Colonials Hit At Least 10 Threes for Fourth Time in Five Games
McDonald Scores Season-High 20 Points, Colonials Hit 11 Threes in Loss
Colonials' Backcourt Combines for 67 Points, 15 Assists and a Dozen Threes in Rout of Dukes
Watanabe, Griffin Combine for 21 Points Off Bench for Colonials
Five Colonials Score in Double Figures Led by Kopriva's Career Night
Sophomore Patricio Garino helps you 'Get to Know' GW men's basketball's freshman sharpshooter Nick Griffin on the new Tex Silverman Court in the Charles E. Smith Center.
Averaged 2.6 points and 7.9 minutes in 35 games played, finished third on team with 24 three-pointers ... Matched career-high four three-pointers at Davidson (2/28/15) ... Hit three straight 3-pointers in span of 2:18 in first half en route to nine points in loss at La Salle (1/10/15).
AS A FRESHMAN AT GW IN 2013-14
Averaged 1.8 points on 48 percent shooting from field (21-43) and behind the arc (14-29) in 4.8 minutes over 31 games ... First collegiate start at Richmond (2/18/14), made 1-of-2 threes in 12 minutes of action ... Averaged 3.7 points in 9.0 minutes, 8-of-15 field goals including 6-of-11 three-pointers in six-game stretch from Feb. 1-22 ... Hit back-to-back three-pointers during stretch of four unanswered triples in first half of victory over Duquesne (2/5/14) ... Made all four 3-point attempts en route to 14 points in 21 minutes off bench in rout of Delaware State (11/19/13).
A 6-foot-2 shooting guard, Griffin led Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Rockville, Md., to a 24-3 overall record and a third straight Maryland 4A state final four appearance as a senior in 2013. He averaged a team-best 17.8 points and made 85 three pointers, the fifth-highest total in the Metro D.C. area, to earn Third Team All-Met honors from The Washington Post and a McDonald's All-America nomination.
Griffin, who signed an early NLI with GW in November 2012, was also an honorable mention All-Met selection as a junior at Magruder in 2012. He averaged 17 points and made 91 triples at a rate of 46 percent to help the Colonels to a 26-1 mark and a Maryland 4A state championship. He made 10 of his 91 three-pointers en route to a 40-point performance in a victory over Wootton in February 2012.
Griffin was rated the 76th-best shooting-guard prospect in the nation and third in the state of Maryland by ESPN.
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