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GW Men's Hoops » 2023 Transfer Targets » 3/23/2023 4:32 pm

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Quincy Allen is transferring from Colorado. Put up modest stats in Boulder but was a big fan of his game out of HS. 4-star wing from Maret School.

GW Men's Hoops » 2023 Transfer Targets » 3/15/2023 4:25 pm

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Chuck Harris entered the transfer portal. Averaged 10.4 points per game at Butler while shooting 34% from 3.

Will probably stay high-major but was a GW recruit out of HS and maybe he wants to come home!
Butler has directly/indirectly taken three guards from us in the past so we deserve something in return lol.

GW Men's Hoops » 2023 Transfer Targets » 3/13/2023 7:27 pm

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Jack Lieb @jack_lieb 26m
6’7 F Transfer Joshua Rivera @joshuarivera5_ @fraction_llc has heard from the following schools since entering the portal:
Stony Brook
St. Bonaventure
George Washington
Saint Louis
Charleston Southern
Indiana St

Tobias Bass @tobias_bass 27m
More schools that have reached out to Robert Jennings:
West Virginia
Oral Roberts
Murray State
George Washington
Virginia Tech
San Francisco
South Dakota
Youngstown St

Florida Colonial wrote:

Boisvert also now following Roddie Anderson UCSD and his dad

UCSD guard Roddie Anderson will be entering the transfer portal. The 6’2” freshman averaged 13.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game this season.

Anderson had 8 points on 3-10 shooting when UCSD played us. He fouled out in that game but finished the year strong, putting up 20+ points in his last three games before UCSD ended their season a couple games early due to COVID.

GW Men's Hoops » The 2023 A10 Tourney » 3/12/2023 7:56 pm

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Congrats to VCU. Agree that they are the best team to represent the conference this year and are entering the NCAA tournament with some momentum.

The times I've watched Dayton this year they've looked offensively inept. I'm honestly surprised they're ranked 94th on that end per KenPom which is eight spots higher than GW. I would take GW's offense any day over theirs. The floor spacing with two bigs is awkward.

Some NCAA tournament thoughts:

- Maryland-West Virginia is an interesting border state matchup. I like MD's guard play more but the Terrapins are awful away from home. Not sure it really matters who wins because the winner is playing Alabama in Birmingham in the Round of 32. Brutal for either team.

- Charleston will be a popular upset pick against San Diego State. I can't help but feel CoC's hype has gone too far. SDSU actually has some offense this year to make things interesting in March. I know the MWC has done terribly recently in the tournament (and the teams that made it are probably still a bit overrated) but that has to change at some point. I could see a Sweet 16 path for them this year.

- I'm probably just a UVA hater because I feel like I'd probably give whoever they draw a chance against them. Furman certainly has the offense to pull the upset and will be picked by some to do so. Their defense though can be pretty rough at times. It allowed Mercer, Western Carolina, and Chattanooga to erase deficits during the SoCon tournament.

- Missouri/Utah State will be a fun offensive showcase. Glad USU made it - they've been fun to watch all year under Odom and "looked" like a NCAA tourney team, at least to me. Dennis Gates has done an incredible job in year 1 for Mizzou.

The Dude wrote:

Two most dangerous 8/9s are also paired together to knock one of them out too. Memphis and Florida Atlantic, every year they pair the most dangerous Non Power 5s.

Agreed, I would take both teams over a lot of the other 8/9's playing. FAU is a very well c

GW Men's Hoops » The Coaching Carousel Thread » 3/10/2023 1:26 pm

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Apparently Jerod Haase is returning for an eighth year. LOL. I guess he graduates guys which might be all that matters at Stanford but talk about doing less with more. Brings in good talent but is 59-72 in Pac-12 play through seven seasons with no tournament appearances.

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs Saint Joseph A10 Tourney Game Thread » 3/08/2023 9:26 pm

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Was hoping to win a game in the conference tournament (unfortunately we were the first higher seed to lose in the tournament) but despite the result I'm so proud of this team. They've set a great foundation for the teams to come - going .500 with 16 wins and over .500 in A10 play with 10 wins is an overachievement based on preseason expectations (even with how weak the conference was this year) and for the first time in forever it feels like things are trending up.

I will never knock a player/team's desire to win and play hard (these guys certainly care), but something about GW's energy level throughout this one just felt a little off - like the team was going through the motions and that was even when we had the early lead.

Defense matters even more in a tournament setting - consistently finding better offense to offset a defense that has a lot to be desired was always going to be tough.

Down the stretch of this game I didn't care for the shot selection. When St. Joe's switched back to the zone we had multiple possessions where we heaved a deep three at the end of the shot clock. That was very disappointing, because we've shown the ability to break the zone and there was more than enough time to continue going inside for 2. SJU is not a team you want to get into a three point contest with. GW has never been known for shooting 3's all season and JB and BA combine for 3/16. Despite the final score (and how it felt we were down by a lot more for much of the game), this wasn't a game where we needed to shoot our way back in it. St. Joe's was stuck on 6 team fouls for much of the second half. Had we been more aggressive driving, we were shooting the rest of the way. GW was 91% from the line too.

It was also a bit disappointing that Hunter wasn't more aggressive on offense with Obinna out. This game felt like a return to our early February stretch where he was used purely as a screener and nothing else. We know he can play a lot better than what he showed. Loved that

GW Men's Hoops » Other Games Thread » 3/06/2023 9:06 am

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Conference tournaments started last week with a few teams punching their ticket to the NCAA tournament over the weekend:

Atlantic Sun: Kennesaw State secured their first ever bid to the dance with a 67-66 victory over Liberty, the conference heavyweight. Amir Abdur-Rahim has been nothing short of fantastic turning around a team that went 1-28 just three seasons ago. I wonder if he's a candidate for the Georgia Tech job. He's certainly deserving of promotion.

Big South: Speaking of coaches who have done great jobs, Mike Morrell took over a UNC Asheville team that went 4-27 in his first year and four years later has the Bulldogs back in the tournament. ETSU has been garbage recently so maybe that's a landing spot for Morrell should he move on (SoCon is a step up from the Big South). 7th seed Campbell nearly did the impossible and won four games in five days but ran out of gas down the stretch coupled with a hot streak from UNCA player Tajion Jones. Campbell runs the Princeton offense which is very effective. The Fighting Camels are off to the CAA next year. I don't think UNCA has true upset potential, but they do have some size down low with Tennessee transfer Drew Pember.

Missouri Valley: All Darian DeVries does is win, as he secured his fifth straight 20 win season at Drake and the school's second NCAA bid in the past three years. Despite being a two seed in the conference tourney, their collective experience makes them an intriguing pick in a round of 64 game depending on the matchup. I believe I saw a graphic that said Drake's starting 5 is older than a couple NBA teams which is crazy. The Bulldogs knocked off the top seed Bradley in the finals. DeVries is an Iowa native, but I don't see either P6 job in the state opening unless Fran McCaffery leaves for another job like Notre Dame. Maybe Minnesota might be an option as well.

Ohio Valley: 5th seed Southeast Missouri State secured their first bid in 23 yea

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs VCU Game Thread » 3/05/2023 1:07 pm

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Thanks to all the seniors for their contributions to the GW basketball program, big or small. They will be remembered as the ones who started getting GW back to relevance (which will hopefully happen in the next couple seasons). Wish they could have gone out on a high note, but really proud of the team's fight all year.

That's one of the things that stands out to me compared to past seasons under JC. Pretty consistently during conference play when we got down by a lot you could effectively stop watching because the team did not even have the ability to close the margin in a loss. Despite finishing with the same seed as last year, our overall record and conference record are both better with a slightly less talented roster (Max has been awesome of course). Last year's team was not able to beat anyone above them. This year, we not only beat Dayton but played both VCU and SLU to the final buzzer. All were at home but last year's team wouldn't have fared any better in Foggy Bottom than on the road.

Now I realize part of this is due to the fact the A10 was mid/mediocre this year. Despite getting down by 17 or whatever midway through the second half I couldn't help but think "this VCU team is the best team in the A10 this year?". Hopefully this is just a bad year for the league and teams can bounce back (there were a number of new coaches this year).

VCU obviously still did a lot of things well but the margin of deficit felt largely due to a tough night offensively (although the shooting percentages don't reflect that in the box score) and the refs making sure that we couldn't get into a rhythm by blowing the whistle consistently. It wasn't a surprise that when they finally started calling things our way a bit late in the game we were able to make a bit of a comeback. At some point I think they were forced to stop whistling everything because every drive to the basket would have been a foul otherwise and we wouldn't have been able to finish the game.

It might sound

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs VCU Game Thread » 3/04/2023 12:35 am

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VCU Rams

Date/Time: Saturday March 4th @ 4:30 PM ET at The Charles E. Smith Center in Washington DC (Senior Day!).
Preseason Ranks: 94th (KenPom), 74th (Bart Torvik), 53rd (Sports Illustrated)
2021-22 Record: 22-10, 14-4 (T-2nd in A10)
2022-23 Projected Record: 24-7, 15-3 (1st in A10)

Head-to-Head: 3-17. VCU is currently on a five game winning streak in the series, the longest in the history of the series. They had previously won four in a row on three separate occasions. The Rams have won by 20+ in three of the past four meetings. They've scored 80+ in three of the past four, while we've only scored 50+ in three of the last four. To put it simply, we have been outmatched by them more than any other team in the league (although the same was true for Dayton before this year!).

Last year's 84-57 defeat came just a game after the team had a brief pause due to COVID. Unfortunately for GW, the two teams they faced coming off the pause were Dayton and VCU so neither result was particularly surprising. The Rams took a 20 point halftime lead and never looked back, shooting 47% from the field, 44% from 3 (10 made), and 83% from the line. It's funny that VCU has a reputation of being more of a defensive team than an offensive one yet every time they play us they look like Gonzaga. We don't have the horses to provide much resistance defensively this year either but hopefully luck is finally on the side of GW when it comes to this series...

Perhaps the biggest success in that road contest was that we matched them in steals. Otherwise, offensively we shot under 40% from the field, was outrebounded by 18, finished with 11 fewer assists, and turned it over 18 times. We will need to keep the turnover number within 15 to have a chance I think. The one thing about VCU is that although they turn people over, they can cough the ball up a fair amoun

GW Women's Hoops » GW versus URI (A10 Tournament) Thread » 3/03/2023 7:23 pm

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Very proud of the team. They fought until the very end and I'm very excited to watch Nya Robertson in the years to come. Hoping the team can qualify for some postseason tournament but if not it was fun to watch Mia the one year she was in Buff and Blue (and Jayla when healthy). Hopefully the players that can come back for an extra year like Nya Lok, Mayowa, Faith etc. will do so. Lok was sensational down the stretch of the season.

WBB played well enough to get the win today, but the better team came out on top. GW played really well on D but the offense is still a work in progress. URI's length bothered the team (they were deflecting everything) but there were times where we didn't look sure of where to go with the ball. There were definitely a few transition opportunities which I'm sure the team would have loved to have back. Had a few gone GW's way it's a totally different game. The team did a lot better on the boards compared to the last meeting as well. The height disparity almost didn't feel fair though.

Regardless, the future appears bright under McCombs and the team looks poised to continue to take steps forward in the years to come. I'm definitely impressed by the progress through two years.

Finally, thanks xAC and WMC for your coverage of WBB all season!

GW Men's Hoops » Oh poop » 3/03/2023 6:10 pm

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Alum '04 wrote:

When you guys talk about JBIV going pro, do you mean NBA or in Europe? Or the G League? Why would he want G League over playing at a much higher profile school?

Overseas. JB doesn't have the defense and more importantly the three point shooting to make it on an NBA roster. If he wanted to go to a higher profile school he would have done so last year itself but it would have been a terrible decision on his part. I didn't feel the same way about Bamisile because Joe at least had the defensive potential to get minutes at a higher school with some coaching (had he chosen the right place).

Bishop has already experienced being at the higher level and riding the bench at LSU. He has proven production at GW now, but as we've seen with Bamisile if you aren't good enough defensively you won't sniff the court consistently regardless of your scoring abilities. JB's got a good role at GW, why would he leave that for a bit more money and risk wasting a year not playing as much? It's more likely that JB comes back to GW than he transfers up again. I just doubt he will score as much with hopefully a more balanced roster and he could probably make more overseas. Barring a BA-like jump from 3 his final year he's better off starting his pro career (and I say this as someone who would of course love for him to come back). His defense is what it is at this point.

GW Men's Hoops » Oh poop » 3/03/2023 2:51 pm

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I don't think this means anything. Wasn't Amir also honored last year? JB, Hunter, Q, and Theo could all theoretically come back as grad students and be honored again next year.

Regardless, the only one I'm watching for is Hunter. I'd be very impressed (and stunned) if we're able to convince JB to not go pro. I just don't see him coming back.

GW Women's Hoops » GW versus Duquesne (A10 Tournament) Thread » 3/02/2023 11:39 pm

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Survive and advance. A win is a win. Was hoping for one win against Duquesne/Loyola and we got that. Mia came through yet again and bailed us out of a game that was slipping away for much of the fourth quarter. I have no expectations tomorrow against URI but am hoping it's at least a bit more competitive than the last meeting.

Asjah had a solid game and some good takes to the basket early in the game, but twice during crunch time the play drawn up was for her to drive to the basket and shoot a layup over three Duquesne players? GW played well for three quarters, but the last quarter reverted back to no passing which got the Dukes back into the game and gave them the lead late. Scoring over 70 was definitely a success though.

Mia not making any of the all-conference teams made absolutely no sense. How does a team that finished top-half in the conference not have a single player on that list? Glad she proved everyone wrong today. That's not to mention the fact that Nya Robertson earned rookie of the week once all season. Ziegler is a good player for St. Joe's but it seemed like they just handed her the award for 80% of the year. There were definitely weeks where it should have gone to Nya.

Speaking of Nya, it was interesting that she didn't play late in the game. You would think it would make sense to have the biggest offensive threats on the floor down the stretch, but I guess McCombs decided to prioritize seniority. It's not right or wrong, just interesting. Robertson had an off game shooting which hopefully means a bounce-back tomorrow.

This team has overpeformed at times offensively despite not having a true PG. There is definitely a role for Asjah/Nya R moving forward but hopefully we land a true PG that can move the ball consistently on offense otherwise there will continue to be stagnant stretches on offense where we try to go 1-on-5 in isolation.

Mayowa didn't have the biggest scoring game, but was so good on the glass and on the defensive end that contr

Recruits » 2023 Recruits » 3/02/2023 11:53 am

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2023 SG Dramane 'Ladji' Camara

One of the top available prospects in the entire 2023 class, alongside Abass, is Dramane 'Ladji' Camara. You may not have heard of him but he is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard with long arms, loads of confidence and a flamethrower from three if he gets going. Every second he is on the court, he is a threat to drill a jumper and is not timid with his shot selection.

He is fresh off an official visit to DePaul but has also received interest from Xavier, Clemson, San Jose State, UT Chattanooga, East Carolina and George Washington.


GW Men's Hoops » GW vs Davidson Game Thread » 3/02/2023 11:00 am

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I know Davidson is in a rebuilding year, but they are never an easy team to beat - especially at their place. What made this win more "satisfying" is unlike most wins this season we found a way to come out on top when the team was trailing for most of the game. You want to be playing your best basketball in March and for the first time in a very long time I think I can say we are. We won the rebound battle (a big key), committed just 5 turnovers, and were in pretty good shape with foul trouble minus the usual culprits.

The team finished what they couldn't in the Mason home game. While shots were not falling for stretches of either game, at no point did I ever think we were taking bad shots in either contest. JB takes a few more threes than I would like given his percentages but I think he's earned the right to take most of those shots. Give a lot of credit to Davidson with the way they guarded us - I think they've improved compared to last year on that end which is crazy to say. We were trying to break their zone early with Hunter as we usually do but they did a great job staying with their man forcing Hunter to be more consistently assertive than I'm sure he would like. I agree with Gwmayhem that I'd rather Dean miss a shot than have him constantly look to hand the ball off. It makes us harder to guard and I'm sure Hunter is having a lot more fun actually being part of the offense now.

Davidson moving back to man late allowed JB to carve them up which was probably a mistake on their part, but that's where you have to give credit to Max, BA, and JB for making threes down the stretch to force them out of the zone. Max has been making big shots all season. There was a stretch in the first half where I actually wanted him to be more aggressive but his poise has been very impressive and he's played a big role in our 10 conference game season.

The difference in the game came down to which team had the player who could better take over down the stretch. Again, credit D

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs Davidson Game Thread » 3/01/2023 12:55 am

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Davidson Wildcats

Date/Time: Wednesday March 1st @ John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC.
Preseason Ranks: 105th (KenPom), 118th (Bart Torvik), 105th (Sports Illustrated)
2021-22 Record: 27-7, 15-3 (1st in A10)
2022-23 Projected Record: 15-15, 8-10 (T-8th in A10)

Head-to-Head: 13-15. Davidson has won five of the past six meetings, including last year's meeting in Foggy Bottom. GW went winless (0-6) against the six teams that finished above them in the standings, but our performance at home against Davidson was easily our best effort against that upper tier during conference play. The Buff and Blue took an eight point lead into the half, largely fueled by some exceptional shooting from deep. GW finished the game 13/30 (43%) from distance, with JB making six threes for the game. Some of his made shots were 40+ feet from the basket.

Offense wasn't a problem on that day (although it would have been nice to get to the FT line more given our 83% shooting performance) but the usual problems popped up at critical moments of the game. GW was outrebounded by eight in a game where they could have definitely won the rebounding battle, there was major foul trouble in the frontcourt (Hunter fouled out and Ricky/Noel each had four fouls), and we couldn't get a stop when needed. The Wildcats shot a blazing 56% from the field and pretty much took control in the second half. I sometimes think about Brajkovic's layup with a minute left from time to time as it was the dagger in a game we could have stolen. He drove from the right side, posted up Hunter successfully, and drew the foul for the and-one. It didn't make a difference, but Hunter somehow managed to pick up three fouls in the final minute to foul out of the game. You would think someone else would commit the intentional foul to extend the game but oh well.

Just two GW players finished in double figures despite the strong offensive performance: JB finished wi

GW Women's Hoops » GW versus UMass Thread » 2/26/2023 10:52 am

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The result wasn't a surprise. Despite the team missing out on the double bye, this year is definitely a step in the right direction for the WBB program. I think UMass showed what it takes to be a top team in the conference. They had a nice crowd too.

Last year, we were scoring in the 50s which was only good enough to beat a few teams. This year we are averaging in the 60s which is enough to beat half (to 2/3 of the teams in the A10 on a good day). In order to beat the best of the best though you have to hit the 70s somewhat consistently. To do that, you need to have skill at every position on the court. UMass had that (and a very experienced team as well). On many nights, it feels that we only have scoring threats at two spots at any time on the court. This is most glaring in the post where other teams not only have better size than GW but players who are more skilled offensively.

I think the coaching staff is definitely working hard to generate better shots on the offensive end, but the talent isn't fully there yet (again trending in the right direction though). Nya's deep threes are fun to watch when they go in but I still feel like they aren't always within the flow of the offense. Robertson's skillset is huge to bail out a team late (she definitely is on track to make first-team all-A10 down the road) in the shot clock but earlier in the possession the team needs to try to get better looks. This may again be tied to having more talent at other positions. Good to see Asjah have a better game and Faith putting up more shots.

Having said all that, UMass made some absolutely ridiculous shots - a number of made threes were contested and they weren't missing so this was probably a loss regardless. It didn't help that we have been dealing with injury issues as well.

I think one win in the conference tournament will be a success. If I'm not mistaken we would then face URI in the quarters which is likely too tall a task (literally and figuratively). Would have loved

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs LaSalle Game Thread » 2/26/2023 10:52 am

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Great win! This is one the team needed to create a bit of separation from the teams below them in the standings.

As others mentioned, GW didn't play exactly poorly in the first half but were trailing going into halftime due to the number of second chance opportunities La Salle had to score. Half of their points came from offensive rebounding (21) while GW only had 5. I know the zone has been good to us the past couple games but La Salle was coming into this game shooting the 3 pretty well. I think we were a bit slower to get out of it than I would've liked, especially when Nickelberry entered the game. The zone gave them both threes and extra chances. I get that we were worried about dribble penetration but I'm not sure it was worth conceding threes and rebounds.

Not sure where Patsos got that La Salle was the worst offensive rebounding team in the league because the Explorers were third best in the A10 coming into the game. I had mentioned that they have been largely neutralized there in their previous five games but offensive rebounding is one of their strengths.

I would honestly put a couple of our 12 turnovers in the "good" category because it was clear that we were trying to hit a cutter getting to the basket but mistimed the pass. I've just been so impressed with the offense that Boisvert and other assistants have assembled. It's been a true pleasure watching us on that side of the ball and actually see movement off the ball.

I know this is nitpicking a bit and is partly a product of guys playing a lot of minutes, but it would be nice if we finished better at the free throw line. We've been winning the past few so it's been brushed aside but yesterday marked the seventh straight game where we shot under 70% from the FT line. This is disappointing because we do have good FT shooters and began conference play as one of the best in the league. Perhaps this is just things averaging out (and other teams making them against us to average our luck earlier in the

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs LaSalle Game Thread » 2/25/2023 1:52 am

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La Salle Explorers (Game 2)

Date/Time: Saturday February 25th @ 6:00 PM ET at The Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, DC.

Game 1 Result: La Salle 75, GW 64 (Bishop 14, Edwards 14, Adams 12, Lindo 10)
La Salle Preview: Link
La Salle Record Since Last Matchup: 4-2 (Wins at St. Joe's, at St. Bonaventure, vs. UMass, vs. Richmond; Losses @ George Mason, vs. Duquesne)

Projected Starting Lineup:
Khalil Brantley (Sophomore; Brooklyn, NY) 14 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.5 spg; 39% FG, 30% 3-PT, 76% FT
      Game 1 @ La Salle: 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists; 4-14 FG, 0-4 3-PT, 7-8 FT in 36 minutes.

Fousseyni Drame (Senior; Bamako, Mali) 9.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1 spg; 43% FG, 25% 3-PT, 63% FT
      Game 1 @ La Salle: 10 points, 9 rebounds; 4-7 FG, 1-2 3-PT, 1-2 FT in 33 minutes.

Jhamir Brickus (Junior; Coatesville, PA) 9 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.2 spg; 45% FG, 40% 3-PT, 77% FT
      Game 1 @ La Salle: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals; 3-7 FG, 2-4 3-PT, 3-4 FT in 36 minutes.

Hassan Drame (Senior; Bamako, Mali) 6.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.1 spg; 37% FG, 32% 3-PT, 71% FT
      Game 1 @ La Salle: 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals; 1-3 FG, 0-2 3-PT, 5-7 FT in 24 minutes.

Mamadou Doucoure (Senior; Bamako, Mali) 3.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg; 53% FG, 67% FT
      Game 1 @ La Salle: 6 points, 3 rebounds; 3-5 FG in 15 minutes.

Projected Bench:
Josh Nickelberry (Senior; Fayetteville, NC) 11.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg; 40% FG, 40% 3-PT, 81% FT
      Game 1 @ La Salle: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists; 5-7 FG, 2-3 3-PT in 17 minutes.

Anwar Gill (Junior; Washington, DC) 8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.3 apg; 45% FG, 29% 3-PT, 53% FT
      Game 1 @ La Salle: 6 points; 3-4 FG, 0-2 FT in 15 minutes.

Daeshon Shep

GW Men's Hoops » Early Vote For Coach of the Year » 2/23/2023 4:38 pm

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It probably goes to whoever finishes higher in the standings between Duquesne and Fordham.

Dunphy has done a great job at La Salle this season but I don't think it's enough to be a finalist for the award. He is probably third though. It might have been Schmidt had Bona not fallen recently.

Dambrot has done a great job turning around Duquesne after a rough year, but Urgo is my pick even if Duquesne overtakes them in the standings.

Urgo's not only done a great job making adjustments at halftime on the court but he's generated program excitement in general. I've never seen Rose Hill look the way it did for the GW game. The fact that Fordham is in contention for a double bye makes this one almost a no-brainer for me. Neptune definitely started it, but Urgo played a role in recruiting those players. He did leave for Villanova late in the offseason making it harder for players to transfer but I think the players on the team like Urgo and would have stayed regardless.

The analytic angle is an interesting one though. I truthfully don't know if that's a primary consideration during the process.

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