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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 01/16/2012

Landon All-Met guard Joe McDonald nears choice between Princeton, George Washington

Landon’s Joe McDonald (Richard A. Lipski - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Landon senior All-Met guard Joe McDonald said on Friday he will announce within the next two weeks his commitment to either Princeton or George Washington, with the decision possibly coming in the next few days.

A 6-foot-1 point guard, McDonald is averaging 21.1 points per game as Landon has started 9-5. Last season, he averaged 17.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and four assists for the Bears en route to a 19-6 record.

“It’s very tough to choose,” said McDonald, who was at Bullis to watch the Bulldogs take on Episcopal. “Those two schools have been recruiting me very hard, since I was a sophomore. They’re both very close. … It’ll be tough but I’m getting close. Every day I talk with my mom about what’s best for me.”

McDonald said academics are important to him, “and obviously it’s hard to beat Princeton,” but said GW also has a strong academic reputation and that not much separates the schools in his mind. McDonald was a standout wide receiver on the football team this fall and initially said he would not choose a school until the spring.

The Bears have won five of their last six games, with the only blemish a 71-55 loss to No. 6 Episcopal, and travel to No. 7 Bullis on Tuesday.

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