 conference. Antoine never made all-Pac 10, though his cousin Damon Stoudamire was a rising during the same time at Arizona.

Following graduation in 1994, Antoine Stoudamire played for a few years in Europe but his own NBA dreams were fading. "Stoudamire had the ability but lacked the conviction needed to grind out an athletic existence," wrote Willamette Week, a Portland area weekly. "In his mid-20s, his hoops career went Hindenburg and his passion disintegrated along with his NBA dream. He finally pulled the plug and walked away during halftime of a 1998 summer-league game." He launched a second career as "Madgesdiq", a local hip-hop artist who played various coffee houses and art shows around Portland during the 2000's.

Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

1989-90 29 0 275 33 84 39.2 15 45 33.3 8 10 80.0 8 31 1.0 23 16 1 12 89 3.1
1990-91 5 0 50 6 14 42.8 0 3 0.0 0 1 0.0 3 7 1.4 5 22 0 0 12 2.4
Totals 34 0 325 39 98 39.7 15 48 31.2 8 11 72.7 11 38 1.1 28 38 1 12 101 2.9