Players voted sophomore forward Faith Blethen, redshirt junior forward Neila Luma and graduate student guard Jasmine Whitney as captains.
This season, all 16 members of the men’s squad live in the United States with nine members growing up in the DMV.
Sophomore guards James Bishop and Jameer Nelson Jr. will be expected to handle the ball this season, head coach Jamion Christian said.
The team is looking to work in zone defense this year after Christian’s signature “mayhem” style fell short.
Men’s and women’s basketball are poised to be the first GW sports to play since March. Learn about the team in The Hatchet’s 2020 Basketball Guide.
The squad will lean on ball handlers in graduate student guards Jasmine Whitney and Sydney Zambrotta and junior guard Maddie Loder.
The teams are back on campus following strict safety protocols, allowing them to focus on the game as the pandemic likely drags through the spring.
Growing up, freshman center Ali Brigham was coached by her father, who nabbed a Sweet 16 run while playing at GW nearly three decades ago.
Jack said his adaptability helped him navigate his career at GW, which spans two head coaches and dozens of different teammates.
Head coach Jennifer Rizzotti said the coaching additions were mutually beneficial for the program and former athletes.