Best male athlete: Joe McDonald

Media Credit: Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

If there’s been a face of the GW men’s basketball team over the past four years, it’s been Joe McDonald – and he’s your pick for best male athlete.

Since the point guard joined the Buff and Blue from nearby Lorton, Va., he’s racked up more than 1,000 points for the Colonials. A tenacious rebounder who can play both guard spots, McDonald ranks sixth on GW’s career assists list with 443 and sixth in steals with 171. McDonald has battled through eye and hip injuries and still played 133 games as a Colonial.

His final game, GW’s NIT championship win Thursday against Valparaiso, was a vintage McDonald performance: 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists, no turnovers and one steal. His court vision and toughness were on full display. McDonald averaged 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a senior, leading the team with 110 assists.

Readers’ pick: Joe McDonald

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