At GW: Has spent the last three years as a team manager for the Colonials men's basketball team ... was the founder and president of the George Washington University Club Basketball Team.
As a senior in 2008-09:
played in GW's exhib., had 2 stls. in 4 min. vs. W.Georgia (11-8-08)
appeared briefly in the UMBC, Harvard and Fordham games
High School: Did not play varsity basketball in high school but did play cornerback for his nationally ranked football team at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School under Maryland State Hall of Fame coach Bob Milloy ... member of the National Honor Society with a 3.8 GPA.
Personal: Born February 16, 1987 in Silver Spring, MD ... full name is Jeffrey Luke Alston ... son of Kim Alston ... has an older sister, Jaime Onque (30) ... enjoys working out, cooking, football and watching game film ... aspires to be a coach of a Division I basketball program ... major is business/sport management.
Watanabe Named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - After turning in one of the finest defensive seasons in school history, senior guard Yuta Watanabe highlighted GW men's basketball's...
Men's Basketball Hands Out Awards at Team Banquet
In addition to everything he does for the team defensively, Watanabe has turned in his finest season offensively, leading the team in scoring, three-point...
Men's Basketball Falls Short at Dayton, 88-78
DAYTON, Ohio -- On Saturday afternoon at UD Arena, the GW men’s basketball team and Dayton Flyers entered their matchup with identical conference...
A Fitting End
Yuta Watanabe figured he’d shed a few tears on Senior Night, but the GW guard believed he’d be able to fend them off until the postgame locker...
Watanabe Makes Senior Night His Night in GW Win
WASHINGTON -- It was Senior Night on Wednesday at the Charles E. Smith Center and with all due respect to grad transfers Patrick Steeves and Bo Zeigler,...
United by Hoops
Visitors to the on-campus apartment shared by GW seniors Jack Granger, Patrick Steeves, Yuta Watanabe and Bo Zeigler, are greeted by the Stars and Stripes...
Men's Basketball Falls at Saint Louis, 62-53
SAINT LOUIS -- After finding its footing offensively in a recent five-game stretch that had produced four victories and an average of 82.2 points per game,...
Men's Basketball Visits Saint Louis
TIPPING OFF: The streaking GW men’s basketball team looks to continue its hot streak as it heads on the road for a Saturday evening contest at Saint...