Washington, D.C., Region

2006 George Washington

Pops Mensah-Bonsu
Pops Mensah-Bonsu rebounds, dunks and blocks shots like a prototypical center. (John McDonnell -- The Washington Post)

Originally this was going to be the George Washington team from 1955 but the current Colonials have broken most of the school records set by that '55 team. This year's Colonials have depth and balanced scoring from all five of their starters. Maureece Rice comes off the bench and provides instant offense as the sixth man and reserves Regis Koundjia and Montrell McDonald can also be counted upon when needed. Pops Mensah-Bonsu gives George Washington an athletic and imposing center and wing players Mike Hall and Carl Elliot can get hot from the three-point line and light up the scoreboard. Perhaps the most athletic player on the team and one of the most in the nation, Danilo Pinnock, can get to the basket almost anytime he wants and might be the best dunker in school history. While not necessarily on the level of some of the all-time great teams, this George Washington team could present problems for anyone with its superior athleticism and frantic style.

Point Guard

Carl Elliot, 11.1 ppg, 4.1 assists/game
Can hit the three-pointer, pass the ball and is proficient at running the Colonials fast-break offense.

Guard

Danilo Pinnock, 14.8 ppg, 2.5 steals/game
An explosive dunker, the athletic Pinnock is capable of making a difference on both ends of the court with his pressure defense.

Guard

Mike Hall, 11.1 ppg, 7.3 rebounds/game
A classic swingman, Hall can penetrate to the bucket, hit the outside shot and rebound.

Forward

Omar Williams, 7.4 ppg, 1 block/game
A solid all-around player, Williams can do a bit of everything.

Center

Pops Mensah-Bonsu, 13.3 ppg, 57 percent FGs
One of the most popular players ever on the Foggy Bottom campus, Mensah-Bonsu can be dominant.

Rest of the Roster
Guard: Maureece Rice
Guard: Montrell McDonald
Guard: Rob Diggs
Guard: Keri Gonsalves
Guard: Noel Wilmore
Guard: Dominic Green
Forward: Alexander Kireev
Forward: Regis Koundjia
Forward: Dior Toney


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