To wit, Sports Illustrated has an article about how transfers have become more important, starting with a photo of coach Mike Lonergan and talking about Maurice Creek and Zeke Armwood. The article begins:
WASHINGTON -- A few blocks from the United Nations D.C. offices on K Street, George Washington University has emerged as the free-market face of college basketball. A program picked 10th in the 13-team Atlantic 10 has catapulted out to a 12-2 start and is on the cusp of the program's first NCAA Tournament bid since 2007.
The dim expectations appeared justified. The Colonials stumbled to a 13-17 record last season, and two of their top players transferred -- Lasan Kromah to UConn and David Pellom to Memphis. But thanks to Indiana transfer Mo Creek and former Villanova captain Isaiah Armwood, George Washington has defeated Creighton and Maryland and become an archetype for building a modern college basketball program.
"We're Transfer U," said GW assistant Maurice Joseph, who fittingly jumped from Michigan State to Vermont as a player.No idea what UN offices they are talking about, though, and how that actually applies to this argument. Maybe they are confusing the UN with the IMF and World Bank, as in they support free trade? I dunno -- and also this is a very GW discussion to be having. In any case, nice to see such praise in a big article. There's actually a lot more too about how Lonergan worked to find these guys, how well they fit in here, and how they're building national prominence.