Belarus' Mescheriakov into GW Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018

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Belarus' Mescheriakov into GW Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Basketball Federation, sports director of "Tsmoki-Minsk" Yegor Mescheriakov will be introduced to the Hall of Fame of George Washington University (GW).

A versatile 6-foot-9 forward from Minsk, Belarus, Yegor Mescheriakov was the epitome of student-athlete for GW's four men's basketball postseason teams of the late 1990s, GWsports.com reports.

He earned All-Atlantic 10 honors in each of his four seasons from 1995-99, and was also a three-time A-10 All-Academic Team and 1999 Second Team Academic All-America selection who completed his undergraduate degree in just three years.

As a freshman, he averaged 9.7 points and was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team as GW reached the NCAA Tournament. He then led the Colonials with 16.6 points per game, including a 22-point, 10-rebound double-double average to earn A-10 All-Championship Team honors, en route to a Second Team All-Conference selection as a sophomore on GW's 1997 NIT team.

GW returned to the NCAA Tournament in 1997-98 as Mescheriakov provided 12.7 points per game and garnered Third Team All-Conference accolades. He then set career-high marks of 17.6 points and 6.8 rebounds as he and Shawnta Rogers led GW back to the NCAA Tournament in 1998-99.

Over 116 career games, Mescheriakov helped GW to 80 victories with 81 double-digit scoring games and 22 games with 20-or-more points. He ranks eighth all-time at GW with 1,645 points and was named to the All-Century Team in 2001.

Source: GWsports.com

Photo: Yegor Mescheriakov's Facebook page