George Washington has added a shooter for the 2015-16 season, as Dartmouth transfer Alex Mitola has committed to the program, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com.
Mitola averaged double-figures all three years he played for the Big Green, posting 12.4 points while shooting 36.6 percent from three as a junior. He’s a small guard — listed at a generous 5-foot-11 — but, according to one Ivy League coach, “he is fast and shoots the ball lights out.”
He’ll be eligible immediately at GW.
Mitola will be a good fit for GW in that sense, as the Colonials really struggled shooting the ball from the perimeter last season. They missed the presence of Maurice Creek, who graduated in 2014, and while Mitola doesn’t have the same size or ability as Creek, he should be able to help stretch the floor.
Mike Lonergan will have some talent up front in 2015-16. Not only will Kevin Larsen and Patricio Garino be back for their senior seasons, but Yuta Watanabe is in line for an excellent sophomore year and Wake Forest transfer Tyler Cavanaugh will be eligible this season. but with Kethan Savage and Nick Griffin transferring, GW needed some back court depth.