Sophomore Paris Maragkos granted transfer from men’s basketball team

The offseason is only three days old and change is already coming to the men’s basketball team.

Sophomore forward Paris Maragkos has been granted a release to transfer from the program, the athletics department announced Monday.

Then-men's basketball freshman Paris Maragkos competes in Colonial Invasion's military challenge in 2012. Hatchet File Photo
Then-men’s basketball freshman Paris Maragkos competes in Colonial Invasion’s military challenge in 2012. Hatchet File Photo

In his short career at GW, Maragkos averaged 1.1 points and 3.3 minutes over 45 games. The 6-foot-9 forward struggled to find playing time in head coach Mike Lonergan’s rotation, often settling for minimal minutes at the end of games. The Greece native never fully developed into the dynamic player the coaching staff expected and was quickly overshadowed by the maturation of his fellow sophomore teammates.

Maragkos, though, has excelled in the classroom during his two years at GW, twice being named to the Athletic Academic Dean’s List in the past two seasons.

“We’d like to thank Paris for his two years in our program. He was a pleasure to coach and our entire coaching staff and team wish him the best in the future,” head coach Mike Lonergan said in a press release.

Now with an empty roster spot, Lonergan has the ability to bring another high-level transfer to GW, something that he has as done exceptionally well in the past with the additions of senior Isaiah Armwood and graduate student Maurice Creek.

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