Monday, July 1, 2013

Three transfers, three freshman coming in: Mike Lonergan and have a lot about it!

Six new faces are joining the team: transfers Maurice Creek, Domonique Bull and Ryan McCoy and freshmen Nick Griffin, Miguel Cartagena and Skyler White. That's a lot to chew on, but luckily GW has a few things to help.

For one, they have a video about the the six here, with coach Mike Lonergan talking about them. Maybe we should starting calling them the Big Six, or something catchier than that?

In short, Bull transferred from Missouri, Creek came from Indiana (where he graduated) and McCoy transferred from Manhattan. Creek, a 6'5" guard, was the highest scoring freshman in the country in 2009-2010. Bull is a 6'4" guard and McCoy is a 6'9" forward. It seems that Creek has one year left while McCoy has 2 and Bull has 3, so that's good!

GW also put together this pretty awesome post: 10 reasons you should be excited about the transfers. Good stuff. You are doing yourself a disservice if you don't check it out.

So how about the freshmen? Griffin is a 6'2" guard from Maryland and was named the 72nd best shooting guard in the country by ESPN. Cartagena is a 6'1" guard and played with Pato Garino at Monteverde Academy in Florida, and was rated the 164th best guard by ESPN. White is a shooting and 6'8" forward from Northfield-Mount Hermon Academy, which won this year's national prep championship. He was nominated for the  McDonald's All America honors.

All in all, this sounds pretty great. Also nice to see the transfers with a few years left. Here's Domonique Bull dancing, which is kind of how I feel.

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