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Revolutionaries add transfer forward from Cornell

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Sean Hansen, a senior transfer from Cornell, announces his transfer to GW on X.

Cornell senior forward Sean Hansen committed to men’s basketball, he said on X on Wednesday. 

The former Cornell captain averaged 8.8 points per game this season for the Big Red, paired with an average of 3.5 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists. Hansen’s transfer to the Revolutionaries caps off his three-season Cornell career, after his first season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Big Red finished 11-3 in Ivy League play this season, securing a second-place seat in the conference and rounding off 22-8 overall.

The 6’9” forward started in all 30 games for Cornell last season, the only Big Red player to do so. He finished out eighth in the conference in field goal percentage, shooting .534 from the field. 

The Ramsey, New Jersey, native recorded a season high in points in Cornell’s first game of the season, netting 25 points in a victory over Lehigh University on Nov. 6. In Cornell’s opening round loss in the National Invitation Tournament to Ohio State last month, Hansen tallied 4 points in 17 minutes of play in his final game at the school. 

In high school, Hansen was named to the first-team all-league in three seasons, and in his senior year he was named to the first-team All North Jersey. Hansen graduated from Ramsey High School as the all-time scoring leader, racking up 1,707 points in his career. 

Hansen’s commitment marks the second transfer addition to the Revs secured by Head Coach Chris Caputo and his staff this off-season. Officials signed redshirt sophomore forward Rafael Castro from Providence on Tuesday. 

The two front-court additions should help the Revs down low, after the departure of graduate student center Babatunde Akingbola left GW short on size. Castro, standing at 6’11,” and Hansen will work to aid the team’s rebounding, following  Akingbola’s 184 recorded rebounds in 32 games last season. 

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