GW's Kromah will join UConn men as grad student

UConn announced Tuesday that Lasan Kromah has officially joined the men's basketball program. He has one year of eligibility and will attend graduate school.

Kromah, a 6-foot-5 swingman, graduated from George Washington University, playing three seasons for the Colonials. He started 71 career games, averaging 11 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

Last season, he ranked second on the team in scoring at 10.1 points and averaged 3.7 rebounds. He converted 47.6 percent from the field and 67.5 percent from the foul line.

Kromah, 22, will be counted on to provide veteran leadership, much like graduate student R.J. Evans of Salem did last season for the Huskies.

Coach Kevin Ollie loves Kromah's versatility. He believes the former GW player can be a great facilitator and help the team in so many ways.

"We're excited to have Lasan join our program," Ollie said in a released statement. "He is the type of player and person who is going to make us stronger as a team with his ability on the court as well as his high character."

Kromah, an Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team pick in 2010, played for current UConn assistant Karl Hobbs at George Washington. He sat out his sophomore season with a left foot injury.

He will pursue a master's degree at UConn in Educational Psychology.

- Gavin Keefe

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