GW MBB Week in Review

By: Harry Falber

The Week That Was (1-3)

81-73 Loss vs. Georgia (in Kansas City)

81-74 Loss vs. UAB (in Kansas City)

74-68 Loss vs. Penn State

77-74 win @ Harvard

The Week Ahead

12/3 vs. South Florida

12/4 vs. Florida State

12/7 @ Temple

The Good

  • Tyler Cavanaugh has continued to lead the way for the Colonials averaging 18.4 points and 8 rebounds per game, while also leading the team in minutes. If he got hurt, there isn’t much the Colonials will be able to do
  • Jaren Sina. Mike Lonergan has always had success when it came to bringing in transfer (see Cavanaugh above) and Sina is no exception. Through the first 7 games, he’s tied with Cavanaugh with 33 minutes per game and scoring 11.1 points per game. He’s only averaging 2.3 assists per game though and as the starting point guard playing that many minutes, which should be higher.
  • Colin Smith and Arnaldo Toro: These guys have been an awesome pickup for the Colonials. Look for them to thrive in this program for years to come.

The Bad

  • Three point shooting. This is still an issue. The colonials aren’t making their 3’s this year. Cavanaugh only shooting 29% from three is a shocking development after he was so good last year. Gotta hit these shots if they want to score points and win games.
  • Yuta getting hurt. Yuta was seen around campus with a walking boot on his after missing the past two games with an injury. After Cavanaugh, Yuta is the next player on the list of players that the Colonials can’t afford to lose if they want to go anywhere this season. If he’s out for any extended period of time, especially during A-10 play, it’s going to be a rough stretch.

Overall

  • Not that good. Good teams don’t lose these games and good teams beat Harvard by a lot more than 2 points. GW needs to be a lot better than 4-3 right now. Even though GW is a very young team with a new coach, I still believe that this start is a disappointment.

Game to watch:

  • GW plays Florida State on Sunday December 4th from the Verizon Center. This is a really cool game since GW gets to play at their home cities NBA arena. Should be a great environment

Posted on December 2, 2016, in GW Basketball. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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