As a Freshman in 2001-02: Non-scholarship player who appeared in both games in the NABC Classic and Binghamton game (11/23/01)... grabbed a rebound against Charlotte (12/29/01).
High School: Attended Mayfair High School where he was named all-league honorable mention under coach David Brieg. Graduated with honors (3.1 GPA) and was a four-year member of the Young Black Scholars Honor Roll.
Personal: Born October 10, 1982 in Inglewood, CA... full name is Lewie Jackson Helton Jr. ... son of Monique and Lewie Helton... has one younger sister Ashley (13) undecided on a major.
Helton's 2001-02 Season Highs:
Rebs: 1 (three times) last vs. Duquesne (1/6/02)
Assists: 1 vs. Duquesne (1/6/02)
Steals: 1 @ Texas A&M (11/19/01)
Men's Basketball Opens A-10 Tournament vs. Fordham
HOT NEAR HOME: The Colonials will look to recapture the impressive form they displayed at Capital One Arena in December, when they shot 60 percent from the...
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,...