Colonials advance to the second round to face Saint Louis, Thursday at 8:30pm
Steeves scores 23 and the Colonials dish out a season-high 23 assists
Colonials look to display the defensive prowess that limited opponents to 62.2 ppg in December
Watanabe leads four in double figures with 18 as GW knocks off Saint Joseph's, 70-64
With a roster including nine newcomers, GW finished a strong non-conference slate with a 7-6 record. The Colonials open A-10 play Saturday vs. Saint Joseph's
George Washington v VCU
George Washington v Davidson
George Washington v Miami
Photos from George Washington Men's basketball vs. Penn State - Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
George Washington v Princeton
AS A FRESHMAN AT GW (2016-2017): Started 16 games and saw action in all 35 ... knocked down a season-high four free throws vs. Dayton (3/4) ... also scored 12 points in just 15 minutes of play ... grabbed a season-high six rebounds vs. George Mason (2/26) ... reached double figures in scoring for the fifth time with 11, while also pacing the game with five assists on zero turnovers vs. Duquesne (2/19) ... scored 15 points on a career-high 6-of-11 shots, including 3-of-5 from three point range, at Davidson (2/15) ... had a game-high tying 13 points vs. VCU (2/8) on 5-of-9 shooting ... made his first career start vs. Duquesne (1/18), recording four rebounds and four assists, and matching a season-high 31-minutes ... scored a career- and team-high 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting (3-of-4 3pt. FG) in his second-straight game in double-figures vs. La Salle ... also played a season-high 31 minutes ... registered 12 points on 5-of-10 shots from the field in 27 minutes vs. VCU (1/11) ... also recorded a career-high three steals ... tallied six points in 21 minutes vs. Richmond (1/8), coming off the bench shooting 2-of-2 from long range and recording one assist and one block ... had three assists with no turnovers in nine minutes vs. Davidson (1/5) ... registered three assists and no turnovers in 14 minutes vs. UCF (12/15) ... made his GW debut vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (11/11), coming off the bench to play six minutes with two points and two assists.
HIGH SCHOOL: Led Westtown to its first state championship in any sport as a senior when it won the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletics Association boys' basketball championship ... earned third team all-state honors as a senior despite playing through a shoulder injury all season ... a first team all-state selection as a junior... first team all-league in each of his three years at Westtown, while also leading the school to three league championships and three state championship game appearances ... named Athlete of the Year at Westtown as a junior and senior ... a 1,000-point scorer at Westtown ... spent his first year of high school at St. Anthony's in New Jersey before transferring to Westtown before his sophomore season.
PERSONAL: Parents are Lesley D'Almeida and Joel Bolden ... has a brother, Grey, and a sister, Kaya ... born in Silver Spring, Md., but raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... student body president as a senior at Westtown, while also winning "The Leadership Award" ... nickname is Jah ... intends to enroll in the School of Business.
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