GW Men's Basketball: Colonial of the Week for Nov. 11 - Kethan Savage
AS A SOPHOMORE AT GW IN 2013-14
One of college basketball's most improved players who had breakout season cut short due to injury ... Averaged 25.6 minutes over 19 games with 17 starts, tied for second on team with 12.7 points per game on 51.8 percent shooting (85-164) and added 4.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.9 steals ... Had 10 dunks, including three appearances on NBCSports.com's #POSTERIZED series ... Played one minute in A-10 semfinal vs. #23/25 VCU. Missed prior eight weeks with fractured fifth metatarsal in left foot, an injury sustained in win at St. Bonaventure (1/18/14). Was averaging 13.4 points on 52 percent shooting, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.9 steals at time of injury ... Led GW with 18 points - fifth game with at least 18 points in season - in victory over Georgia (1/4/13) ... Set career-high with 22 points, including 18 in second half, in 70-60 comeback win over Boston University (12/11/13) ... Leading GW scorer during Wooden Legacy tournament (12.3 ppg), reached double figures all three games, including team-high 16 points vs. #25 Marquette (11/29/13) ... Set career-highs in sophomore season debut with 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals to lead GW to 76-54 victory over Radford.
AS A FRESHMAN AT GW IN 2012-13
Played in 29 of GW's 30 games, inserted into starting lineup for 16 of final 17 games of season ... Averaged 3.1 points on 40.5 percent shooting (34-84), 1.7 rebounds and 11.5 minutes ... Matched career-high of 12 points for second time in three games against La Salle (3/6/13) ... Equaled career-high 12 points, 10 in the first half, at Richmond (2/27/13) ... Scored season-high 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting in first collegiate start in victory over St. Bonaventure (1/9/13) ... Saw first action as a collegian at Boston University (11/17/12), missed season-opener versus Youngstown State (11/10/12) due to concussion.
Savage, a 6-foot-3-inch guard from Fairfax, Va., averaged 19.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists as a senior to lead Episcopal High School to a 24-4 record and an appearance in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) state championship game. The 53rd-rated shooting guard prospect in the country according to ESPN, Savage was also a two-time First Team All-IAC and First Team All-VISAA honoree.
Savage tallied 17.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game for Episcopal in 2011 on his way to Second Team All-Met honors and First Team All-Virginia recognition. The combo guard also led his squad to a 25-3 record and the 2011 Interstate Athletic Conference Championship.
"Kethan is a terrific athlete who can score in many ways," said Coach Lonergan. "He is capable of becoming a lock-down defender. He is known for his highlight reel dunks, but I think he is a great all-around player."