George Washington’s Garino Earns A-10 Player of the Week
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— George Washington senior forward Patricio Garino has been named Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week while George Mason freshman guard Jaire Grayer was selected as the league’s Rookie of the Week. Both awards were announced Monday for game played Nov. 16-22.
Garino averaged 18.0 points per game, 61.3 percent shooting (19-31), to lead the Colonials to a 3-0 record on the week. The senior from Mar del Plata, Argentina, led GW past No. 6 Virginia, its first win over a team ranked sixth or higher since Feb. 24, 1996. Garino scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting and thwarted rallies by Virginia on a couple occasions, giving the Colonials the lead back after UVa had pulled ahead. In a road win at South Florida, Garino scored a game-high 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting while adding two steals and a block. He capped the week with a third straight 18-point performance, making 6-of-11 shots and helping GW to a 92-81 victory over Army on Sunday.
Grayer shined in Mason's four games this week, leading the team with a 16.0 points per game average, posting double-figure scoring numbers in all four games. A Flint, Mich., native, he opened the week chipping in a then-career-high 10 points at Mercer before breaking that mark in Mason's first game of the 2015 Gildan Charleston Classic, scoring 15 points against Ole Miss. Grayer kept his hot scoring streak alive, registering 23 points in Mason's overtime win against Oklahoma State. Grayer was 9-for-12 from the field against the Cowboys, and he hit five treys to lead Mason from 3-point range. For the week, Grayer shot 57.4 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from three-point range going 10-for-20 from long range.
Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll
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