Colonials' Backcourt Combines for 67 Points, 15 Assists and a Dozen Threes in Rout of Dukes
Forward Set to Join Newly Promoted Aquila Basket Trento
Annual GW Commencement on National Mall Punctuates Collegiate Experience
The Top Student-Athletes, Teams and Moments for 2012-13 Recognized at Annual Awards Show
Colonials Lose Late Lead and Miss Chance to Advance to A-10 Quarterfinals
GW Men's Basketball vs. Richmond (1/18/12)
GW Men's Basketball vs. La Salle (2/29/12)
GW Men's Basketball vs. Rhode Island (1/11/12) Photos by George Kubas
GW Men's Basketball vs. VCU (12/4/11)
GW Men's Basketball at Kansas State (12/1/11)
Played in all 30 games with 11 starts, second on team with 10.1 points in 24.5 minutes per game ... Set career-best field goal percentage at 47.6 percent (117-246) ... Ranked third on team with 56 assists and 35 steals, fourth on team with 110 rebounds ... Increased career steals total to 149, seventh all-time in GW program history ... Scored in double figures 19 times, tied for most on team with Isaiah Armwood ... Became 44th player in GW history to score 1,000 career points on layup with 39 seconds left in regulation that tied game and forced overtime vs. Dayton (3/9/13) ... Scored season- and game-high 19 points, including 15 in first half and 13 in span of 3:50 during early 32-7 run, in 22-point rout at Duquesne (2/6/13).
As a Junior in 2011-12:
Averaged 11.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.7 steals and 29.4 minutes in 31 games with 29 starts ... Led GW and ranked seventh in the A-10 in steals (52), second on team in scoring (345), assists (79), rebounds (159) and blocks (18) ... Scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting in first appearance off bench of the season at Temple (2/8/12) ... Recorded third career double-double - second of 2011-12 season - with 11 points and career-high 14 rebounds against Xavier (2/1/12) ... Named GWsports.com Colonial of the Week Jan. 23 after averaging 17.0 points on 65 percent shooting, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals in wins over Richmond and Charlotte ... Matched career-high of 25 points on new career-best 11-of-15 shooting against Richmond (1/18/12). Went 7-7 from floor for 16 points in second half ... Posted first double-double of season - second of career - with 12 points and career-high-tying 10 rebounds in victory over Rhode Island (1/11/12) ... Set new GW school-record with nine steals, chipped in team-high 15 points, five rebounds and five assists against UAB (12/28/11) ... Made 8-of-12 field goals, including 5-of-6 three-pointers, en route to game-high 21 points and team-best eight boards in 24 minutes in victory at Bowling Green (11/23/11) ... Member of GW's Fall 2011 Athletic Academic Dean's List with 3.0+ GPA
As a Sophomore in 2010-11:
Preseason Atlantic 10 Third Team All-Conference Selection ... Sat out entire season due to Lisfranc sprain of left foot suffered on Oct. 30, 2010 during preseason scrimmage with NC State.
As a Freshman in 2009-10:
Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection
team leader in 3-pt. FGs made (48)
team leader in steals (62)
hit 4-7 treys, team-high 17 pts. (5-8 FGs, 3-3 FTs) at BU (11-17-09)
21 pts. on 7-10 FGs (6-9 threes) 4 stls. vs. UMBC (11-21-09)
named A-10 co-Rookie of the Week (11-22-09)
scored team-high 15 pts., 5 rebs., blk. vs. Oregon St. (11-28-09)
added 16 pts., 5 stls. in BB&T Classic vs. Navy (12-6-09)
led all players w/ 22 pts.(9-16 FGs), 4 assts. v. Providence (12-9-09)
team-high 23 pts. on 9-11 FGs, 5-7 3s @ St. Bona. (1-6-10)
named A-10 Rookie of the Week (1-10-10)
13 pts. on 5-8 FGs, 4 rebs., 2 stls. vs. Saint Louis (1-27-10)
first career dbl.-dbl. w/ 15 pts., 10 rebs. vs. Duquesne (2-6-10)
contributed 8 pts., 5 assts., 3 stls. @ Fordham (2-13-10)
scored game-high 22 pts., 5 rebs. vs. UMass (2-17-10)
career-high 25 pts., 8 rebs. @ #25 Richmond (2-20-10)
named A-10 co-Rookie of the Week (2-21-10)
game-high 22 pts. , 6 rebs., 4 assts., 2 stls. vs. La Salle (2-24-10)
added 12 pts., 3 assts. @ #20/16 Temple (3-6-10)
Averaged 21 points, nine rebounds, two steals and a block per game as a senior under coach Brendan O'Connell. He was named to the All-Met Fourth Team by the Washington Post and First Team All-County by the Prince George's Gazette following his senior season. Kromah shot 40 percent from three-point range and 75 percent from the line his senior season. "Lasan is great all-around player," O'Connell said. "He can rebound, defend, pass. He's really capable of taking over games offensively. He gets a lot of recognition for his outside shooting, but he just finds ways to score. He has a real passion for basketball and just loves to play."
Born Lasannah V. Kromah on June 24, 1991 in Queens, NY ... son of Al and Shewvan Kromah ... has an older brother, Adam and an older sister, Manyuan ... enjoys listening to music and hanging our with friends ... aspires to play professionally ... plans to major in business.
|CAREER HIGHS (Through 2012-13 Season)|
|Points||25 (2x)||last vs. Richmond (1/18/12)|
|Rebounds||14||vs. Xavier (2/3/12)|
|Assists||7||vs. Bradley (12/15/11)|
|Blocks||3||vs. Delaware State (12/31/11)|
|Steals||9||vs. UAB (12/28/11) (* - GW single-game record)|
|Minutes||37||vs. Charlotte (1/21/12)|
|Field Goals Made||11||vs. Richmond (1/18/12)|
|Field Goals Attempted||21||at #25 Richmond (2/20/10)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||6||vs. UMBC (11/21/09)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||11||at #25 Richmond (2/20/10)|
|Free Throws Made||7||vs. Manhattan (12/2/12)|
|Free Throws Attempted||9||vs. Manhattan (12/2/12)|
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