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Correction appended

Shannon Cranshaw is the latest 2013 recruit to verbally commit to the Colonials, with Brett McCormick of the All-Star Girls Report indicating that the guard intends to play for GW.

“Shannon Cranshaw 5-9 G 2013 from Father Lopez HS FL has given her verbal to George Washington,” McCormick tweeted.

Cranshaw confirmed the news on her own Twitter account, retweeting many messages of congratulations on her decision to play for the Colonials. She’s the second 2013 recruit for GW, following Caira Washington, a 6-foot-3 center from Georgetown Day School.

Cranshaw was a key figure in Father Lopez’s playoff run last season, including an effort against a rival high school where she added 22 points. A video of her junior year highlights can be seen below.

This article was updated August 23, 2012 to reflect the following:

An earlier version misspelled Shannon Cranshaw’s last name. The post has been updated with the correct spelling.

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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 12:20 p.m.

Maragkos committs to GW

Kyprianos Maragkos, a 2012 power forward, has committed to GW, The Recruit Scoop reported.

Maragkos is ranked by 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.

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