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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:47 p.m.

Dan Guest to transfer from men’s basketball team

Sophomore guard Dan Guest charges down the court during the Colonials' Feb. 25 game against Duquesne. | Hatchet File Photo

Sophomore guard Dan Guest will depart from the Colonial program for next season, a spokesperson said Wednesday.

This was first reported by Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com who released the first edition of his 2012 Transfer List today.

“The team and staff at GW wishes Dan nothing but the best in his future both on the basketball court and off,” an athletics communications spokesperson said.

Guest played in 30 games for the Colonials this year, averaging .8 points per game, .4 minutes per game and .5 assists per game. He shot 40.9 percent on the year, including 33.3 percent from three-point range. The 6-foot-2 guard, along with junior guard Bryan Bynes, was often used to provide relief to senior point guard Tony Taylor, including a Feb. 25 game against Duquesne where Guest played arguably his best game as a Colonial.

Guest’s departure would open another scholarship for head coach Mike Lonergan, meaning when the spring signing period opens April 11, Lonergan could sign an additional recruit to his current four-man class. Along with Villanova transfer Isaiah Armwood, that move would bring the 2012 recruiting class to six.