STORRS — Lasan Kromah, who will pursue a master’s degree at the University of Connecticut after graduating from George Washington University, has joined the UConn men’s basketball program for the 2013-14 season.
Kromah, a 6-5 swingman from Greenbelt, Md., has one season of eligibility remaining following a three-year career at GWU and will be able to compete immediately for the Huskies.
“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.”
Kromah averaged in double figures in each of his three seasons with the Colonials, finishing his 92-game career with 1,013 points (11.0 average), 373 rebounds (4.1), and 194 assists (2.1). He started 71 games and averaged 26.2 minutes per game.
Last season, Kromah was the second-leading scorer for George Washington, averaging 10.1 ppg, along with 3.7 rebounds, and shooting 47.6 percent overall, and 67.5 percent from the foul line. He scored in double figures 19 times and was third on the team with 56 assists and 35 steals.
“I think Lasan can be a great facilitator for us,” Ollie said. “I love his versatility on the court. He can help us in so many ways.”
Kromah was an Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection after his freshman season at GWU in 2009-10, when he averaged 11.8 ppg and was the team leader in both three-pointers made (48) and steals (62), while playing for current UConn Assistant coach Karl Hobbs.
Heading into his sophomore season, Kromah suffered a Lisfranc sprain of his left foot during a preseason scrimmage and was forced to miss the entire year to heal the injury. He returned in 2011-12 to start 29 of GW’s 31 games and averaged 11.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
Kromah, who turned 22 on Monday, graduated in four years from George Washington with a degree in criminal justice. He will pursue a master’s degree from UConn in the Educational Psychology: Cognitive, Instruction and Learning Technologies program.