Kevin Marfopower forward - 6-8

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 4/27/2015 3:50:55 PM


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Dan Sullivan@dtsull
@KevinMarfo received an offer from UT-Chattanooga and BU, to go along with interest from George Washington, URI, DePaul, Xavier, & Miami OH

Verbal Commits

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 4/28/2015 7:46:36 AM

I would love a front court of Marfo and Lull.   Sounds like a buddy cop movie. 

By: Mentzinger (3,646 posts) - 4/28/2015 2:42:51 PM

Alex Kline @TheRecruitScoop · 17h17 hours ago

St. Joseph’s has now offered 2016 BABC (MA) PF Kevin Marfo.


By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 4/28/2015 8:39:59 PM

We offered, per Verbal Commits

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 4/29/2015 10:48:21 AM

So did a bunch of others...

Worcester Academy & @thebabc big man Kevin Marfo added offers from DePaul, GW, LaSalle, Hofstra & Lehigh yesterday

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 5/5/2015 10:45:58 AM

per @NERRHOOPS, Xavier offered

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 5/6/2015 8:31:52 AM


By: BM (5,673 posts) - 5/30/2015 1:45:02 PM

Group Stats ‏@GroupStats  3h3 hours ago

EYBL's Top DReb% thru ses 4
1 Kevin Marfo (@KevinMarfo) 28.2%
2 Jayson Tatum (@Im_that_dude22) 24.5%
3 Harry Giles (@TheReal_HG3) 23.6%

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 6/10/2015 2:03:06 PM

Video.  Rebounding beast.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 6/10/2015 2:41:36 PM

Impressive, looks like a great potential successor to BigKev.  To date not many BCS schools have offered? We have a realistic shot at Marfo?

By: MG'14 (310 posts) - 6/10/2015 4:11:36 PM

He has offers from Xavier, Depaul, Kansas State, and Tusla. Something around 25 offers as of now

By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 6/10/2015 4:14:17 PM

We have the playing time available in 2016. Lots of playing time.

And a good history with Worcester Academy.

Didn't Carl, the most winning guard in GW history, go there?

Time for what would be the most winning PF in GW history to make an unshakeable commitment to a school with great academics and basketball prospect for him.

By: MG'14 (310 posts) - 6/12/2015 4:54:37 PM

Offered by UMass and BC

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 6/16/2015 2:10:21 PM

Minnesota jumps in.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 8/16/2015 8:29:16 PM

We made his final list!!  So did 9 other schools. 

@AdamFinkelstein: Kevin Marfo final list per WA coach Jamie Sullivan - Pitt, G. Tech, Minn, BC, UMass, St Joe's, DePaul, GW, URI & Providence.

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 8/16/2015 11:29:25 PM

So, for you guys who are much closer to this than I am, considering Collin Smith is in, who of Marfo, Toro, Painter, and Andree would you most like to have sign with GW?  I understand that we would probably be happy with any of them, but it is still summer, and we can still dream.  For those of you who are real experts, can you give it to us in order?

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 8/17/2015 12:44:27 AM

I won't claim I'm the expert on this. Going just on who has offered as listed by Verbal Commits Painter and Marfo have similar interest from similar levels of schools - they would seem to be tier one of the most coveted recruits. Andree would be a full step below that and Toro would be just a little below that.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 8/17/2015 1:55:53 AM

I agree with Thinker's hierarchy, edge to Painter at the very top, the higher BCS level offers, a little more polish to his game, just needs to add a little bulk.  Would be great to see him in a Matt Johnson photo in 1 year's time with his arms folded next to Cimino Goss and Swany. 

Marfo also very good, and no need to fold his arms.  Dude is a bruiser already, has a little bit of a Dwight Howard game.  Either guy would be great for GW. Marfo if you like bulk, Painter if you like polished skill/higher upside.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 8/17/2015 10:57:54 AM

According to the internet, we also have offers out to Truehart, Wooten, Lull and Golden.  Wondering if they are going for three bigs in the 2016 class.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 8/17/2015 12:20:48 PM

Article with a bit more detail.  Apparently schools are doing presentations at Worcester Academy in the next couple of weeks.

By: Poog (3,875 posts) - 8/17/2015 2:44:16 PM

Fairly generic description of GW's candidacy. Also noted in another article on that page that fellow New Yorker Jayla Jones-Pack has eliminated the GW women from consideration. She was one of several bigs Tsipis was apparently pursuing to replace JJ.

By: Goo Colonials Go (68 posts) - 8/17/2015 2:53:28 PM

Good video on the page BM posted. He has some nice interior moves. 

By: The MV (4,915 posts) - 8/17/2015 3:10:04 PM

I am predicting Georgia Tech.  Since he believes that we (and URI) play in the Atlanta 10, he obviously has Georgia on his mind.


By: BM (5,673 posts) - 8/18/2015 9:22:33 AM

Another article from NERR.  Attached video shows he has decent foot work and keeps the ball up high.  Limited range so definitely not a stretch 4.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 8/18/2015 9:22:46 AM


By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 9/9/2015 5:09:08 PM

With Dylain Painter looking like he'll be off the board soon, ML is at Worcester Academy today - most likely to see Kevin Marfo. 

Go get him Coach!

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 9/9/2015 6:47:45 PM

Some competition is visiting Marfo also

  1. ERIC HOFFSES ‏@EAHoffses  21m21 minutes ago

    @KevinMarfo looks like big priority for BC and Pitt. Both staffs rolled in with head coach and asst to Worc Academy open gym today @wacoach

  2. PittCabe ‏@PittCabe  32m32 minutes ago

    PittCabe retweeted ERIC HOFFSES

    Dixon watching PF Kevin Marfo.

    PittCabe added,


    Coach Christian and Coach Wu along with Jamie Dixon from Pitt among those at Worcester Academy open gym today

  3. DePaul Recruiting ‏@DPURecruiting  7h7 hours ago

    It's been awhile since DePaul has had a beast...someone who controls the boards and opponents fear. Who's next: Calling @KevinMarfo !

    1 retweet3 favorites


By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/13/2015 12:57:08 PM

URI signed a PF, probably clearing up some competition for Marfo (and Painter?)

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 9/13/2015 5:07:57 PM

According to twitter, in the last several days the following schools have been in to see the next Big Kev: GW, BC, GT ,PITT, ST JOE, DREXEL, DEPAUL, URI, PC,and other lower level schools.

By: MG'14 (310 posts) - 9/15/2015 9:46:26 PM

Adam Finkelstein ‏@AdamFinkelstein  now17 seconds ago

Kevin Marfo's final five per Worcester Academy head coach Jamie Sullivan - BC, Providence, DePaul, GW & URI.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/15/2015 9:53:25 PM

That's frankly the best piece of recruiting news I've seen here in awhile.

Encouraging sign, BigKev's potential successor indeed.

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 9/16/2015 1:34:32 AM

Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for this guy.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/16/2015 10:03:49 AM

A bit more.  GW & DePaul were the first to offer among his final five.

By: Stuff (93 posts) - 9/16/2015 12:52:47 PM

Becoming an important get

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/16/2015 3:29:49 PM


'16 @thebabc and Worcester Academy forward Kevin Marfo tells me that he has scheduled an official visit with BC

By: The MV (4,915 posts) - 9/16/2015 3:34:07 PM

Cue the outraged gasping sounds.


By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/16/2015 5:37:37 PM

Also visiting PC

By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 9/16/2015 5:42:56 PM

Is he Catholic?

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/16/2015 5:57:28 PM

Providence BC and GW for some reason are in the running for a lot of the same guys.  Same schools in the BigKev sweepstakes, same 3 schools in the final running for Cimino too. Now, Marfoo too.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/16/2015 5:58:13 PM

* Marfo.

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 9/16/2015 6:21:05 PM

Providence would be an excellent choice - Isaiah Whitehead is going to be the point guard this year after forcing two Top 100 recruits to transfer by being such a bad teammate.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/16/2015 6:30:48 PM

That was Seton Hall, but hey, I make that same mistake.

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 9/16/2015 6:44:30 PM

Dang, that was quite a mistake. I lump all the Catholic schools together maybe?

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/23/2015 12:40:54 PM

PC this weekend

George Washington: “Coach Lonergan has done a really good job recruiting me,” he said. “They also have a great staff and great players that should do very well this season.”

By: ELJ (2,207 posts) - 9/23/2015 1:00:29 PM

To Bigfan,

Yup, Elliott did indeed go to Worcester Academy.  

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 9/23/2015 1:02:03 PM

He says he wants to play right away and get a great education. He won't be promised playing time and will get a great education here . BC and DePaul are rebuilding. URI has signed several power forward types. According to Mike K's theory, it comes down to us and PC.

By: Bo Knows (705 posts) - 9/23/2015 1:03:55 PM

Good that guys like Marfo acknowledge what some of us have known ... that ML has been out there working hard on the trail. The results will follow if you trust the process.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/23/2015 3:06:25 PM

Must you frame everything in such a way? People are eager for better recruiting results, no one has suggested ML isn't working hard.

As for Marfo, interesting to note “I want to go to a program where I will play right away and make a big impact on the team."  We've recently discussed how much of a recruting sell PT is, I'd say there are essentially two guys, those who want to play right away and will say so, and those who would like to play right away.  Its almost always a factor in recruitment. 

As it relates to Marfo, surely seems "you will have a very strong chance to play right away at a good program at GW" would be a strong pitch to make.  Mike K, agree, I'd say GW vs PC.

By: Bo Knows (705 posts) - 9/23/2015 4:31:02 PM

Why does that offend you so Dude? I didn't even mention you. Should we not point out that ML is recruiting Marfo hard which was in the quote? Should we not point that the process will yield results? Not sure what is so objectionable other than you wanting to be disagreeable.

By: Wax Daddy (193 posts) - 9/23/2015 4:51:40 PM

Dude - stop being so argumentative or offended - half of what I read on this board is now from you & arguments, and its getting annoying. Shrug some stuff off or stop posting as much

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/23/2015 5:04:11 PM

The answer to your Qs was already stated above People are eager for better recruiting results, no one has suggested ML isn't working hard.

Lets keep it about Marfo.  You can go after the Windmills on some other thread.


By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/23/2015 7:14:20 PM

We should see if he schedules a visit to GW before anointing ourselves as a leader. 

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 9/23/2015 7:35:29 PM

I agree with BM. We don't know the context of Marfo's comment. It could mean I'm really interested in GW OR it could mean the opposite while being complementary about ML.

Also no one has ever said that playing time isn't an important factor for some kids because it is important for some kids. Just not important at all or equally important for all kids.

By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 9/23/2015 11:19:14 PM

Not good when they are visiting other schools,though of course that will happen. Didn't we just reportedly lose a recruit who    signed with a conference rival during a visit?

Hope Kevin sees what we did for Carl Elliott and how well,from playing time to atmosphere to coaching he can do here. He should ask our graduating Kevin.

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 9/23/2015 11:36:24 PM

Obviously high on Coach's list and all of ours.  Getting Marfo would give our recruiting some tremendous mojo.  A very bright future ahead for Kevin if he elects to come to D.C., including healthy playing time on a potentially very good team.

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 9/24/2015 12:13:31 AM

I thought the same thing, Thinker.   Could either be a great sign or a courtesy - though also realizing he publicly whittled down his list to 9 and we were on it, then down to 5 from there and we were still on it suggsts to me more than a courtesy (unless he really cut to, say, 3, but left two on to be nice).   Doesn't mean he's picking us, but I suspect based on the reported winnowing process that there's at least a shot for all five teams.


By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/24/2015 12:36:15 AM

Reading the quotes I had the same reaction as FQ and Thinker. As a crazed GW fan though I'm compelled by Mike K's deduction theory!

Above all, I'm sold by MG.  Lets hope Marfo is too!

By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 9/24/2015 11:55:15 AM

Seems like a really fine young man who should choose GW.

If you look at the quotes, virtually no adult athlete could handle it as well as Kevin did. One reason he should be in Washington is he is a natural diplomat and should be here in the nation's and the world's capital. Seriously, he would be great at the State Department with his diplomatic skills.

Also, for those who say playing time is not a factor, check out his quote: “I want to go to a program where I will play right away and make a big impact on the team."

Fortunately, we have a lot of playing time to give and need implact players for 2016-17.

And of his finalists, we clearly offer the best educational opportunities, which he also mentioned prominently. Just five blocks from the White House. President Obama has gone to a game.

This truly is the place for Kevin.

By: Colonial NY (95 posts) - 9/24/2015 2:46:54 PM

Another PF has committed to URI. This would have to effect Marfo's decision, no? Maybe takes URI out of play with another forward coming in in 2016.

Alex Kline ‏@TheRecruitScoop  8m8 minutes ago

2016 Patrick School (NJ) PF Cyril Langevine has committed to Rhode Island.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/24/2015 2:51:06 PM

Wow.  That's their third big for 2016.  Really kicking our ass on the recruiting trail. 

By: Thomas (1,146 posts) - 9/24/2015 3:28:57 PM

BM, I think it was you who posted a link to a Rhode Island message board and they made it seem as if they would take Tertsea OR Langevine, not both. Now that both of them have committed to Rhode Island, I'd assume GW moves up a couple notches on Marfo's list like Colonial NY wrote.

Also, I wouldn't give up on Tertsea just yet, if Rhode Island has a big year and Hurley bolts for a BCS job a few days after Rhode Island is eliminated from the NCAA tourney, GW could be a landing spot for him.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/24/2015 3:37:58 PM

Yay.  We get URI's leftovers.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/24/2015 6:08:48 PM

Wow.  That's their third big for 2016.  Really kicking our ass on the recruiting trail. 

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 9/24/2015 11:08:06 PM

URI was also very interested in Marfo.  If he decides GW is the best fit, we can come out of this just fine.  Granted Hurley seems to be the more effective recruiter, but if we can pinpoint strong individuals and get our share of them, we will be ok.  If Marfo decides to go to PC - oy!

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/25/2015 11:13:49 AM

I think his visit to PC ends today.

Worth 2c, max:  Poster on PC board says a Worcester contact told him Marfo is a PC lean.

By: Kangy (23 posts) - 9/25/2015 6:21:45 PM

He's pitting us and PC directly against each other (and also respectully honoring the victims of a national tragedy):


Rest assured, Foggy Bottomians, I will not sleep until this Kevin Murray fool is destroyed.



Till Marfo.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/25/2015 6:44:19 PM

+1 kangy.  Let him have it.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/25/2015 6:44:55 PM

Take him down Mr. Gareux!



By: CT Colonial (172 posts) - 9/25/2015 7:59:41 PM

His grammar is also a tragedy.

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 9/26/2015 11:26:31 AM

according to twitter, his visit is this weekend.

By: Poster (5 posts) - 9/26/2015 3:48:01 PM

Question: so in today's social media world, I guess it's one thing to follow a recruit's Twitter account - but as an alum, what about contact?  Are you allowed to send these kids notes as to why your school is a good choice? Let me be clear: I AM NOT DOING THAT. Just a question.  I find the whole recruiting thing fascinating.

By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 9/26/2015 4:41:18 PM

Any guess on which board members are skulking about, trying to bump into the guy? Rocket? Dude? The foreign language version of Thinker?

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/26/2015 5:00:03 PM

Not me, unless he wants to swings by 51st St, The Mets bar on campus, in which case I'll buy him (if permissible) as many (non-alcoholic) White Russians as he'd like. 

May he immensely enjoy his visit and strongly consider signing with GW.

The Duda Abides

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 9/26/2015 5:53:56 PM

Poster on Providence board posted "I was told by a inside source that Marfo will choose PC. Stay tuned". Lets hope its just wishful thinking

By: NYGW (132 posts) - 9/26/2015 6:10:07 PM

Sounds like Neil's alter ego

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 9/26/2015 6:47:37 PM

The recruiting rules are complicated, but basically almost any fan of GW becomes a "booster" who isn't supposed to directly advocate for a recruit to come to their school. Technically, I believe, only the 4 coaches are allowed to directly lobby recruits to sign. I think you can say GW is a good school, campus is great, the economics department is super, etc. but not supposed to say come to play basketball at GW.

I would imagine that everyone associated with GW or any other school for that matter would be extremely uncomfortable with the idea of fans or boosters encouraging recruits to come to GW or their school.  

I also recall from the Hobbs era that the coaches aren't ever really sure if a guy is in the bag until he formally commits. So everybody at PC could be very confident about their chances of landing Marfo and he could still commit elsewhere. Until a guy commits one has to assume that's he's still uncommitted. Remember these are mostly 17 year old kids who obviously can change their minds repeatedly.

I remember during the Nigel situation hearing from people connected to ML and coaches that they were pretty confident that Nigel was coming to GW. At the same time I was hearing from one of my Maryland AAU friends "I promise you Nigel is never going to go to GW."

So you just never know for sure.

By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 9/26/2015 6:53:52 PM

Clearly, the guy not to believe was Nigel. Where is the guy, now? For how long?

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/26/2015 9:43:40 PM

Fortunately, Booster violations at GW is about the last thing we have to worry about.

Unfortunately, that's because we have a virtually non-existent Booster situation.

Nevin Shapiro is not walking through The Smith Center door, for better or worse, mostly for the better.  That said, even a Virgin White Russian, still a delicious drink. 

By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 9/27/2015 12:29:57 AM

Wish one could feel good about this, but PC hints are disturbing.

But maybe,it is just wishful thinking for them.

GW much better for basketball,playing time, academics and location,just five blocks from The White House.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/27/2015 12:51:21 AM

If there's a guy we need on the trail with the recruits, its surely not me nor whomever Rocket it is, its BigfanIndefatigable sales pitch to each recruit

By: Thomas (1,146 posts) - 9/27/2015 9:38:34 AM

Poster posed a good question, does the NCAA have any rules when it comes to social media contact with recruits?? A couple years ago, the NCAA busted a coach for sending too many text messages to a recruit  and they had to put in rules about texting recruits. I'm guessing that some sort of scandal will come out about boosters or coaches creating fake twitter or facebook accounts for the sole purpose of "influencing" recruits to attend their college which will cause the NCAA to put in specific rules regarding sites like twitter.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/27/2015 3:03:10 PM

at Lawless @GiveNGobball

George Washington HC Mike Lonergan is in to see '16 PF Kevin Marfo today at Worcester Academy (MA).

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 9/27/2015 3:17:52 PM

he adjusted his tweet too 

Pat Lawless ‏@GiveNGobball  1m1 minute ago

Boston College HC Jim Christian and George Washington HC Mike Lonergan are in to see '16 PF Kevin Marfo at Worcester Academy (MA).

That awkward  moment when the run into each other. "Damn why is he here".




By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 9/27/2015 7:04:51 PM

Obviously I don't know how high a priority he is but it sounds like both ML and BC coach wanted to be there right after Providence visit to make sure he didn't get sold on first visit. 

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/27/2015 7:10:35 PM

and likely that ML is trying to sell him on a GW visit.

By: JP (438 posts) - 9/27/2015 10:30:06 PM

Sorry, I was the "Poster" on the Twitter questions re: candidates.  I didn't see where I could enter my handle.  I'm getting too old for this shit.  Anyway, fingers crossed on this young man.  Seems like the consensus is that we need him.

By: Poster (5 posts) - 9/28/2015 8:12:15 PM


   (It's on Twitter but I can't post.  Also do not know where I can post my handle.  It's all good -- Thinker knows me.

Oh well, this cat was just wishful thinking at any rate.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/28/2015 9:28:39 PM

“There's an old saying in Foggy Bottom — I know it's in Texas, probably in Foggy Bottom— that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”

By: Igor... Not Yegor (291 posts) - 9/28/2015 9:45:02 PM

OMG!!!! This pisses me off!!

If this is a hoax... I will hunt the MF down and slow feed him his own genitalia.

Providence is the worst city on the east coast. I've spent way too much time there for work and I can tell you it is a huge dump. Why anyone would want to spend 4 years there is beyond me. If you are a tennis player and you get to play for one of the most innovative tennis coaches of our lifetime and you get an opportunity to play for Brown, I could see sucking up the Providence experience. But to be a lost in the crowd backup at PC? When you have an opportunity to be a 4 year anchor in the nation's capitol? Short of someone's aunt getting a cush job at the Dunkin Donuts pavilion, I can't imagine anyone being so naive as to make that call. I mean, BC is a bad basketball situation, but at least it is a solid school in a fun city. I could see someone making that call. What am I missing here? Outside of "poster" as a hoax!!! In which case, I will seek you out. I'm Russian. I know people. Don't close your eyes when you fall asleep tonight ya fish spooning MFer!!!!

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 9/28/2015 9:53:06 PM

can't find anything onIine at 951pm. igor...don't know what to say.

By: Hugh (209 posts) - 9/28/2015 9:59:26 PM

don't think he's committed. not finding anything on twitter. save your rant for when he officially spurns us, igor.

By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 9/28/2015 10:01:50 PM

My guess is that every guy on the board has lost a love interest at some point in his life. Seriously, how many of you would rather go back in time than live with the love you have now?

Let's whine, wring our hands, and move on, quickly.


By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 9/28/2015 10:04:10 PM

I have no idea who this poster is or any idea about where Marfo will commit.

On another note, I find it quite flattering that some mysterious poster would invoke my name to try and bolster their credibility ESPECIALLY in a scam/joke looking posting. If only it could be true that my knowing someone would make them magically smarter or better informed.

By: Bo Knows (705 posts) - 9/28/2015 10:13:24 PM

Not seeing anything anywhere and a few sources at GW know nothing about a commitment to PC yet. We might have been had here. We will see.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/28/2015 10:27:56 PM

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

You don't all recall that when someone last punked the board about a disastrous injury to a GW star, he made the same "I Know Thinker" reference???

I'll refer you to the Dubya quote I posted an hour ago, a hilarious bungle job when W. Bush, said it but it works quite well in this context.  Strong emphasis hopefully on the "can't get fooled again part" If that doesn't work for you, think about The Who.


By: Igor... Not Yegor (291 posts) - 9/28/2015 10:34:01 PM

To be clear... my drunkin' rant wasn't at the kid or his choices. By all accounts, he seems like a great kid and I very much would love for him to attend GW. Obviously.

My rant was at the extreme annoyance at someone coming on here and jerking my intoxicated chain by posting false information. Posting intentionally false internet information in regards to big men recruits is the lowest of the low. A curse on his house!!!

As far as my thoughts on the city of Providence.... I offer the following:

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/28/2015 10:38:25 PM

Igor, your post was quite clear and quite great IMO.     ......

Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again


By: Bo Knows (705 posts) - 9/28/2015 10:45:06 PM

Just for confirmation I checked the PC boards nothing there either FWIW.

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 9/28/2015 11:26:47 PM

Three dangers of a baord with no registation:

1) Juvenile hoaxters.

2) Visiting fan trolls.

3) Regular posters who turn every thread into a pissing match.

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 9/28/2015 11:28:16 PM

And 3 benefts:

1) No ads.

2) A system that works very well for our niche audience, but deters outside fans because they aren't used to the format.

3) Free-flowing discussion and debate.


All thanks to Herve!

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/29/2015 6:59:01 AM

AFAIK, PC is waiting on a scheduled visit from Sedee Keita or a hail mary from Wenyen Gabriel.  If neither comes, the spot seems to be Marfo's. I personally won't get optimistic unless he decides to visit.

By: Tuna Can (1,661 posts) - 9/29/2015 7:35:00 AM

I am just excited to read a couple of posts in a row by old friends. Alas, it will end in a few minutes, I am sure.


By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 9/29/2015 2:16:21 PM

I would love to sign Marfo. Unfortunately I do not see that happening because then my longstanding prophecy of the signing of Toro would not be fulfilled.

By: Bo Knows (705 posts) - 9/29/2015 2:18:35 PM

Thinker, I think we might get one or the other but I wouldn't bet the house on it.

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 9/29/2015 3:46:21 PM

Bo, I'm not betting either way. And my prediction was based on nothing tangble, just a strong gut sense I had from the first inital recruitment of Toro.

By: 2cents (32 posts) - 9/29/2015 5:15:46 PM

Twitter says Cooley is at Worcester Academy today.  But also, strangely, so is Coach O'Shea from Bryant? They weren't top 5  

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 9/29/2015 9:30:05 PM

I'd love to get him for several reasons. 1. he will make us better and will have a lot of playing time 2. we NEED him, 3. we are not listed on ....

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 9/29/2015 9:57:43 PM


Worcester has other players besides Marfo including I believe Saul Phiri.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 9/29/2015 10:13:04 PM

Saul transfered to Putnam Science right? The school with a team but no longer a school?

Carl Elliott and of course Cimino, Wocester guys, that program tends to produce multiple D1 guys each year.


By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 9/29/2015 11:14:26 PM

Feels like Toro is Plan B if Marfo doesn't sign with us.  And, while I'd feel good about getting Toro, I'd rather have Plan A, based on everything I've read about both.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 9/30/2015 10:18:35 AM

It's a 45 minute drive to Worcester Academy for Cooley.  Hard to out-visit him since it's barely an effort.

By: Mentzinger (3,646 posts) - 9/30/2015 1:20:21 PM

Just because someone might be your "Plan B" does not mean he will be available when your "Plan A" doesnt work out.

In other words, just because someone is our "Plan B" it doesn't mean we are his "Plan A."

By: herve (9,159 posts) - 9/30/2015 2:16:35 PM

too easy

By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 9/30/2015 4:51:41 PM

Well, know one former GW high scorer who could have used a Plan B after telling a national television audience he didn't have any.

Read this thread every day knowing that one day soon, Kevin could see the great advantages of going to GW, from the playing time available to the coaching, to the location in Washington to the excellent academics.

Know Kevin has it in him to make the right decision for his future: at GW where he will grow even more as a player, a student and a person, while being greatly appreciated by the fan base.


By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 9/30/2015 5:01:50 PM

Kevin comes here every day, just to see if you still are positive about him, Big. Sooner or later, your posts will reel him in.

By: Igor... Not Yegor (291 posts) - 9/30/2015 9:08:45 PM

I come here for bigfan's posts... why wouldn't kevin?

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 10/1/2015 12:02:05 AM

Agreed, Mentzinger, just because Toro might be our fallback doesn't mean that he is just waiting to see what Marfo does.  That's why I'd feel good about Toro, too.  Feeling thinker's vibe here.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 10/1/2015 12:14:26 PM

Wenyen Gabriel committed to Kentucky.  Keita still to visit/decide.

By: bobo (3,178 posts) - 10/1/2015 3:18:49 PM

What if it came down to either Darnell Rogers or Kevin Marfo and Bigfan had to choose just one of them (and the other one was out)? 

Tough decisions for Bigfan.

By: Poog (3,875 posts) - 10/1/2015 3:59:58 PM

Must have grown up watching Monty Hall, bobo.

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 10/1/2015 7:40:17 PM

Big Kev just tweeted "justly landed in DC" Let's hope it is for a visit! Gotta be!

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 10/1/2015 9:14:13 PM

I hope it's a visit. Then again, coming in the midst of a massive rainstorm might put a damper on the visit. Hopefully unlucky timing doesn't take us down.

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 10/1/2015 9:38:58 PM

Let's hope ML & crew have loaded up on bread, tp, and milk in great Washington storm coming tradition.

By: Buff and Blue Bandit (71 posts) - 10/1/2015 9:49:55 PM

Actually could be for the best. He might be able to share in a LOT of team bonding.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/1/2015 9:50:24 PM

If Marfo has been reading BigFan's posts, we have little to worry about.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 10/1/2015 10:30:05 PM

I'm more optimistic that I've been since EYBL when he had a couple of great games in front of half of the NCAA coaching community.  Of course, this is how LSFs are born. 

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 10/1/2015 10:42:00 PM


EAHoffses's avatar



Worcester Academy/BABC's Kevin Marfo is making an official visit to GW this weekend #pcbb #bceagles

8:11pm · 1 Oct 2015 · Twitter Web Client



By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/1/2015 11:28:54 PM

Now, if KM Tweets "#Mailvan" we'll know its essentially a done deal.

By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 10/1/2015 11:34:30 PM

There may be a little rain, but basketball and classes are held 

By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 10/1/2015 11:43:56 PM

sorry . To continue, basketball and classes are held indoors.

Time for Kevin to see how much we want him, how much playing time there is replacing another Kevin (Larsen), how good the academics are, and what a great location GW has in the heart of the world's capital, five bocks from the White House.

Enjoy, Kevin.

Everyone here and in the GW fan community is rooting for him to come to GW, where Kevin will be highly valued by the fans and a wonderful,caring family-minded coach. 

It's up to Kevin and his family, but this wekend is a great time to announce a commitment to sign with GW on the first day allowed.

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 10/3/2015 10:59:31 PM

ML tweeted a bit ago that he ran into a HS friend at dinner tonight and it made his night. Doesn't sound like he was out getting a commitment from Marfo tonight. Maybe he got it ealier today and Marfo flew out ahead of the storm? But then where was ML's cryptic "Great day for GW" tweet?

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/4/2015 12:57:36 AM

Maybe the friend he ran into was more of a metaphorical one.  The friend being, "ML, the great recruiter/salesman" of 2000-2012.

Like when you hit a long, straight drive after weeks of terrible golf, and think "Oh, Hello There Old Friend, welcome back"


By: 2cents (32 posts) - 10/4/2015 8:55:31 AM

...or it could have been his old HS buddy.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 10/4/2015 9:41:44 AM

From PC board:

"Hearing tonight that PC is apparently out of it with Marfo.  BC vs GW it appears."

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 10/4/2015 10:16:52 AM

Let's hope that PC Board poster has insider info!

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 10/4/2015 4:04:54 PM

I just re-watched the highlight video again. He is such a big strong kid and almost all the highlights are offensive rebounds and putbacks. You have to think that his game would play very well at GW against top A-10 competition.

Marfo would also give us one of the deepest frontcourts GW has ever seen in 2016 with Cavanaugh, Marfo, Smith, Cimino, and Goss. Understanding that at this moment we haven't seen any of those guys play any meaningful minutes at GW.

By: Poster (5 posts) - 10/4/2015 7:53:40 PM

URI fans are pulling for GW with this one, despite what the Dude keeps saying about Hurley. Marfo would be a great addition to the A10.

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 10/4/2015 8:07:48 PM

One would assume he makes the call in the next couple of days if the PC poster knows what he's talking about.  If not, he probably hasn't found a match and may hold out for other offers during the HS season.

He's the second big that been choosing between BC & GW in recent memory after Cimino.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/4/2015 8:38:59 PM

Haha, suuuure, I am certain URI fans are pulling for their A10 rival GW to land a good recruit.  Like a Red Sox fan will be pulling for the Yankees Tuesday night or, Putin pulled for Litvinenko's speedy recovery from polonium poisoning.

BM, that's true, BC/GW and Providence we keep seeing over and over again.  I seem to recall the BigKev Larsen recruitment coming down to GW/BC/Providence.

By: Igor... Not Yegor (291 posts) - 10/4/2015 9:07:20 PM

If the PC elimination and BC inclusion is to be believed, then my over the top drunken rant is clearly responsible. That's right... I'm taking full credit. If my new second favorite recruit (still pulling for Darnell Rogers) ends up coming to GW, then I pledge to script a booze inspired diatribe in every future recruiting thread on this site. Sorry Herve.

In all seriousness, I am really excited about this development. I believe this kid would have a great career in DC within the ML system. I think that ML is a far better coach than he is a salesman (not a dig at his salesmanship.. but rather a tip of the hat to his ability to coach up a team). In all fairness, Boston is a nice city (not as amazing as DC in my opinion) and he will have a fun time there if he goes to BC. But basketball is just an afterthought at BC. Let me guess, they took Kevin to a Football game when he went there for a visit... hmmm. If Kevin really has aspirations of Basketball beyond college, he would be doing himself a huge favor to hook up with coach Lonergan and his staff for the next 4 years. In any case, if a young man like Kevin is savvy enough to recognize this, he will be sure to commit to GW.... and he will be very happy he did.  

By: JP (438 posts) - 10/4/2015 9:57:36 PM

So, hoping for the best, if this was his official visit weekend, when would we hope to hear about a commitment?

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 10/4/2015 11:04:06 PM

Players very often commit shortly after a visit. I don't know if Marfo has viusted BC yet but If it is really down to GW and BC then you would think he'd announce shortly after the last visit.

By: Igor... Not Yegor (291 posts) - 10/4/2015 11:25:39 PM

It was reported that he took a visit to BC several weeks ago.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/5/2015 1:28:09 AM

I also re-watched his 10 minute highlight clip.  Kevin Marfo has a similar game in many ways to Kevin Larsen.  Both are strong, physical, 6'9ish guys, with good motors, quick enough feet, good work ethics, who can hold the post and play a selfless brand of hoop, really well geared to thrive in an ML offense in the A10. 

Both would not be as effective in the ACC or Big East, more so than most players of their overall caliber.  They are not shot blockers, don't have big hops, are not extremely long, do most of their scoring within 8 feet of the rim and without a ton of variety -  in short they are the kind of guy who could have a really good professional career but little NBA shot, high floors and fairly low ceilings, best displayed at GW in the A10.

It was a very wise decision for BigKev to come to GW where he has FULLY thrived and boosted his International Career Prospects, Kevin Marfo would be very  wise to do the same.  I sure hope his advisors and Kevin agree he'd be a great successor as the next BigKev, and that he and GW are a great fit.

By: The MV (4,915 posts) - 10/5/2015 10:24:47 AM

OK, I'm furious.  Didn't Florida Colonial alert us to the fact that an inside source was reporting that Marfo would be attending Providence? Normally, I wouldn't have paid much attention to this but it came from "an inside source" so wouldn't this have meant that this was highly qualified information?  Now, we're being told that the young man will not be attending Providence, and I'm left to assume that this too is coming from some inside source.  How are we supposed to know whether our new inside source should trump our former inside source?

But by all means, let's keep hanging onto every recruiting word that gets reported on the ultimate bastion of credibility, the internet.


By: Mentzinger (3,646 posts) - 10/5/2015 10:35:50 AM

Setting up a live Periscope feed from inside the brain of each and every HS student-athlete GW is recruiting. Only the latest information, straight form the source. Subscribe now!

By: Chestnut Hill (10/5/2015 10:40:55 AM)

Marfo is a lean to BC at this point following his visits. Not a definite but a lean. That comes from a family member although it was also said that he enjoyed his visit to GW and likes GW. I guess we will all find out shortly.

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 10/5/2015 10:54:04 AM

Well, if we wind up being his second choice, at least we can be comforted knowing he'll probably eventually wind up at GW anyway after he gets tired of all the losing at Boston College.



By: Mentzinger (3,646 posts) - 10/5/2015 1:14:23 PM

Probably for a separate thread since my comment has nothing to do with this recruit, but do you think winning is high on every recruit's list? Playing time and getting to the next level seem to have moved to the top in our #selfie era. 

By: 2cents (32 posts) - 10/5/2015 1:51:35 PM

Boston vs. DC.  Why is D.C. better!? (BTW NCAA, this has NOTHING to do with recruiting Kevin Marfo...just some fans talking about comparisons between two cities that's all.)

-The accent.

-The Red Sox

-Better looking chics in D.C.

-The Metro is WAY better than MBTA

What else!?

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 10/5/2015 2:37:43 PM

Chatter on the PC board is that Marfo wanted to commit to PC, but parents are looking for a better academic school.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/5/2015 2:45:54 PM

MV, I detect some humor and I am inclined to agree, in part.

Wish you had contained the point to anonymous poster on a different schools' anonymous message board, then yes.  If by Internet reporting you mean Alex Kline, or the things you read online in the NYT or WSJ or WAPO, no.

Mentz, I think playing time and pathways to a pro career are exactly the (on-court) reason recruits should sign.  Were our Core 4 silly to pick a school that had endurred 6 straight losing seasons? Isn't the pitch come be part of our rebuilding, help make the program great?

Conversely guys who signed with Wake 4 or 5 years ago (someone like TC) thought they were going to a program that had 20 straight winning seasons and 14 NCAA trips, but what they got was 4 straight losing seasons. TC would have probably been better off going for the playing time at GW instead of picking what then appeared to be the more winning program more prestigious program right? 

If Kevin Marfo wants both, PT and Winning, Couldn't be a better place for him among his final choices than GW.

By: Goo Colonials Go (68 posts) - 10/5/2015 3:50:41 PM

Providence reportedly out of the running.

A report by Friar recruiting insider Jeff Ferrucci surfaced over the weekend that Providence was out of consideration in the race to land Worcester Academy power forward Kevin Marfo. The report indicates that the recruitment is a two-horse race at this point between Boston College and George Washington. A source confirmed these reports to on Monday.


By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/5/2015 5:06:37 PM

Another Putnam Science shout out in that article.  The school with a team and no actual school.   The old why bother with teachers, we've got a gym and basketballs approach! 

Jeff Ferruci? Providence has an official Recruiting Insider? Where's GW's?

By: Mentzinger (3,646 posts) - 10/5/2015 5:11:21 PM

We could beat BC head to head in on-court matchups over say 8 of the last 12 years or so, I'd bet. Probably attendance, too. That program is off track.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/5/2015 6:59:52 PM

Also, its a real pleasure to read BM's link, in which Providence fans explain to each other how superior GW is to Providence academically.  A bit of a guilty and snooty pleasure, but a pleasure nonetheless.



By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 10/5/2015 7:03:55 PM

Worried about Chestnut Hill's comments.

But as pointed out, we have a player, Tyler, who left Wake Forest, though he was doing well, because they were not competitive in the ACC. Boston College probably worse. Kevin should reach out to Tyler about going to a low level ACC team like BC or GW. At GW, he will get to the NCAA tournament. At BC, he won't.

And GW has the best academics. Located right near the White House in the capital of the world! A coach his parents will be comfortable with and even more important, Kevin will be pleased with.

Look how we developed the Kevin he is replacing. We can do the same thing for Kevin Marfo.

When he really thinks about, it will be his decision that GW is best for him.


By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 10/5/2015 7:12:57 PM

Keep at it, Big. You know he comes here looking for your wisdom. (I agree with everything you say. I once discussed BC basketball with a BC alum. He did not care. "ziik, we are a football school. Nobody gives a shit about basketball.")

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 10/5/2015 8:25:35 PM

They took him to a football game for his visit.  That's all you need to know. 

By: bobo (3,178 posts) - 10/5/2015 9:41:41 PM


Which Boston College football game did they take him to?

Probably BC's 14-0 loss to FSU instead of BC's 17-14 beat down of Northern Illinois.  39K in attendence for the FSU game vs about 30K for NIU but probably half of those at the FSU game were Seminole fans.



By: Igor.. not Yegor (39 posts) - 10/5/2015 10:39:21 PM

I live in the Boston area and have lots of students and friends that are alumni of BC. Ziik's sentiment is spot on. Many of these people are sports fans and they can't even name a single member of the BC basketball team. They can name the entire offensive line of the football team and can tell you Doug Flutie's favorite color but they really don't know anything about the basketball program (other than that it was cool that the BC point shaving sandal was referenced in good fellas). Once in a while they may make their way over to catch a game if Duke is the opponent, but they are there to check out coach K and his future NBA lineup.

As a side thought, I think that there is a misconception amongst old timers about the exposure that a particular school will provide for you in regards to NBA scouts etc... The formula in regards to this has changed with the times and the landscape. When we were growing up, if you went to a big east school you got on ESPN and if you went to the ACC you got that big weekend afternoon game on ABC.. etc.  If you went to an Atlantic 10 school you had to fight to be noticed by comparison. This has completely changed. It seems as though every game is on TV now. If it is not on TV, it is streamed online. Scouts and agents can see pretty much any game they want at any time. As such, regular season exposure has become extremely overated.  These days, it is much more important to make it to the NCAA tournament, get on a team where you will be on the floor a bunch and in a system that will highlight your strengths and disguise your shortcomings. As such, any recruit that makes a college destination decision based on old school thinking is doing themselves a major disservice.

By: the sons of liberty (322 posts) - 10/5/2015 11:25:37 PM

Not trying to knock BC, but if you haven't seen it, this was a good 30 for 30:

It's available on Netflix.


By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 10/5/2015 11:48:09 PM

To add to what Igor said, I once sat with a Pistons scout at a GW/Richmond game. He was there to watch Justin Harper. He said that it always surprised him that a guy like Ryan Kelly would go sit on the bench or come off the bench at Duke. He said that he was still going to get scouted but that it would almost certainly hurt his draft stock (it did).

The NBA is really mostly looking at size, athleticism, individual tools, motor, basketball IQ, and demeanor. You really just need to watch guys against solid competition in a well coached environment to judge those things. Midmajor guys nowadays get scouted all of the time and make it in the NBA. . 

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/5/2015 11:56:38 PM

To further bolster the idea, 1/3 of each draft have no college PT at all, and if you could still pick guys straight from HS, that would be 3/4 of the first 20 picks.  Highest level college experience is no longer the least bit necessary.

The top of the draft has also has had plenty of guys from not must mid majors but also very obscure colleges, be they recent Pgs like Elfrid Payton from LA-Lafayette or Big men taken 20 years ago like Michael Olowokandi from Pacific.

By: Poog (3,875 posts) - 10/6/2015 12:10:31 AM

Glad we're talking about student-athletes. Most are destined to derive greater benefit from the former, not the latter. It's hyphenated so hopefully both factors are weighed by the athlete and their family.

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 10/6/2015 12:28:13 AM

While there are many obvious advantages to GW and D.C. that we are all aware of, if mom lives close to BC, seeing her son play can be a strong criterion.  Looking long term, however, the richness of the educational and growth opportunity at GW, and in the nation's capitol, is something that should be too special to pass up.

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 10/6/2015 6:50:56 PM

Come on Big Kev, u now have a helluva PG to give u great passes. Step up and come to DC!

By: Free Quebec (6,340 posts) - 10/6/2015 8:13:09 PM

Someone get Harry Giles to tell Marfo how much fun it is getting dimes from Darnell. 

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 10/6/2015 8:44:16 PM

I've officially gone insane.  His last two tweets have "Ginuwine" and "Gymwankers" in them and all I can see is the G & W in both words.  I'm sighning off for a while.

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 10/6/2015 8:54:24 PM

Take a Good long and Well deserved rest BM.  What will happen, will happen.  You've done your part.

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 10/6/2015 8:57:28 PM

I saw the gymwankers tweet and went to the is pretty funny!  Come on Kev, call Coach and come along for the ride.

By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 10/7/2015 1:17:17 AM

Kevin's mom can get to DC in many ways on public transportation in as little as an hour.

This will let Kevin grow into the man he is meant to be, away from home as college should be, having new experiences In a good,safe environment.

But at the same time, hecwill be in a safe environment in a nice area, just blocks from  The  White House. Kevin has no chance to meet President Obama if he goes to B C, but our players have met The President.

While Kevin has a chance to grow on his own here, it will be in a supportive family environment. No one is more family oriented than Coach Lonergan. Mrs. Lonergan is a wonderful caring person who is like a mother to the team. She also is a basketball coach. who knows the game and understands the pressures. The Lonergans intertwine their family with the basketball family.

We have players from around the world who are happy,much less the relatively short distance Kevin will be from home, because we are a basketball FAMILY.

 We have the better basketball team and great prospects. Kevin will be playing with Tyler Cavanaugh, an excellent player who lefta low tier ACC team just like BC because he wanted to win while being at a fine school like GW.

Coach Lonergan is dedicated to the game. He will be hereall four years for Kevin. Coach L is a winner, with two 20 win seasons ina row. We travel to fun places like Hawaii and Orando, while winning and paying attention to our studies.

We just graduated an Academic All-American who will be a doctor. Coach Lonergan's players all graduate. Our academics are better than BC,with programs known yhroughout the country. We also have a diverse student body from all over the country and the world.

Kevin will be replacing a four year starter,with more playing time available to him than anywhere. 

But with less pressure than anywhere else. We will have 3 players who are good point guards to get the ball to Kevin and make him look good.

Most of all, Kevin can grow his game,grow as a student, a person and a young man. There is no better place for him.

He needs to grab this great opportunity to use his talents and smarts at a place where he will grow and grow. Into a wonderful future. 

Right now isbthe time to make an unbreakable commitment to GW. Grab it while it's available.

Because the sky is the limit for Kevin at GW. Time to let him fly.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/7/2015 1:56:09 AM

BigFan strikes!


By: BM (5,673 posts) - 10/7/2015 8:54:51 AM


By: bobo (3,178 posts) - 10/7/2015 9:21:57 AM

Bigfan is also a Cleveland Cavs fan:

By: BM (5,673 posts) - 10/7/2015 10:18:12 AM

Announcing Friday

By: Goo Colonials Go (68 posts) - 10/7/2015 10:21:41 AM

"“I will bring rebounding, toughness and interior scoring,” he said." 


By: BM (5,673 posts) - 10/7/2015 11:22:40 AM

In depth interview about his three options.

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 10/7/2015 11:25:45 AM

OK, Darnell needs to call Giles, then they get on the phone with Big Kev, and the three of them talk about the next 4 years. Giles can tell Big Kev about receiving dishes. Darnell can tell him how he loves giving dishes. Come On! Darnell can only help our cause in landing BigKev!

By: Poog (3,875 posts) - 10/7/2015 11:56:42 AM

Thanks for the interview link, BM. Articulate young man that should do well wherever he ends up. The Patrick Nero athletic department would seem to be as as good a fit for Kevin's aspirations as Lonergan's program. Penciled in Friday as a big day with the key volleyball match at the Smitty against St. Louis. Now hoping the usual large contingent of attendees from the men's bball staff and team will be there with big smiles on their faces.

By: Craig Martinez (10/7/2015 11:57:46 AM)

I love that interview. First off, when asked about his list, he mentions GW first... probably meaningless or not... 

Kevin seems really smart and like he has a great head on his shoulders. I think he would be a great fit for our culture in addition to our needs. I know he will succeed wherever he ends up, but i sure hope to see him in Buff and Blue. 

By: MOCO Observer (50 posts) - 10/7/2015 12:33:38 PM

What if GW hit the daily double and got both Marfo and Toro? I doubt it happens but wow that would be something.

By: Boston Colonial (330 posts) - 10/7/2015 12:38:00 PM

Listening to the interview, I think he is cming to GW.

By: thinker (2,825 posts) - 10/7/2015 12:56:01 PM

Speaks to the value of being on a recruit very early.

By: adclub (10/7/2015 1:31:09 PM)


By: 2cents (32 posts) - 10/7/2015 1:47:48 PM

This man child is impressive on and off the court. He is the epitome of the type of player GW tends to attract; Well spoken, intelligent and goal oriented.  

By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 10/7/2015 7:43:33 PM

Will add to this later, but for Kevin it is a perfect fit with our academics, alumni, culture and coach meeting his needs, making him a better basketball player and well-rounded man.

By: NewGWFan (510 posts) - 10/7/2015 8:40:23 PM


like everyone said, this is perfect type of recruit.  The staff identified him early before other schools, identified him as they quality player and young man that fits at GW, nurtured the relationship as other BCS level schools became interested.  Clearly the staff has done just about everything you could want to this point and the decision is now Kevin's to make.

I would actually prefer if we weren't up against BC.  They fit most of the same categories as GW from academic profile, have a solid history, and play in the ACC, and are closer to home.  I wish it was someone like Rutgers, Penn State but it is what it is.

I think the important thing to keep in mind is that the staff has put us in the right position and win or lose they've by all accounts done an excellent job with him.  Hopefully it's enough come Friday!



By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/7/2015 9:16:34 PM

I 17th the pro Marfo thoughts.  Perfect type of recruit indeed.

By: Mike K (1,177 posts) - 10/7/2015 10:06:53 PM

Well, after listening to the audio clip in BM'S link, I think we can all agree the young man has his act and priorities together, and whoever gets him will be getting a fine young man.

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 10/8/2015 12:31:34 AM

Love the fact that he ended up listing academics first, and he seemed to have  a realistic line on all three schools (except maybe PC being a great school).  To me it also reinforced the pride and admiration I have for Coach Lonergan and his staff.  If I could magically put thoughts in his mind about our program and our school, I couldn't have done it any better than the impressions that Coach, the staff, and players have made.

Not objective by a longshot, but I truly believe that George Washington University is by far the best all around place for Kevin to continue his education, and development as a man and a basketball player.  Kevin Marfo, do the right thing!

By: The MV (4,915 posts) - 10/8/2015 9:34:30 AM

Excelllent points by NewGWFan.  As much as we would love to land this player, BC offers a lot of credible selling points as well.  No matter which school he chooses, it's easy to foresee a very successful future for Kevin well beyond his basketball-playing days are over.

By: Danjsport (1,195 posts) - 10/8/2015 9:59:14 AM

I don't know Kevin, so I can't speak to what school is best for him.  I know GW is great--and was great for me.  I'd love for him to come to GW and I hope that he does.  But I have no idea if this is the best place for him.  I hope he thinks it is, and I wish him well regardless!

By: Florida Colonial (562 posts) - 10/8/2015 10:40:34 AM

I try and find small pieces of evidence that should make me feel good about out chances. So here is mine for the day! Beware it might just be me trying to a optimist.

I requested to follow him on twitter and he not only accepted but followed me back. My bio makes it obvious that I'm a GW fan. My optimism come from the fact that I've convinced myself he certainly wouldnt bother to follow me back if he was going to have no interest in GW after Friday.

Like I said. I might be reaching with this one, but it keeps my hopes up.

Lets go Big Kev II



By: Thomas (1,146 posts) - 10/8/2015 11:03:31 AM

Florida Colonial,  in the twittersphere, that's actually a GREAT sign!!! Most people Marfo's age will only follow/interact with people or sites that really interest them. Maybe Marfo liked the idea of being linked with someone who attended the same college that he will starting in 2016!!

By: Boston Colonial (330 posts) - 10/8/2015 11:06:52 AM

For the record, Kevin Marfo is from New Jersey.  BC, Providence and GW are pretty much the same distance from home.  He's at BABC because Leo Papile likes to win!

By: NewGWFan (510 posts) - 10/8/2015 11:18:01 AM

Boston Colonial - Didn't realize he's form NJ, so that's good.  GW probably closer than BC in that case.

Florida Colonial - You should create a fake BC twitter account and try doing the same thing.  That might give you your answer.

By: BACCAS92 (705 posts) - 10/8/2015 1:30:33 PM

If he comes can we call him a bad Marfo?

By: Igor.. not Yegor (39 posts) - 10/8/2015 4:02:28 PM


I listened to that interview and actually was left with the feeling that he was going to BC. To me it sounded like he was saying a whole lot of "us" and "we" when talking about  them and "them" when talking about us. Then again I tend to be an eternal pessimist when it comes to these things  and many on here are clearly homers when it comes to GW so all our opinions  are slanted one way or another I suppose.  Really interesting how different people can listen to the same interview and hear two different things.  I certainly hope I am wrong on this one as my other take away from the interview was that this is a well spoken kid who is introspective and puts substantial thought into making an important decision.

As some of you know, I run a small tennis academy up in the Boston area. For my own business, I always feel like my best customers are the smart and well informed customers. Clearly I am biased,  but I think that in my case you get what you pay for. Quite often my competitors use bells and whistles and make false claims to excite a student or parent to go with them. The families that take the time to look at track record and really do their due diligence gravitate to me. In any case, I sort of look at GW in the same way. We get the kids who are smart enough to actually use those smarts to figure out what a great situation GW really is. Listening to that interview gave me the sense that Kevin is a kid who is more than capable of sifting through all the various information that I am sure is being thrown at him and isolating the factors  that really matter.  See? Now I'm talking myself into a positive vibe on this one.

One... last thought.  Not to disparage BC in any way. It is a nice enough school. But to talk about BC without bringing up their current  culture would be an oversight.  This is what I know... there are many programs that have prolonged stretches of failure, often coupled with multiple coaching changes. At these programs, whenever a new coach comes in, it is imperative that they sell to the incoming recruits that their regime will represent a culture change. What no new coach has ever said... "we will continue to finish in the bottom 4th of our league, our fan base will remain disinterested and I plan to lose my job 2 years from now".  In fairness, many programs ARE able to change their culture with a shift in coaches. So by no means am I saying that BC will continue to eternally dwell in the cellar of the ACC and miss post season play and so on. Obviously, I do not know the future. My only point is that the BC situation in regards to results based criteria is very much a gamble with the outcome not overly likely. With ML, GW has  established itself as a basketball situation that is very stable and reliably successful. Obviously, none of us can see the future, but can any of y'all envision a realistic situation where Kevin comes to GW and the team never makes a post season tournament in the next 4 years and ML gets fired. I know we are biased towards GW here, but there is really like no chance of that.. right? Can we honestly say the same for BC?

OK.. I'm done. Backing slowly away from the keyboard.  

By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 10/8/2015 4:09:28 PM

WHat happened to Al Skinner?

By: Igor.. not Yegor (39 posts) - 10/8/2015 4:19:26 PM

Albert L. "Al" Skinner, Jr. (born June 16, 1952) is an American men's college basketball head coach and a former collegiate and professional basketball player. He was formerly the head coach of the Boston College men's basketball team and was then an assistant at Bryant University before becoming the head coach of Kennesaw State University in 2015.

By: ziik (2,950 posts) - 10/8/2015 4:36:55 PM

And Marfo committs to...

By: Neil (314 posts) - 10/8/2015 5:34:33 PM

GW wins

By: Neil (314 posts) - 10/8/2015 5:34:34 PM

GW wins

By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 10/8/2015 5:50:32 PM

There is no doubt GW is the best choice for Kevin and his family. We have better academics, a better coach, one who is established and a supportive, caring environment in the world's capital. And lots of playing time available.

If he chooses GW, Kevin is set up to have a long professional career. He replaces Kevin Larsen, who is poised to have a great professional career in either the NBA or overseas. Patrico Garino and Yuta Watanabe have been termed NBA prospects by sportswriters.

I am very familiar with his home area, having grown up there and went to GW. You can fly in an hour, take the train is three hours, take the bus in four hours very inexpensively. We are on TV in Bergen County more than BC,so his family can watch. In fact, our league tournament is just across the river in New York. Easy access for them.

He can get back home and Kevin's mom can get to DC in many ways on public transportation in as little as an hour.

Below are some points that were made earlier, which think bear repeating if Kevin hasn't already 100 percent chosen GW--or to back up his obvious choice to be a Colonial.

This will let Kevin grow into the man he is meant to be, away from home as college should be, having new experiences In a good,safe environment, just blocks from  The  White House. Kevin has no chance to meet President Obama if he goes to B C, but our players have met The President.

Came from the same area as Kevin. Neither of my parents went to GW. After going to GW, Washington and the world opened up to me. Traveled around the globe, met many of the most accomplished and famous people  from government to sports to entertainers to business. All of this happened after I went to GW and spent time in Washington.

All of this can happen to Kevin if he chooses GW.

While Kevin has a chance to grow on his own here, it will be in a supportive family environment. No one is more family oriented than Coach Lonergan. Mrs. Lonergan is a wonderful caring person who is like a mother to the team. She also is a basketball coach. who knows the game and understands the pressures. The Lonergans intertwine their family with the basketball family.

We have players from around the world who are happy,much less the relatively short distance Kevin will be from home, because we are a basketball FAMILY.

 We have the better basketball team and great prospects. Kevin will be playing with Tyler Cavanaugh, an excellent player who lefta low tier ACC team just like BC because he wanted to win while being at a fine school like GW.

Coach Lonergan is dedicated to the game. He will be hereall four years for Kevin. Coach L is a winner, with two 20 win seasons ina row. We travel to fun places like Hawaii and Orando, while winning and paying attention to our studies.

We just graduated an Academic All-American who will be a doctor. Coach Lonergan's players all graduate. Our academics are better than BC,with programs known yhroughout the country. We also have a diverse student body from all over the country and the world.

Our alumni are some of the most powerful people in the world, from famous military leaders like Colin Powell to ambassadors to famous names in the news to TV and movie stars like Kerry Washington.

Kevin will be replacing a four year starter,with more playing time available to him than anywhere. 

But with less pressure than anywhere else. We will have 3 players who are good point guards to get the ball to Kevin and make him look good. Jaren Sina played point for Seton Hall. Paul Jorgensen, is known as "Prince Harry of Harlem" for his awesome ability in passing the ball.

Darnell Rogers, who just committed, is so good at passing that he made his AAU teammate the top college recruit in the country. Three proven point guards to get the ball to Kevin.

Most of all, Kevin can grow his game,grow as a student, a person and a young man. There is no better place for him.

We believed in him first, when others didn't. Coach Lonergan has already improved Kevin's game. Though he is terrific now, imagine how much better and more marketable Kevin will be after actually playing for Coach Lonergan.

At GW, we won't take him to a football game to see what brings out university sports fans. We don't have a football team. The basketball team at GW has the importance of basketball and football rolled into one.

At BC, basketball is a distance second, a poor cousin to football. BC fans care mostly about football.

But at GW, basketball is king here. And the basketball players are the big men on campus, with their pictures on game tickets--and plastered on huge posters outside buildings.

Kevin needs to grab this great opportunity to use his talents and smarts at a place where he will grow and grow. Into a wonderful future. 

Right now is the time to make an unbreakable commitment to GW. Seize it while it's available.

Because the sky is the limit for Kevin at GW. Time to for him to fly at the university that will forever be a part of his success in basketball and life. 

Not for our sake, though Kevin is already beloved by the fans as he can, but for his sake and best interests, Kevin has one clear choice: GW!

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/8/2015 6:09:18 PM

Wow. Mine eyes have just seen the glory of the coming of The BigFan.

The Magnum Opus of recruiting pitches, there's seriously a career awaiting you if you ever to decide to swap careers.

Fuel the JETS! European recruits, The BigFan is coming for you too.


By: Igor.. not Yegor (39 posts) - 10/8/2015 7:16:10 PM

What a huge exaggeration Bigfan. Everyone knows that Basketball is not a distant second at BC. Hockey is actually a very close second. Basketball is a very very distant 3rd.

Otherwise, spot on with every aspect of your post. Crushed it!!!

By: BACCAS92 (705 posts) - 10/8/2015 7:39:33 PM

I am very confused has the kid committed to GW or not?  I see GW wins.

By: 2cents (32 posts) - 10/8/2015 8:33:20 PM

Bigfan, that was inspiring! I hope it's not wasted.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you add a trip to Japan along with Hawaii and Orlando? I thought I remembered reading there was a planned trip NEXT year? Who doesn't want to go there!?? 

By: NewGWFan (510 posts) - 10/8/2015 9:42:33 PM

Some good Twitter vibes.  ML and Kev recently started following each other.  Coaches from his school following Hajj.  I think GW pulls this one out.

By: bobo (3,178 posts) - 10/8/2015 9:45:12 PM

Marfo announces Friday. I took the interview to be that he was leaning BC. Alumni network and the plan they had for him as helping lead the resurgence of the program. ..blah blah blah.

By: GW Fan (509 posts) - 10/8/2015 10:59:41 PM

Boston's not a bad city, but I don't think you can walk a couple of blocks from your dorm at BC and have dinner with a view like this...


By: Bigfan (2,829 posts) - 10/9/2015 12:12:38 AM

We have a much more powerful alumni network from world leaders to numerous members of Congress to the most famed coach in NBA history to the current president of the Yankees (Yankee Stadium anytime!) to television news and entertainment figures including Kerry Washington. 

And many business leaders. In fact, the CEO of Apple chose GW to speak at graduation just this spring. That's an alumni network!

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/9/2015 12:29:09 AM

Take us to the Promised land BigFan:'ve_Been_To_The_Mountaintop.ogg

By: Igor.... Not yegor (10/9/2015 12:39:12 AM)

I know people who know people. And some of those people know Bigfan and that guy knows everyone. Network baby!!!!

So umm you think BC alums are up at 1am pontificating about Kevin on the BC chat room site? 

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/9/2015 12:58:52 AM

Haha, good Question Igor.  Hell no they aren't!



By: Poog (3,875 posts) - 10/9/2015 1:03:10 AM

Come on Bigfan. All funnin' aside, let's take potential recruits a little more seriously and give them a little more credit for being intelligent young people. Lonergan, Nero, GW, and Washington, D.C. have much to offer. The strongest appeal is the honesty with which those opportunities and advantages are presented to prospective student-athletes during their recruitment. However much enthusiasm gets shown on this message board by however many posters there may be, we still ought to remember the apocryphal tale of the cherry tree and our school's namesake. 

By: Poog (3,875 posts) - 10/9/2015 1:03:54 AM

Come on Bigfan. All funnin' aside, let's take potential recruits a little more seriously and give them a little more credit for being intelligent young people. Lonergan, Nero, GW, and Washington, D.C. have much to offer. The strongest appeal is the honesty with which those opportunities and advantages are presented to prospective student-athletes during their recruitment. However much enthusiasm gets shown on this message board by however many posters there may be, we still ought to remember the apocryphal tale of the cherry tree and our school's namesake. 

By: The Other MG (69 posts) - 10/9/2015 1:12:17 AM

Kevin, do not allow yourself to be fooled.  GW is the best place for you, for so many reasons. First true love, true love always.

By: The Dude (529 posts) - 10/9/2015 3:22:12 AM

For what its worth, BC, a bad program also has a roster in total disarray.  No bright future visible on their horizon. GW on the other hand has a bright future, and wide open PT in our 2016 FrontCourt for Mr. Marfo, but also good talent surrounding him elsewhere at other positions on the floor.  With his decision seemingly just hours away, I truly hope he weighs in all of that among other considerations and decides on GW:



URI, GW and St. Bonnies interested among others. 2011-12 First Team NEPSAC AA.



Yes!!!! WhosGotNextRecruits@WGNRecruits Class of 2016 Guard Darnell Rogers (@rogers_shawnta) visits George Washington tomorrow! Darnell Rogers thread