Every week, across several sports, players around the DMV shine in individual performance. Every Monday, I’d like to take a minute to highlight some of those performances, including what I view as the best performance and name that athlete the “DMV Star of the Week.”
This week’s DMV Star of the Week is George Washington senior guard James Bishop IV.
In last Monday’s 85-80 loss to Hofstra, Bishop scored 44 points for the Colonials, shooting 63% (15/24) from the field, including 42% (5/12) from three and was also 9/10 at the free throw line.
The 44 point performance by Bishop is the most points anyone has scored in a game in the country this season and is the most ever points scored by a GW player since the school joined the Atlantic 10 Conference over 40 years ago.
Perhaps most impressively, Bishop scored 26 of his 44 in the second half after the Colonials trailed by 11 at the break. GW even had a lead in the final 10 minutes but wasn’t able to hold on for the win.
Head coach Chris Caputo is in his first season at the helm of the GW program and has his team off to a 3-1 start with perhaps the team’s most impressive performance coming in the loss to Hofstra.
GW could be a surprise competitor in the A-10 if Bishop continues to play like this.
The DMV saw ten teams in action this past week, including The Washington Commanders, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Maryland and Howard University football teams and the Georgetown, George Washington, Maryland, American and Howard basketball teams.
Here are some honorable mention performances for DMV Star of the Week:
Commanders kicker Joey Slye was the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance in Washington’s 32-21 win over the previously undefeated Philadelphia Eagles. Slye made five field goals in the win, including two from 50+ (58 and 55)
Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa was 26/36 293 yards with 2 touchdowns in Saturday’s 43-30 loss to Ohio State
Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin recorded 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in Thursday’s 5-4 loss vs. St. Louis
Washington defensive lineman Montez Sweat recorded 2 sacks in the Commanders 23-10 victory over the Texans on Sunday
Howard quarterback Quinton Williams was 17/24 with 2 touchdowns and 241 yards passing in Saturday’s 35-6 win over Morgan State, adding a rushing touchdown as well
Georgetown center Qudus Wahab was named to the Jamaica Classic All Tournament Team following a strong 23 points, 7 rebound performance in Sunday’s 69-62 win vs. La Salle
Maryland basketball’s Donta Scott averaged 24 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting68% from the field at the 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic
Here’s what’s coming up this week in DMV Sports:
Washington Commanders: (6-5, 4th in NFC East)
11/27 vs. Atlanta
Washington Capitals: (7-10-3, 7th in Metropolitan Division)
11/23 vs. Philadelphia
11/25 vs. Calgary
11/26 @ New Jersey
Washington Wizards: (10-7, 6th in Eastern Conference)
11/23 @ Miami
11/25 @ Miami
11/27 @ Boston
Howard Football: (5-6 overall, 4-1 in MEAC, 2nd in MEAC)
Maryland Football: (6-5 overall, 3-5 in Big 10, 4th in B10 East)
11/26 vs. Rutgers
Georgetown Basketball: (3-2 overall, 0-0 in Big East)
11/23 vs. American
11/26 vs. UMBC
Maryland Basketball: (5-0 overall, 0-0 in Big 10)
11/25 vs. Coppin State
Howard Basketball: (3-4 overall, 0-0 in MEAC)
11/21 @ Belmont
11/26 @ Austin Peay
American University Basketball: (2-2 overall, 0-0 in Patriot League)
11/23 @ Georgetown
11/26 @ St. Francis (PA)
George Washington Basketball: (3-1 overall, 0-0 in Atlantic 10)
11/22 vs. UC San Diego
11/26 vs. New Hampshire