Troy Webster, a 6-foot-4, 210 pound all-state guard from New Jersey and former teammate of George Washington freshman Mike Brown, announced yesterday he plans to attend GW next season.
Webster, the leading scorer in New Jersey this year with a 31.7-point average, made his announcement after a two-day visit to George Washington this weekend.
The other schools he had visited are De Paul, Villanova, Syracuse and Georgia Tech. Webster said last night Villanova was his top choice until he saw the GW-Rutgers game Saturday and then visited the GW campus Sunday and Monday.
He said the chance to play with Brown again was his main reason for choosing GW. Other reasons he listed were academics, a chance to play right away and his liking for GW's man-to-man defense and style of play.
"He's the best defensive high school player his size I've ever seen," said GW Coach Gerry Gimelstob. "He's the leading scorer in the state and the best thing he does is play defense."
Webster's team, Scott High School of East Orange, is ranked second in the state.
"When I saw the game Saturday, I decided Brown needed my help. Everybody talks about Milt Wagner and Billy Thompson (from Camden High School; the 6-foot-9 Thompson has announced he will join Wagner at Louisville next year). And they forgot about us. Mike Brown and I will put George Washington on the map. I think we'll have a good shot at making the NCAAs next year."
The commitment is not official until the mid-April signing date for the national letter of intent.