George Washington loses starting guard to transfer

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George Washington took a huge hit to its hopes for next season as the school announced that junior guard Kethan Savage intends to transfer.

“Kethan indicated that he wants to pursue an opportunity to play point guard full time, so we’re allowing him to seek a transfer,” George Washington head coach Mike Lonergan said in the release. “We appreciate the contributions Kethan made to the program over the last three years.”

The 6-foot-3 junior was a double-figure scorer during his last two seasons with Colonials as Savage averaged 11.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in 2014-15.

Savage saw his field-goal percentage take a dip in his junior campaign, though, as he went from 51 percent shooting as a sophomore to 40 percent shooting from the field this season.