Monday, September 30, 2013

Meet Lasan Kromah

Lasan Kromah is a 6-5, 201 lbs. swing guard with a 6-9 wingspan from Greenbelt, MD. He averaged 10.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 2012-2013.  He is not a 3-point shooter, only hitting .222 from deep, and his percentage has dipped in each year.  He isn’t bad from the line and knocked down .675 from the line and was the second leading scorer on his team.  In his rookie season, he earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team, but missed his sophomore season with a Lisfranc sprain that he suffered in a pre-season game against NC State.

“He definitely has the ability to score the ball,” GW assistant coach Pete Strickland said. “He has a very instinctive ability to get to the rim. He doesn’t really fit a type – he’s not a ‘classic’ anything – he just has a unique ability to get to the rim. He’s got great length to him and a nice nose for the basket."

He’s a smart kid which is what Ollie is looking for.  He has already graduated from George Washington and earned his degree in Criminal Justice and will pursue a master’s degree in Educational Psychology: Cognitive Instruction and Learning Technologies at UConn.

He visited Indiana and Xavier before choosing UConn where he has a relationship with Coach Hobbs, playing two seasons under him.

“I wanted to explore somewhere else, in a different environment, and play basketball at a higher level,” said Kromah and also spoke about UConn. “I got a good vibe, I really got a sense of family. I have a good relationship with Coach (Karl) Hobbs. It’s an opportunity for me to develop and play.”

“We’re excited to have Lasan join our program,” said UConn coach Kevin Ollie. “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. I think Lasan can be a great facilitator for us. I love his versatility on the court. He can help us in so many ways.” 

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