This article from the WPost says McKnight said GW never offered him a scholarship. AND he had academic issues.
Iowa State signs Maryland forward
Only a few weeks ago, Princeton Day forward Eric McKnight was
unsure of his college plans.
"I'm open right now," McKnight said after playing in the preliminary
game for the Capital Classic, listing Indiana, Penn State, Rutgers and
George Washington as schools that had shown interest in him but adding
that none had offered a scholarship. McKnight, a native of Raleigh,
N.C., said he was working to improve his college board scores to meet
the NCAA's minimum academic standards for freshman eligibility.
Less than two weeks later, Iowa State lost its coach, Todd
McDermott, to Creighton and subsequently hired Fred
Hoiberg as its new coach. While the Cyclones had shown mild
interest in the 6-foot-9 McKnight earlier in the recruiting process,
things suddenly heated up, according to Princeton Day Coach Van
is bound for Ames.
"They had epressed some interest early, but initially I think they
were lukewarm," Whitfield said. "They thought he wasn't interested in
going all the way out to Iowa. I think he thought there was another
school he was going to sign with. But when he went on a visit there, he
liked the facilities and liked the face it wasn't in a metropolitan