by Roger Wistar
Patrick Steeves '12 was recently featured in a full-length Q&A interview on the George Washington men's basketball website, in advance of the upcoming season for the Colonials.
The journey for Steeves through college basketball has been a torturous one, so remarkable that it was featured on NPR's "Only a Game" radio show in 2016. Steeves graduated from Harvard, but missed the majority of his first three seasons due to injuries. He did manage to take the court as a senior, emerging as a leading scorer for the Crimson and one of the best three-point shooters in the country.
But the Ivy League does not allow players to take redshirt seasons, and so after four years, Steeves was finished playing basketball at Harvard. With NCAA eligibility left, however, he took his degree and enrolled at GW as a graduate student, making him immediately eligible to play.
Last season, his first of two years playing at GW, Steeves played in 27 games and scored a career-high 26 points against the University of Massachusetts. He was also named to the Atlantic-10 All-Academic Team as a graduate student in business analytics.