Best male athlete: Joe Bamisile

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Not only is Bamisile the king of the court, but he is a musician during his spare time, releasing songs under the name Phouelisi.

Readers’ pick: Joe Bamisile

Sophomore guard Joe Bamisile slammed in a dunk on his inaugural game with the Colonials back in November against St. Francis College, and three months later he was the fourth-highest scorer during the Atlantic 10 tournament.

The 6-foot-4 sharpshooter averaged 45.8 percent from the paint while netting in 35.1 percent from beyond the arc, leading the Colonials in scoring this past season. Bamisile’s highest-scoring game was against Duquesne, when he tallied 30 points in their final match in the Smith Center before entering the A-10 tournament.

A transfer from Virginia Tech, Bamisile played in all 30 games during his first season with the Colonials and started in 29. After averaging 16.3 points and five rebounds per game for the season, he was named to the A-10 All-Conference team and was an A-10 third team performer after scoring 17 out of his 25 points during the first half of the game against UMass on March 10.

Bamisile brings intense energy to the court as he builds excitement and spirit in the community through his stand-out performances on the court. He has made a regular tradition of dunking in each game, which fans came to expect through the season.

Not only is Bamisile the king of the court, but he is also a musician during his spare time, releasing songs under the name Phouelisi. He has garnered more than 37 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify.

He recently announced his entrance into the transfer portal March 16 after GW fired Head Coach Jamion Christian last month.

Bamisile’s transfer will be a loss for the GW community. His consistency and enthusiasm to the team and wins he’s brought for the Colonials earned him our pick for best male athlete.

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