VCU addressed a need and added some proven scoring punch and shooting with the transfer addition of 6’3 guard via the Washington Huskies, Marcus Tsohonis.
The Portland, OR native will be a rising junior for the black and gold and brings with him a proven stroke from deep as a career 38.7% three-point shooter. Tsohonis averaged 10.4 points per contest his sophomore season in the Pac-12, scoring 20 or more points on five occasions this past season including a career-high 29 in a road win against in-state rival, Washington State.
The news of his addition proves even larger with the recent announcement of Bones Hyland’s intention to enter the NBA Draft this year.
Statistically speaking, a case could be made that Tsohonis was questionably underutilized for the Huskies this past season.
As a sophomore the guard ranked sixth on the team in minutes at 20 per contest, but checked in at top-2 in the team in player efficiency rating (17.8) and overall box plus/minus (+3.2). He ranked tops on the Huskies in offensive box plus/minus and points per 40 minutes and was the least turnover prone player on a Huskies team that struggled to hold on to the ball.
In games where Tsohonis logged over 30 minutes he averaged 23 points this past season (three total contests).
Tsohonis led the Pac-12 in conference three-point shooting as well as a freshman, connecting on a conference-best 42.7% of his threes as a freshman.