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|John Thompson has continued to teach in the wake of an on-court brawl in China. "From that confrontation or from that conflict, you can learn," he said.|
The Hoyas had arrived at the venue to work out on their own for the first time in China, but as soon as they stepped into the gym, those plans changed because a youth team happened to be practicing there, too.
Thompson turned the unexpected meeting into an impromptu basketball camp, instructing the Chinese boys and teens on dribbling and layups and inviting them to join in drills with Georgetown players. The appreciative Chinese in this basketball-crazed country then watched the Hoyas practice for approximately 90 minutes.
Georgetown players presented the youths with elastic wristbands with the school name in English and Chinese and posed for pictures before departing.