The Future is Now for @GW_MBB's Sophomore Quartet of Joe McDonald, Kethan Savage, Kevin Larsen & Patricio Garino.
AS A SOPHOMORE AT GW IN 2013-14 2014 Chris Daniels Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player ... Member of GW's Fall 2013 Athletic Academic Dean's List with 3.0+ GPA ... Started all 33 games for GW, averaged 31.2 minutes aided by 2013 offseason training regimen that helped him shed 17 pounds and half his body fat ... Fifth on team and 28th in Atlantic 10 in scoring at 11.4 points per game, second on team and 12th in A-10 in rebounding at 6.9 boards per game, second on team and ninth in A-10 with 54.9 percent shooting (151-275) ... Second on team with 25 dunks and 23 blocks, third on team with 55 assists ... Averaged 12.3 ppg on 55.6 percent shooting (79-142) and 8.3 rpg in A-10 play. Recorded 4-of-5 double-doubles on season in A-10 play ... Facing double-teams each time touched ball, dished out career-high tying six assists in victory over Saint Joseph's (3/5/14) ... Career-high 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting in triumph over VCU (1/14/14), had matched previous career-high of 17 points by halftime against the Rams ... Led GW with 14 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including go-ahead basket with 1:05 remaining, and six rebounds in upset win over #20/18 Creighton (12/1/13) ... Recorded first collegiate double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in come-from-behind victory at Manhattan (11/16/13).
AS A FRESHMAN AT GW IN 2012-13
Started 27 of 30 games played, averaged 8.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 24.3 minutes ... Led GW and 13th in Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage at 51.3 percent (99-193) ... Reach double-digit scoring 12 times, including seven times in A-10 play ... Scored career-high 17 points in A-10 Championship first round versus Massachusetts (3/14/13) ... Totaled 16 points and career-high 35 minutes at Richmond (2/27/13) ... Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Feb. 25, 2013, after averaging 12.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists over two games, including 15 points vs. Fordham ... Scored 10 points - all in second half - and had game-saving block at buzzer in victory at Rhode Island (1/23/13) ... Season-high 11 rebounds, added nine points at Rutgers (12/11/12) ... Narrowly missed first collegiate double-double with 10 points, nine rebounds with four assists against Mount St. Mary's (11/26/12) ... Again narrowly missed double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds at James Madison (11/28/12) ... First double-digit scoring outing as a collegian with 14 points in victory over Hofstra (11/24/12).
Larsen, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, is a 6-foot-10-inch forward who played at Montrose Christian the past two seasons. He helped the Mustangs to a 21-3 record and No. 14 national ranking in the final 2011-12 ESPNHS Powerade Fab 50 poll, averaging 8.2 points and 7.6 rebounds as a senior. Larsen's Montrose team reached the semifinals of the ESPN National High School Invitational where it was defeated by Montverde Academy and fellow GW signee Patricio Garino. Also a member of Denmark's Under-18 National Team, Larsen participated in both the 2010 and 2011 U18 European Championship Division B tournaments. He averaged 10.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in seven games at the event in 2011.
"Kevin has the size and strength to be an inside presence on both ends of the court," said Coach Lonergan. "He is a great passer and a very unselfish player. He is fundamentally sound and should have an immediate impact on our program."