The coach said it would be naive to think individual awards don't factor into a young player's mind. He just doesn't want it to be the elephant in the room.
"He's had a fantastic year," Brown said. "He's growing to be a fantastic leader. He understands the responsibility and the weight of the city if we can get this right."
Carter-Williams was averaging 17.1 points, 6.2 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and 2 steals heading into Sunday's game.
Henry Sims isn't complaining about being traded to the Sixers on Feb. 20. The second-year center is in the Sixers' starting lineup after seeing limited action during his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The move also enabled him to reunite with a close friend and former Georgetown teammate, Hollis Thompson.
"We came in together," Sims said. "We came to Georgetown the second semester of my freshman year. We left together and we were roommates. . . . So, you know, he's like blood to me."
Shot blocker enlisted
Power forward Jarvis Varnado signed a 10-day contract Saturday morning. He was called up from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League. Varnado averaged 14.1 points, 11.0 rebounds, and a league-best 4.7 blocked shots en route to being named a D-League all-star. The Mississippi State product was the 41st overall pick by the Miami Heat in the 2010 draft.