Freshman forward Kevin Marfo has requested his release from the men’s basketball program, ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein reported Thursday.
George Washington freshman big man Kevin Marfo has requested his release per his high school coach.
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) March 23, 2017
Marfo was one of six rookies to join GW’s 2016-2017 squad last fall. He saw action in 23 contests during the Colonials’ 20-15 campaign which ended earlier this week in the CBI quarterfinal.
The 6-foot-8-inch big man averaged 2.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Marfo had a standout performance in a loss to Florida State on Dec. 4 where he recorded a season-high and team-best 18 points, but was the only first-year forward that did not see a start this season.
The expected departure of the Bergenfield, N.J. native would free up a scholarship for GW, which will see leading scorer Tyler Cavanaugh and redshirt senior Matt Hart graduate this offseason.
Adam Zagoria confirmed Finkelstein’s report Thursday. Both reports have been retweeted on Marfo’s personal Twitter account.
GW’s Kevin Marfo has asked for his release, he tells me. First by @AdamFinkelstein
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 23, 2017