Friday, August 21, 2009

This Year's Freshmen: Lasan Kromah

Post by Chris

Next up in our This Year's Freshman series is local recruit Lasan Kromah from Prince George's County, Maryland.

Lasan is 6'4” to 6'6”, 175 to 185 pounds and went to Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt.

The good: According to Keith Stevens, a director of Triple Threat (an AAU
team) Kromah has displayed an ability to shoot and finish craftily around the basket. Kromah has said that he will play as a guard in college, though he played the three position in high school (a sign of his willingness to put team before his own desires - seemingly a necessity with GW). Brenden O'Connell from Roosevelt said "He is definitely a Division I prospect. He is hitting nearly 45 percent of his 3-point attempts, but mostly he is just a flat-out scorer. He can shoot deep, get to the rim and he has a good mid-range game. I think he has the skills to play wing guard in college, though as he gets bigger and stronger, I think he can also play small forward at the next level." Good, because GW will need scorers.

The bad: According to Lasan himself, to prepare for college, he needs to improve his ball handling in traffic and the overall consistency of his game – particularly on the defensive end of the floor. Let's hope his consistency has improved, as we all know what happens on this team when you're inconsistent!

Why is he coming to Foggy Bottom when he had offers from VCU, GMU, UNCW, among others? He spoke to the Post's Recruiting Insider blog:

"Other schools were recruiting me and calling sometimes, but George Washington was the most consistent, staying in contact and showing a lot of interest," Kromah said. "There's a bond there that I feel comfortable with."

"I felt comfortable with [George Washington's] coaching staff, their style of up-and-down, fast-break play."

And awesomely, Kromah has lots of videos on the interwebs:

--Shooting in a 3 point contest
--Interview after a game
--Capitol Hoops interview

Photo by Chris Gregory/GW Hatchet

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