Annual GW Commencement on National Mall Punctuates Collegiate Experience
GW (6-7) vs. St. Bonaventure (7-6) | Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 | Charles E. Smith Center | 7:00 p.m.
Senior Expected to be Sidelined an Additional 4-to-6 Weeks
GWsports.com Previews the 2012-13 Men's Basketball Season
GW Coach Mike Lonergan Faces Alma Mater and Former Program
GW Men's Basketball vs. La Salle (2/29/12)
GW Men's Basketball vs. Saint Joseph's (2/18/12)
GW Men's Basketball vs. Loyola (Md.) (12/7/11)
GW Men's Basketball vs. VCU (12/4/11)
GW Men's Basketball at Kansas State (12/1/11)
Missed entire 2012-13 season due to wrist injury ... Underwent second surgery to left wrist on Nov. 26 to address continued pain following July wrist surgery ... Had surgery to left wrist in July 2012, anticipated timetable for return was 4-to-5 months from date of offseason surgery.
As a Junior in 2011-12:
Averaged career-best 10.4 points on GW single-season record 68.5 percent shooting, and team-best 6.1 rebounds in 26.8 minutes in 27 games played ... Converted 122-of-178 field goals to pace Atlantic 10 and rank fourth in nation at 68.5 percent ... Posted six double-doubles - most for GW player since 2007-08 season - including five in season's final six games ... First GW player in at least 23 seasons with four consecutive double-doubles following 16-point, 11-rebound outing versus La Salle (2/29/12) ... Third consecutive double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Duquesne (2/25/12). First GW player with three straight double-doubles since 2007-08 season ... Posted back-to-back 12-point, 11-rebound double-doubles vs. Saint Joseph's (2/18/12) and Charlotte (2/22/12); DNP at Fordham and La Salle, and vs. Xavier (left knee injury) ... Recorded first double-double of season - third of career - with 17 points and 11 rebounds in victory over Rhode Island (1/11/12) ... Scored career-high 22 points on 9-of-9 shooting, including 18 second-half points on 8-of-8 shooting, against James Madison (12/22/11) ... DNP vs. Bradley (12/15/11), served one-game suspension for violation of Athletics Department policy ... Reached double-figures for the second straight game with team-high 12 points at #3 Syracuse (12/10/11) ... Made 8-of-9 field goals, including four dunks, for career-high 19 points, added season-best six rebounds and two steals against Loyola (MD) (12/7/11) ... Offensive rebound tip-dunk at 15:21 of first half at Kansas State (12/1/11) featured as No. 8 play on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Night.
As a Sophomore in 2010-11:
team leader in FG% at .540 (81-150)--min. 25 FGM
team leader in rebounding (5.2 rpg)
team leader in defensive rebounds (106)
owes his high FG% to often finishing alley-oops
career-high 11 rebs., 6 pts., 3 assts. vs. Hampton (11-23-10)
added 9 pts., 2 assts., blk., stl. vs. UNC Wilmington (11-29-10)
1st career dbl.-dbl. w/ 11 pts., 13 rebs.,blk.,stl. vs. Navy (12-5-10)
9 pts., 2 assts., 2 blks., 2 stls. vs. Towson (12-8-10)
10 pts., 8 rebs., 2 blks. vs. Holy Cross (12-31-10)
scored career-high 12 pts. on 5-7 FGs vs. La Salle (1-5-11)
scored 11 pts., 9 rebs., blk., stl. @ Saint Joseph's (1-8-11)
finished a trio of alley-oops for 6 pts. vs. Fordham (1-12-11)
6 pts. on 3-4 FGs w/ 4 rebs. @ Richmond (1-19-11)
6 pts. on 3-4 FGs w/ 3 rebs., 2 blks., 2 assts. vs. Saint Louis (1-29-11)
8 pts. on 4-6 FGs, 7 rebs., 3 assts., 2 stls. @ Charlotte (2-5-11)
13 rebs., 2 blks., 2 stls. @ La Salle (2-19-11)
4-5 FGs for 8 pts. @ Rhode Island (3-2-11)
career-high 16 pts. on 6-7 FGs, 7 rebs. vs. Dayton (3-5-11)
As a Freshman in 2009-10:
began his college career in his hometown-scored 11 pts. on 4-4 shooting w/ 5 rebs., asst., blk., stl. at UNCW (11-15-09)
grabbed game-high 11 rebs. w/ 6 pts., 2 blks. vs. UMBC (11-21-09)
2-3 FGs incl. first collegiate 3-pter., 3 stls. vs. Howard (1-2-10)
started UR game, 2-2 FGs, 4 pts., 3 rebs., vs. Richmond (1-23-10)
added 8 pts., 5 rebs., 2 stls. @ #25 Richmond (2-20-10)
Averaged 15.8 points, eight rebounds and four assists as a senior at New Hanover High School. Pellom was named First Team All-Conference after helping lead New Hanover to an 18-8 record as a senior under coach Kirk Angel. Scouts considered Pellom an exceptional passer with a quick first step.
Born David William Pellom on October 15, 1990 in Wilmington, NC ... son of Jimmie and Andrea Simmons ... has one older brother, Jimmaul and two younger sisters, Alexandria and Mariah ... enjoys football and baseball ... aspires to operate his own business ... plans to major in business management.
|CAREER HIGHS (Through 2011-12 Season)|
|Points||22||vs. James Madison (12/22/11)|
|Rebounds||13 (2x)||last at La Salle (2/19/11)|
|Assists||4 (2x)||last vs. Saint Louis (1/27/10)|
|Blocks||2 (8x)||last vs. Richmond (1/18/12)|
|Steals||3 (4x)||last vs. UAB (12/28/11)|
|Minutes||35||vs. Navy (12/5/10)|
|Field Goals Made||9 (2x)||last at Dayton (3/3/12)|
|Field Goals Attempted||13||at Dayton (A-10's) (3/6/12)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||1 (5x)||last vs. James Madison (12/22/11)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||2 (5x)||last vs. Towson (12/8/10)|
|Free Throws Made||9||vs. St. Bonaventure (1/22/11)|
|Free Throws Attempted||12||vs. Holy Cross (12/31/10)|
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