Lasan Kromah headed to UConn

Then-senior Lasan Kromah looks to pass to an open Colonials teammate. Kromah will take his talents and final year of eligibility to UConn next season. Hatchet File Photo

Former men’s basketball guard Lasan Kromah¬†will use his fifth year of eligibility to play for UConn next season, CBS Sports reported Tuesday.

The move reunites Kromah with former Colonials’ head basketball coach and current UConn assistant¬†coach Karl Hobbs, who recruited him to GW back in 2009, and was later fired following the 2011 season.

As a graduate student in 2013-14, Kromah will get to play immediately for the Huskies, after missing his entire sophomore season at GW due to a torn lisfranc ligament in his left foot. He reportedly will receive UConn’s last open scholarship during his final season.

Coming off the bench for the Colonials this past season, he averaged 10.1 points per game and became a leader for GW down the stretch. He was expected to become a starter for head coach Mike Lonergan’s squad next season before announcing his transfer last month.

Kromah leaves GW having averaged 11.0 points and 4.05 rebounds per game, with a shooting percentage of 44.2.

Kromah will add perimeter shooting and ball handling skills to a Huskies team already loaded in the backcourt. He will likely serve as a role player off the bench, with UConn returning guards Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun to its squad that missed the NCAA tournament last season due to below-standard academic scores.

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