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Koundjia passes muster to play for No. 13 Colonials

WASHINGTON -- Former LSU forward Regis Koundjia has been
declared eligible to play for No. 13 George Washington starting
with the Colonials game at North Carolina State on Dec. 30.
The school announced Thursday that Koundjia, who transferred to
George Washington last year, had satisfied academic residency
requirements and can join the team. A 6-foot-8 junior, Koundjia can
play the rest of this season and the 2006-07 season.
George Washington is 8-0, its best start since the 1953-54
season. The Colonials' No. 13 ranking is its highest since January
1956.
Koundjia, from the Central African Republic, left LSU after
averaging 12.3 minutes in six games as a sophomore in 2004-05,
citing a lack of playing time. He had started 20 games as a
freshman, averaging 3.9 points and 3.6 rebounds.