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Dartmouth transfer Alex Mitola is heading to George Washington

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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

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.

Alex Mitola’s buzzer-beater three gives Dartmouth a 58-55 overtime win over Northern Illinois (VIDEO)

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Dartmouth and Northern Illinois went to overtime on Friday night in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Alex Mitola, the 5-foot-11 junior guard, accounted for all of Dartmouth’s points in overtime, hitting four 3-pointers, including the game-winner. Mitola was 4-of-5 from the field in overtime. He had been 2-of-10 entering the extra frame. Mitola ended with a game-high 18 points.

Dartmouth needed an offensive spark. After leading by 14 at halftime, the Big Green scored only 13 points in the second half with only one field goal in the final seven minutes of regulation.

Both teams moved to .500 with the Big Green improving to 5-5 and the Huskies dropping to 4-4.