Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Common Word Community Read: An Evening with NBA All-Star and Georgetown Hoya Eric “Sleepy” Floyd

November 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Event Navigation

Join Wiley Cash for a conversation with NBA All Star Eric “Sleepy” Floyd on Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center in the Manheimer Room.

Eric Floyd, a man who Coach John Thompson wrote about as being “such a phenomenal scorer, if he missed shots, he thought it was the rims and not him.” Cash and Floyd will discuss what it was like to play under Coach John Thompson as Georgetown basketball was on the rise, what it was like to face hometown rival James Worthy and UNC in the National Championship in 1982, and what Coach Thompson’s mentorship meant to him both during and after his 14-year NBA career. 

This event is part of the Common Word Community Read series, a set of lectures and discussions centered around a shared text with the goal of engaging a collective educational experience. The program is curated by Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author, alumnus of the class of 2000, and UNC Asheville’s Executive Director of Literary Arts. The selection for fall 2023 is “I Came As a Shadow” an autobiography by the late John Thompson, the head basketball coach at Georgetown University from 1972 to 1999, where he won the NCAA championship in 1984.


UNC Asheville is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. If you have any questions about access or to request reasonable accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event, please contact the Event Organizer (see below). Advance notice is necessary to arrange for accessibility needs.

Visitor Parking

Visitors may park in faculty/staff and All Permit lots from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends, holidays, and campus breaks. Visitors are not permitted to park in resident student lots at any time.
Prior to 5pm, any visitor (regardless of their reason for visit) need to adhere to the current practices listed on the parking website. Get your visitor parking permit here



November 16, 2023
7:00 pm


Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)