Episcopal guard Kethan Savage, a rising senior, on Saturday morning committed to play for George Washington.

Savage, who is 6 feet 3, can play either guard position. He transferred to Episcopalfrom Chantilly and repeated his junior year at the Alexandria boarding school. Savage averaged 17.7 points and helped the Maroon to a 25-3 record and the Interstate Athletic Conference championship.

Kethan Savage becomes the first high school player to commit to play for GW’s new coach Mike Lonergan. (John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

“It’s a national university but fortunately it’s a local school as well,” Fitzpatrick said.

As for what position Savage is best suited to play in college, Fitzpatrick said, “I think that’s a great question. What most people will tell you is the kid is a talented basketball player. Right now, he’s considered a combo guard at the next level. To me, that is a positive thing. For Episcopal High School, he plays point guard. He handles the basketball extremely well and his decision making improved tremendously this past year.”

Savage’s commitment finishes a big week for Colonials first-year coach Mike Lonergan and his staff, who previously landed former Montrose Christian standout Isaiah Armwood. He transferred from Villanova and will have two seasons of eligibility beginning in 2012-13.