Former Georgetown Hoyas Star Victor Page Serving 10 Year Prison Term
Former Georgetown Hoyas star guard Victor Page was one of the top collegiate basketball players in the country, and entered the 1997 NBA Draft to capitalize on the hype. After going undrafted, Page toiled in the basketball minor leagues before a life crime led to him getting 10 years in prison for second-degree assault last month.
The Washington Times attempted to conduct an interview with Page, currently jailed at the Prince George's County Correctional Center in Maryland. Raised in the tough Barry Farms housing development in Southeast Washington, Page rose to fame as a hoops star at McKinley Tech High School and led the team to the D.C. championship in his senior year.
Page tried earnestly to make it to the NBA, but never found a team that could use his particular skill set. After playing for the CBA and NBDL, rumors in the Washington area of Page's alleged drug use and problems with the law began to surface. As noted in the Times piece, Page has been charged 33 times in the last three and a half years for a variety of crimes.
From the Times:
Over the last three and a half years, Page has been charged with 33 crimes in Maryland and the District. He's been found guilty of (or pleaded guilty to) six of them, including two second-degree assaults, a fourth-degree s-xual offense, unlawful entry, fourth-degree burglary and possession of m*rijuana.
He's violated probation repeatedly, had a $100,000 bond revoked and was ordered to a drug treatment program.
The Times wanted to interview Page, but he refused to grant the reporter quotes after demanding payment for his time. Claiming to be represented by former University of Maryland star and retired NBA player Jerrod Mustaf, Page hasn't worked with him since 2003.
“I thought he'd be better served as a teacher to other kids, a guy who had so much going for him but mistakes led him to this,” Mustaf said, who didn't even know Page was in jail.
Check out photos of Victor Page in better times in the gallery.
Photo: P.G. County Jails