Former men’s basketball forward Patricio Garino has reached a deal with the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced Friday.
After the 2005-06 season, Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock – a dominant 6-foot-5 shooting guard who led the team with 14.5 points per game – and Pops Mensah-Bonsu – a towering 6-foot-9 forward who shared the second top scoring spot with 12.6 points per game – left the team. Sound familiar?
The lanky 23-year-old is taking the weeks leading up to the NBA draft and Summer League to train, fly across the country to work out for teams and play in highly-scouted showcases to promote himself as a player worthy of a professional contract.
That 2005-06 Colonials squad, led by then-head coach Karl Hobbs, is the most storied team in recent GW basketball history – the last to win a game in the NCAA tournament and the last to start a season 11-1.
The focus of the night was on the athletic department’s support of the military community, evident from the opening National Anthem.
Former GW basketball standout Pops Mensah-Bonsu told The Washington Post he wants to push the British national basketball team to new heights, like he did the University’s marquee athletics program.
Standout former Colonial Pops Mensah-Bonsu will represent his country – and GW – at the 2012 London Olympics later this month after officially being named to Great Britain’s men’s basketball team.
Former Colonials forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu was a major offensive catalyst for Turkey’s Besiktas professional basketball team’s Turkish Cup victory Saturday, defeating Banvit 79-74.
Former Colonials standout forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu is set to sign a deal with Turkey’s Besiktas professional basketball team, MVP Magazine reports.
Colonials Invasion, GW’s version of Midnight Madness, celebrated the official beginning of the season, giving the fans a first look at the upcoming basketball year.