Monday, December 21, 2009

Preview: 12/22 @ECU

GW 7-2 @ ECU 5-6. 7pm

  • ECU leads the series 8-5.
  • ECU and GW both have 6 Freshmen on the roster. Yet, none of ECU's freshmen have contributed.
  • The C-USA Preseason media poll picked ECU to finish 11th in the conference.
  • ECU has faltered against BCS and Mid-Majors this year. They lost to a talented Wake Forest squad by 30+, a ranked Tennessee team, @ A-10's UNC-C, at home to Clemson and to Northern Iowa. Their most impressive win to date is against UNC-Greensboro on the road. They have beaten 3 non-Div. I opponents.
  • ECU relies mostly on the Guards to do much of the scoring but will turn the ball over consistently
  • gives them a 31% chance to win the game.
  • Vegas lists us as a 3 point underdog.

Key Players- ECU
  • Brock Young, a 5-11 guard is averaging 15.1 points including a season high of 24 pts against UNCC. The Young-Taylor match-up will be exciting to watch as Taylor will have his hands full with ECU's Young. While he is averaging 6 assists a game he is also averages 5 turnovers a game. FKH predicts GW to intercept some of his errant passes as GW's press will ultimately allow GW to come away with the win.
  • Jontae Sherrod who is 2nd on the team in scoring with 13 points a game also has trouble with turnovers. His A/T rate is an abysmal .79 for a guard. After a decent start, he has had trouble getting his shots to fall from the field. In his last game he played the entire 40 min while going 6-17 from the field following a 3-12 night against Clemson.
  • Darrius Murrow is ECU's big man. He is listed as 6-8 250 lbs. He has been averaging 12.4 points while almost 7 rebs a game and shooting 60% from the field. Murrow could cause matchup problems for our lanky big men who have a tendency to get pushed around by wider men who shoot high percentage shots. Stopping Murrow from dominating inside on the boards will be important.
  • FKH is predicting a cool 78-61 win by the Colonials. We expect to dominate the game with fast break points and force turnovers. The 3 Keys to this game will be Hollis creating his own shot, creating turnovers, and stopping Murrow because their guards will get their points when they break our trap.
  • We think the smart money goes on the underdogs.

Found: Matt Allbritton

We recently were wondering what happened to those players who had transferred from GW in the previous seasons. Well we found Matt Allbritton still playing college ball. He was a widely talked about player last year on other sites such as However, he is not at a D-I school. Despite press articles from news outlets in Texas, he is not enrolled at University of Texas- Pan American. We are not sure whether he did not make the team or if he decided to leave due to the coaching change at UTPA.

He is currently playing (and this is no joke) at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. The school is in the so-called Red River Athletic Conference in the NAIA. The team is currently 3-6 and is scheduled to play an "exhibition game" against Centenary College which is an D-1 program. It will be interesting to see how the former Colonial performs against D-1 opponents.

Matt has been performing really well for SAGU. He is averaging a team best 13.2 points a game while leading the team in field goals made and three pointers made. In the last two games he is shooting 11-19 from 3 point range and is averaging a cool 20 points per game. You can track his team at

It is evident that while he may have not been a good fit at an A-10 school, he can definitely play college ball. We hope Matt has a great season at SAGU and he continues to succeed on the court. It was not his fault that GW recruited him and we wish him all the best.