GW Men’s Basketball Adds Three Recruits for 2010-11 Season

Forwards Nemanja Mikic and Chris Fitzgerald and point guard Dan Guest have joined the Colonials’ roster.

August 02, 2010

Two new forwards and a point guard will hit the court for GW men’s basketball team. Nemanja Mikic, of Novi Sad, Serbia; Chris Fitzgerald of Swansea, Mass.; and Dan Guest, of West Hartford, Conn. are the newest Colonials on the roster and will help the team face its Atlantic 10 opponents during the 2010-11 season.

A 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward, Mr. Mikic came to the United States three years ago to play basketball at United Faith Christian Academy in Charlotte, N.C. He averaged 14.8 points, five rebounds and two assists as a senior and helped lead the team to a combined 62-11 record during his two seasons while maintaining a 3.99 grade point average.

“Nemanja Mikic is a very good shooter with excellent range,” says Karl Hobbs, head coach of the GW men’s basketball team. “He is tough, court savvy and stretches the defense with his shooting and passing abilities. He’s a self-motivated, passionate player who has a great attitude and works hard.”

Mr. Fitzgerald is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward who shot 47 percent from long range as a senior at Northfield Mount Hermon in Northfield, Mass. In his two seasons at the school, Mr. Fitzgerald helped lead the team to an 18-10 record as a junior and a 23-8 record as a senior. His squad fell to Brewster Academy in the Prep Championship title game last season.

“Chris is a long, deep range shooter,” says Coach Hobbs. “He shoots the three with consistency in the half court as well as in transition. He has great size and is also a good passer.”

A 6-foot-2, 200-pound point guard from West Hartford, Conn., Mr. Guest averaged 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game for the Master’s School in West Simsbury, Conn.

“Daniel Guest is a physical point guard with great ball handling and passing skills,” says Coach Hobbs. “He plays with confidence and composure and will add depth to the point guard position. He’s capable of taking it to the opponent and matching their intensity.”

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