Colonial of the Week - GW Men's Basketball's Patricio Garino
Senior averaged 18.0 points in three games and led GW to a win over No. 6 Virginia
Name: Patricio Garino
Sport: Men's Basketball
Hometown: Mar del Plata, Argentina
High School: Montverde (FL) Academy
Garino averaged 18.0 points per game on 61.3 percent shooting (19-31), including 57.1 percent (4-7) from 3-point range, in leading the Colonials to a 3-0 record from Nov. 16-22.
The swingman from Argentina led GW to its first win over a top-6 ranked team since Feb. 24, 1996, as the Colonials defeated No. 6 Virginia on Monday night. In front of a sold-out Charles E. Smith Center, Garino scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting. He thwarted rallies by Virginia on a couple occasions, as the Cavaliers took a one-point lead twice in the second half only to see Garino respond to give GW the lead back. After UVA edged ahead 40-39, he knocked down a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession, and when the Cavaliers went ahead 55-54, he answered with a layup and drew a foul, knocking down a free throw to complete a three-point play.
In a road win at South Florida on Thursday, Garino scored a game-high 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting while adding two steals and a block. He capped the week with a third straight 18-point performance, making 6-of-11 shots and helping GW to a 92-81 victory over Army on Sunday night.