GW transfer Jorgensen to Butler

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Butler has added experience and talent to its backcourt of the future.

George Washington transfer Paul Jorgensen is headed to Indianapolis and coach Chris Holtmann, he announced Wednesday afternoon.

“Growing up, Butler was the school that I always wanted and dreamed about playing there,” Jorgensen, a New York native, told the Indianapolis Star.

The 6-foot-2 guard will have to sit out the upcoming season under NCAA transfer rules, but will then have two years of eligibility remaining, which will allow him to step into a backcourt that will be thin on experience come 2017-18. He averaged 15.7 minutes per game as a sophomore for the Colonials, scoring 4.9 points and dishing out 2.1 assists.

He’ll join former GW teammate Kethan Savage at Butler. Savage joined the Bulldogs before last season and will be eligible in 2016-17.

Butler went 22-11 overall and 10-8 in the Big East with an NCAA tournament Round of 32 appearance last season.

George Washington gets a commitment from … Prince Harry of Harlem? (VIDEO)

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George Washington made some noise on Thursday night, as the Colonials landed their second commitment in the Class of 2014 as Don Bosco Prep point guard Paul Jorgensen made his pledge:


Don Bosco Prep plays a high level of high school basketball, and Jorgensen, a 6-foot-3 point guard, is a three-star recruit on Rivals. No matter how you slice it, this is a nice pickup for Mike Lonergan.

But that’s not what is great about this news.

What makes it awesome is Jorgensen’s nickname: The Prince Harry of Harlem. He earned it after this performance at a high school all-star game in New York to honor the late Alimoe:

Personally, I would have called him Billy Hoyle, but Prince Harry of Harlem works, too.

Colonial fans, it looks like you’re going to like this kid.