Sodom Joins Men’s Basketball Team

Sodom was rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Sodom was rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN.com
May 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – The GW men’s basketball team has added former four-star recruit Chris Sodom to its roster, head coach Maurice Joseph announced Wednesday.

A 7-foot-3 native of Nigeria, Sodom will have three years of eligibility remaining with GW. He originally came to the United States in 2015 and spent a season at Beaumont Central High School in Houston, before playing his senior season at Tennessee Prep Academy in Memphis.

Sodom was rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN.com and spent his freshman season at Georgetown University, appearing in six games.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Chris to our program,” said Joseph. “At 7-foot-3, Chris brings elite rim protection to our team. His size, length and mobility will make him a tremendous addition to our front court. As a native of Nigeria, Chris also builds on the storied tradition of international student-athletes that we have had in our program. His work ethic, character and enthusiasm will allow him to develop on the court and seamlessly join our talented young core of student-athletes.”

Sodom adds size to a talented roster with 10 other student-athletes who have at least two years of eligibility remaining. In the front court, the Colonials also return rising junior Arnaldo Toro, who started 27 games and led the team in rebounding a year ago, along with rising sophomore Javier Langarica from Spain.

GW will have another pair of transfers eligible for competition after sitting out last season in 6-foot-1 guard Armel Potter and 6-foot-7 wing DJ Williams. A trio of rising sophomore guards also returns after gaining valuable experience as freshmen, led by Terry Nolan Jr. who was fourth on the team in scoring at 9.1 points per game. Classmates Justin Mazzulla and Maceo Jack are also back.

 

 

The Colonials are set to open the season on Tuesday, Nov. 6 vs. Stony Brook in the Charles E. Smith Center.

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