Kyprianos Maragkos, a 2012 power forward, has committed to GW, The Recruit Scoop reported.
Maragkos is ranked by Eurohopes.com as the ninth-best overall prospect in Europe for players born in 1994.
The 6-foot-9, 220 pound big man averaged 9.7 points and 4.3 rebounds this July for his U-18 Greece team that competed in the European championships. The Greece native currently attends the Blue Ridge School in Charlottesville, Va., and his high school coach, Bill Ramsey, told The News Virginian that Maragkos “can play both the 4 and 5 and is a very good 3-point shooter.”
“He’s as equally comfortable playing with his back to the basket as he is stepping out and shooting. He’s physical. He’s not like a finesse European player,” Ramsey told The News Virginian. “He likes to mix it up.”
Maragkos only arrived stateside Sept. 2 but quickly garnered much attention from collegiate programs. Other schools rumored to be in the mix for the forward included Maryland, UAB, UNC Charlotte, Gonzaga and American.
Maragkos is the second Colonials recruit commitment under first-year head coach Mike Lonergan, joining Alexandria guard Kethan Savage.
Fans at the Smith Center had two reasons to be excited Tuesday night: not only did the Washington Kastles defeat the Springfield Lasers 4-1, but First Lady Michelle Obama was there to cheer on the home team.
The University’s fledgling combination cross country and track team filled in several organizational blanks Thursday when fourth-year head coach Terry Weir announced the fall schedule of cross country races as well as the incoming recruiting class.
Nero, who recently started his tenure as chair of the A-10 athletics director council, plans to stay just as active during the summer as he did during the academic year, working incessantly to capitalize on last season’s triumphs.
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.
It's deja vu all over again for the baseball team, who gave credence to the old baseball adage in a three-game series sweep over Rhode Island this weekend, capped off by a complete game Sunday by sophomore pitcher Bobby LeWarne.
You can call it a "Nero-recruited class." They are the second group of freshmen recruited by coaching staffs who were either retained or hired under third-year athletic director Patrick Nero. At the third-annual Georgey Awards, the best rookies displayed the new era in GW athletics.