Men’s basketball notebook

Hollis scores 1,000 point

On the final shot of his 23-point performance against Xavier Sunday, senior men’s basketball forward Damian Hollis reached a career milestone, scoring his 1,000th point as a Colonial.

Hollis is the 42nd GW men’s basketball player to reach that mark and the first since former teammate Rob Diggs did so last season in his senior year. If Hollis continues to score at his current pace through the rest of the season, he could climb into the top 25 on GW’s all-time scoring list.

Men’s basketball games announced for 2010-11

In a letter sent to season ticket holders last week, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz announced a number of nonconference games for next season’s men’s basketball schedule.

GW will play in the NIT Season Tip-Off event beginning Nov. 15-17 in a grouping with Villanova, Boston University and Marist. Consolation rounds will be played Nov. 22 and 23 and the tournament semifinals and finals will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York Nov. 24 and 26.

The Colonials will also have rematches with seven opponents from this season, hosting games against UNC-Wilmington, Towson, East Carolina, and Holy Cross. GW will also travel to Oregon State, George Mason and Howard.

Kvancz also indicated that a rematch with Navy in the BB&T Classic was likely.

Dates and times were not yet available for the announced games.

Kromah named rookie of the week for second time

Freshman men’s basketball guard Lasan Kromah was tabbed as the Atlantic 10’s top rookie last week, the league announced Sunday, giving the first-year guard his second such honor this season.

Kromah, who also won the award for the first week of the season, scored a career-high 23 points in last Wednesday’s win at St. Bonaventure, the Colonials’ only game during the week for which the award was given. Kromah made nine of 11 field goal attempts in the game, including five of seven three-point attempts, and also grabbed three rebounds.

The Greenbelt, Md. native started the St. Bonaventure game hot, hitting four straight three-pointers to snap out of a four-game funk that saw him hit just four field goals in 25 attempts.

After Sunday’s game against Xavier, Kromah is averaging 10.8 points per game, second on the team. He also has a team-best 30 steals and is shooting 40 percent from three-point distance.

Number Crunch: h2

The number of GW men’s basketball players to have scored 1,000 points in their careers after senior Damian Hollis reached the milestone in Sunday’s loss to Xavier.

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