The addition of George Washington transfer Lasan Kromah became official Tuesday, according to a release from the UConn athletic department.
Kromah, a 6-foot-5 guard with one remaining year of eligibility, will compete immediately for the Huskies.
News of his transfer broke in late May.
“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 assumes the scholarship left behind by Enosch Wolf, who was suspended indefinitely following a Feb. 11 arrest. Wolf was reinstated in May, but can only return to the team as a walk-on. According to his family, no decision has been made on his future. It would cost Wolf nearly $50,000 to attend the school next year.
Kromah joins Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun and incoming freshman Terrence Samuel in a deep and talented UConn backcourt.
“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.”
A double-digit scorer in each of his three seasons at George Washington, Kromah averaged 10.1 points and 3.7 rebounds this past season. He played his freshman year under former Colonials coach Karl Hobbs, now an assistant at UConn. The 6-foot-5 swingman averaged 11.8 points while hitting 48 3-pointers as a freshman, earning a spot on the Atlantic 10 Rookie Team in the process.
Kromah, who turned 22 Monday, graduated in four years from George Washington with a degree in criminal justice. He’ll pursue a Masters at UConn in educational psychology.
Last season, R.J. Evans, a one-year transfer from Holy Cross, completed his Masters in educational psychology. Evans averaged 3.7 points in 15.1 minutes for the Huskies. With the rest of the backcourt returning, Kromah figures to absorb Evans’ playing time from a year ago.