George Washington (0-0) vs Hood College (0-0)
When: Friday, November 1st at 7p.m.
Where: Charles E. Smith Center, Washington D.C.
TV: None / Radio: TuneIn
George Washington: N/A
Notes – George Washington host Division III Hood College in an exhibition match-up.
First look at George Washington under new head coach Jamion Christian.
Colonials – (18-19)
63.5 - points per game
71.4 - points against
40.4 - Field goal %
Blazers – (18-19)
81.9 - points per game
76.3 - points against
45.3 - field goal %
Keep an eye on:
Arnaldo Toro: returns from missing 26 games last season due to hip surgery. Toro started the first seven games of the 2018-2019 season and averaged a near double double with 10.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. His impact inside was sorely missed last season and no other Colonial could fully fill the void. With him returning, GW has one of the A-10’s best rebounders and finishers around the basket.
Who Made Another Leap: in their individual games this summer. Junior guard and George Washington’s returning leading scorer from last season Maceo Jack (pictured above) made a big leap last season after averaging 11.5 points(13.5 points during A-10 play) per game. Jack led the team in three pointers made with 64 and led the team in free throw shooting at 87 percent. Another leap this season would put Jack in possible All Conference discussions.
Juniors Justin Mazzulla and center Javier Langarica also took noticeable jumps in their games last season. Mazzulla averaged 8.9 points and a team high 3.5 assist per game running point, while Langarica, led the team in rebounding at 5.3 rebounds a game after Toro went down. Consistency and efficiency scoring the ball will be the thing to watch throughout the season from Mazzulla and Langarica.
Also keep an eye on shifty senior point guard Armel Potter, high motor senior guard Justin Williams and promising sophomore forward Mezie Offurum who’s versatility on both ends will be a counted on greatly throughout the season.
Mason Wang: is the floor leader for Hood College and one of the top guards in Division III, especially in this region. The 5’11 guard finished fourth in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth in scoring (17.9 ppg), eighth in 3-point percentage (37.7), fifth in free throw percentage (81.6) and second in steals at 2 per game. Wang led Hood to a 17-10 record last season and is a big reason why they’re picked to finish first in in the MAC Commonwealth Preseason Poll this season.