Washington – If the informal start of the Chris Caputo era of GW Men’s Basketball is any indication, Buff and Blue can pack an offensive punch. I got off to a good start with my first gaming experience at , and found a variety of irons in a cozy venue. In a 78–61 loss, home he sparked GW’s prolific attack from the club.
Mainstay James Bishop IV also contributed to all of the wins, playing effectively both on and off the ball, being efficient on 5/9 shooting (4/7 3pt. FG) and scoring a game-best 19 points. was recorded. He showed off his Atlantic 10 All Conference goodwill by posting his six assists, a game-high. Edwards finished with 18 and Clarke scored 11. This is a promising sign of the backcourt being relied upon to underpin the club’s scoring this season.
Clarke, Kwanji Samuels and Keegan Harvey, who minus services due to injuries to Brendan Adams and Hunter Dean, made their debut at the Smith Center on Sunday after making midseason transfers last year.Samuels scored four tries. Knocking down a pair, the 6’11-inch Harvey hit the floor on two tries for a triple. As a team, GW shot his 15/31 out of his third inning, joined by Ricky Lind Jr., Amir Harris and Daniel. Nixon is also in on the act.
GW led wire-to-wire, more than doubling their visitors at 53-25 early in the second half and possessing a lead of up to 29 points.
With preseason practice and exhibition play now in sight, the season begins in earnest on Monday night, Nov. 7, when Virginia State hits the district for ESPN+’s 7 p.m. tip. GW’s Raise High will be in his third season on NBC Sports Washington at 11 a.m. before Saturday’s game. Caputo joins contributor Jimmy Patsos to preview what’s to come in 2022-23.