Freeman back for Hoyas after diabetes diagnosis

Austin Freeman is back in the starting lineup for No. 19

Georgetown after being diagnosed with diabetes.

The junior guard started Saturday’s Big East regular season

finale against Cincinnati. He was given a standing ovation before

the game when recognized for scoring his 1,000th career point

earlier this season and another standing ovation when announced

with the starting lineup

Freeman, the team’s leading scorer, was thought to have a

stomach virus when he missed Monday’s loss to West Virginia and was

limited in a loss to Notre Dame two days earlier. He was diagnosed

with diabetes at a hospital Monday night.

As a precaution, a doctor from the university’s hospital is

attending Freeman’s practices and games for the rest of the

season.