As a Junior in 2007-08:
team leader in steals (30)
recorded first career dble-dble with 15 pts., 11 rebs. on 6-8 FGs vs. Mount St. Mary's (11-10-07)
converted 6-6 FTs, 9 pts. w/ 4 assts. vs. Boston U. (11-14-07)
scored his career-high 21 pts. w/ 4 stls. @ UMBC (11-24-07)
named GW MVP of the Game after 17-pt., five 3pt FGs, 7-reb. effort vs. Auburn in the BB&T Classic (12-2-07)
11 pts. on 5-7 FGs w/ 7 rebs., 4 assts. against UMES (12-5-07)
7 pts., 6 rebs., 3 assts., blk. in return to Blacksburg @ VT (12-9-07)
tallied 18 pts., 7 rebs. @ Binghamton (12-13-07)
scored team-high 19 pts., 4 assts. vs. Longwood (12-23-07)
scored 15 pts. w/ 5 rebs., 4 stls. @ Alabama (12-29-07)
team-high 17 pts. @ Duquesne (1-26-08)
scored 12 pts.,w/ 5 assts., 2 stls., blk. vs. Saint Joseph's (1-30-08)
buried game-winning 3-pt. FG vs. Dayton w/ 19 pts., 7 rebs. (2-9-08)
contributed 14 pts., 2 stls. @ Charlotte (3-6-08)
As a transfer in 2006-07:
sat out but practiced with the Colonials... will have two seasons of eligibility at GW
Prior to GW:
Transferred to GW after playing his freshman and sophomore seasons at Virginia Tech ... as a sophomore in 2005-06, he started 10 games and appeared in 21 games in 2005-06 for the Hokies who finished with a 14-16 record under coach Seth Greenberg ... a native of Duluth, GA, near Atlanta, he averaged 6.3 points and 1.5 rebounds per game and added 19 assists, 14 steals and seven blocked shots.averaged 18.7 minutes per game at Virginia Tech.
Averaged 24.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.9 steals a game at Berkmar High School under coach David Boyd in Lilburn, GA ... named All-County as a junior ... helped lead Berkmar to the 2001 Georgia AAAAA State Championship as a freshman ... ranked eighth-best senior in Georgia by the Georgia Prep report and named a fourth-team All-State selection by the same service.
Born July 22, 1986 in Atlanta, Georgia ... full name is Wynton Andrew Witherspoon ... son of Will and Carolyn Witherspoon ... has one older brother, Will (26) who played basketball at the Air Force Academy, as well as a younger brother, Wesley (18) and sister, Whitley (20) ... plans to pursue a career in professional basketball following graduation ... sociology major.
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