By: Zeek&Creek (29 posts) - 11/25/2015 10:41:02 AM

When Kethan Savage announced that he was transferring last year, I was extremely worried. I didn't think that we would have good penetration to open up the three ball. However, I think that PJ has definitely been able to fill that role that Kethan left. I am definitely sad that Kethan left, but with how the season is going I am only optimistic with how things are going.


By: Tk (258 posts) - 11/25/2015 10:42:38 AM


By: Boston Colonial (330 posts) - 11/25/2015 11:40:52 AM

I felt the same way.  I know we are playing lesser opponents but we're putting up good offensive numbers.  Even the UVA  score was higher than they allowed most opponents last year and the highest they've allowed this year.  Of course this weekend will give a clearer picture of where we stand.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

By: CH (142 posts) - 11/25/2015 12:14:00 PM

I was a big fan of Kethan.  I liked the fearlessness he showed in attacking the basket, especially in his sophomore year before the injury.  On the road it was nice having a guy that you knew would go to the rack and try to dunk on someone.

But, his fit on this team started to come into question in the latter part of last year.  It was hard to play him and Pato at the same time and still have proper floor spacing.

I would rather have him on the team, and will root for him at Butler, but I really like the completeness of our current roster.

By: pops (505 posts) - 11/25/2015 6:15:51 PM

I would take pre-injury, sophomore kethan every day of the week and twice on sundays.  With a few notable exceptions he was more often a problem than an asset during any other timeframe. 

I know the "wink and nod crew" would disagree, oh wait, that's me...

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 11/25/2015 6:23:50 PM

People make choices, things change, they make more choices, people move on. If things had been different then things would be different. If Savage doesn't leave then maybe we can't get Mitola. If we don't get Mitola then maybe we don't get Sina. On and on. Who knows?

And if Savage stayed it's unknowable how that would have worked out. How he have been really happy and focused all year and blown up as a star? Would he have caused chemistry issues with playing time with Yuta and Paul? Would he have freelanced on offense trying to get that pro contract? Who knows?

He left, others came, life moves on, the program moves on.

By: GW Alum Abroad (2,456 posts) - 11/25/2015 7:03:36 PM

I have no ill-will for Savage, but so far his departure looks like addition by subtraction. 

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 11/25/2015 7:15:11 PM

Yes, why would we want Kethan Savage when we have Alex Mitola in his place? For the record, we could have both.  We have an unused scholarship.

Can we just enjoy the good start without pretending it all hinges on not having our most talented player? Time to bury the idea that all that illed GW in the past was Kethan Savage, a total myth that only a few people on a board could cook up.  Total myth, and a pathetic one. Sad really.


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