Two transfer guards have committed to the GW men’s basketball program, according to reports from CBSSports.com’s Jon Rothstein Tuesday.
The big three – Georgetown, Maryland and Virginia – all went dancing this year as high seeds with high hopes. Across the board, colleges in the region, like GW, have had successful seasons in part because they have found a way to keep their talent local.
Freshman guard Darian Bryant will transfer from the men’s basketball team, an athletics communications staff member confirmed Tuesday.
Griffin, who suffered from the lack of spacing on the court this season but struggled with inconsistency in his shot, was the only sophomore on the team.
“Last game we switched everything, this game we switched nothing,” Lonergan said. “It’s hard because they have four guys on the court, sometimes five, who can shoot. You really have to be focused on defense sometimes on five guys on the court so it’s a tough matchup.”
But in their 73-59 victory over Duquesne on Saturday, the Colonials were able to sink 12 three-pointers and go 50 percent from beyond the arc on the day, despite hitting just six or fewer in 18 of 20 games so far this season.
The Colonials rained down 12 threes in a Homecoming beatdown of Duquesne on their way to a 74-59 victory.
Patricio Garino scored a game-high 20 points, Joe McDonald added 16 and rookie Paul Jorgensen added a career-high 13 and Kethan Savage had a career-high eight of GW’s 17 assists.
Head coach Mike Lonergan said the Colonials “tried to do too much on [their] own” in their 58-54 loss to a still undefeated Seton Hall on Nov. 29. Up against former Atlantic 10 rival Charlotte on Sunday, GW proved just how important playing as a team can be.
While the game wasn’t won with any particular flare or flash and wasn’t necessarily gritty, it was a good, physical victory, with the Colonials playing at the level they expect of themselves through every game of the season.
On the night before Thanksgiving, the Colonials (3-1) filled up on second-half points and saw five players carve their way to double figures, topping Longwood (2-4) after scoring 55 points in the second half.