George Mason guard Rashad Whack to transfer

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Guard Rashad Whack will transfer from George Mason, a school spokesman said Saturday.

Whack averaged 0.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.3 minutes as a sophomore for the Patriots. He played in 22 of 34 games for Mason (27-7), which reached the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Whack floated in and out of the Patriots’ rotation throughout the season, but played only 36 minutes in Mason’s final 13 games.

The Bishop McNamara product appeared in 40 games (one start) in two seasons at Mason, averaging 1.2 points and 0.9 rebounds.

Coach Jim Larranaga said in a release Whack wanted to find a place where he could earn more playing time – something that could be difficult at Mason given the Patriots’ returning talent.

Although leading scorer Cam Long and sixth man Isaiah Tate will graduate to open up minutes in the backcourt, the Patriots will get Sherrod Wright back from injury next season. Mason also returns starters Andre Cornelius and Luke Hancock as well as freshman reserve Vertrail Vaughns, who played more than twice as many minutes as Whack last season.

Patrick Stevens

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