The Colonials style of play – fast paced and energetic – had to be appealing to Koundjia who, baseline to baseline was one of the fastest guys in the country back in 2003 when Scout.com rated him the No. 27 senior in the country.
Plus, it probably didn't hurt that the French-speaking Koundjia likely found a confidant in G.W.'s French speaking assistant Roland Houston, a veteran of professional basketball overseas.
Karl Hobbs has the Colonials rolling this year with an appearance in the Top 25 and Koundjia was eager to join them, citing the ability to make a bigger impact in the Atlantic 10 than the ACC. "I think he felt that he had a better chance of being the man than just one of the guys," Laurinburg coach Chris Chaney said of his former player. "Obviously GW is an up and coming program but he can help take them to that next level."
Last season Koundjia averaged 3 points and 3 rebounds for the Tigers. He'll be eligible to play during the break next winter and will have two and a half years remaining.