Cross one off the men’s basketball team’s depth chart at forward for this season – forward Ryan McCoy will not play in 2015-16, an athletics department spokesman confirmed Thursday.
McCoy graduated in May at the end of his junior year but has elected not to use his final year of eligibility to play as a graduate student walk-on. McCoy majored in business administration while at GW.
McCoy averaged .4 points and .3 rebounds in 3.5 minutes per game as a Colonials reserve last season.
GW’s frontcourt should get a boost from Wake Forest transfer Tyler Cavanaugh, who sat out last season but is eligible this year. Cavanaugh and Kevin Larsen should play the majority of minutes up front, aided at times by the versatile Yuta Watanabe who plays a number of positions for the Colonials.
McCoy’s absence may mean a few more minutes for forward Matt Cimino in his sophomore season. Cimino played 2.0 minutes per game as a freshman but, especially if he is able to bulk up in the weight room, could develop into a more significant presence for the team after a very strong high school career.