Wednesday, March 23, 2011

GW's Season Recap: Not too shabby. What do you think?

I think most people have to agree that all things considered, this season went pretty well. After losing Lasan Kromah, who had a great season as a freshman, right before the year started, there was a lot of doom and gloom. There were early losses to BU, Hampton, UNC-Wilmington, and in the BB&T, Navy, and lots of folks (including me, sort of) were calling for Hobbs's head.

But then things started to improve, Nemanja Mikic came on as an awesome shooter (and Washington's Newest Nemanjament), the guys started to find their roles, Tony Taylor became an absolute beast, and GW won 8 of 9 at the end of the OOC schedule and start of A-10 play.

There were still boneheaded plays, missed free throws aplenty, and questionable coaching (defending the 3 was painful at times), but soon enough GW was 10-6 in conference and 17-14 overall. The good guys ended the season winning 5 of 7, Dwayne Smith and David Pellom had some good games, Katuka had some double-doubles, and Jabari Edwards turned on the defense.

Who woulda thunk it. Hobbs turned around what could have been his worst season into one of his better coaching performances.

And there was other good news too: there didn't seem to be much intra-team conflict, no players left (as far as we know), and crowds got bigger and louder as the season went on. There was a cool story about the new mayor, Vince Gray, who is an African American and was the president of a Jewish frat during his time at GW.

Jack Kvancz announced his retirement and the university announced a review of athletics, hopefully to make it better. I say that's good because it'll be nice to get in some fresh blood, but Kvancz did do a good job as AD. Can't beat that 2005-2006 season.

Plus GW started to put out some cool videos and do more marketing, and there was the whole Professor KASMIR saga with a new GW hero emerging.

I'm looking forward to next season. Eric Copes, Jonathan Davis, Lasan Kromah, Nemanja Mikic, Dwayne Smith, David Pellom... yes please.

But that's my thoughts -- what do you think?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tony Taylor was the second all conference selection.

Anonymous said...

second team...sorry, mikic with freshman record.

Andrew said...

Yeah, I thought he got it but I didn't see it on GWSports. Maybe I missed it. Was it freshman or overall record?

John Carter said...

I'm a big Taylor fan. It does however look like many people on the different blogs don't seem to care much for his talent.

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