From Today's GW Hatchet:
Now that the focus of the GW men's basketball team has begun to
shift ahead, one question about net year's team will be what head
coach Karl Hobbs and his staff have in the recruiting pipeline to
follow up this year's stellar freshman class. Nineteen-year-old GW
recruit Nemanja Mikic is at least part of the answer to that question.
Mikic, who is Serbian but came to the United States three years ago
and played this year at United Faith Christian Academy in Charlotte,
N.C., verbally committed to GW last week after visiting campus and
taking in the Colonials' loss to Saint Joseph's.
A forward who described himself as an outside shooter, Mikic said he
was attracted to GW by the dual strength of its academic and basketball
programs, a combination that Mikic said was a priority for him.
"I always wanted to go to a school that's really good academically,
and then also you could play basketball," said Mikic, who was also
recruited by Charlotte, New Meico, Harvard, and Princeton, among
"It's like a package, you know," Mikic added. "You got everything:
You're in a good city, living downtown in a good spot, good people,
good program, good academics."