As mentioned on our message boards, it looks as American will be Mason’s home opener for 2013. The two teams last met in the BB&T in 2005, where Mason crushed the Eagles 75-35. American and Mason haven’t played since, but with former coach Jeff Jones now at ODU, the two look to renew the series. American used to be a member of the CAA, but left in 2001 to join the Patriot.
Paul Hewitt and his staff received some good news today as former Georgia Tech forward Julian Royal announced that he will be transferring to George Mason. Royal was a four star prospect coming out of high school and was ranked in the top 100 on most recruiting websites. At 6’8″, Royal can play close to the basket, but also has the mid-range touch to hit shots near the three point.
With the addition of Akron to the 2013 Diamond Head Classic, we now have our full field. The Diamond Head Classic will be held on December 22, 23 & 25, at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. With four teams that finished in the top 50 in the RPI last season, the tournament looks to be very balanced. Brackets and match-ups will be released at a further date. From George Mason’s.
The news came from Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated – that Davidson will announce tomorrow it will be joining the Atlantic 10. The move will effective for the 2014-15 season, meaning they will join the year after George Mason makes the move. The addition of Davidson helps strengthen the A10. With the move, the conference will continue to be one of the premier basketball focused conferences in.
Recruiting never stops. Yesterday the news broke that 2013 point guard Marquise Moore had verballed to George Mason, and that 2013 power forward Julian Royal was coming for his visit this weekend. You would think with all that activity, the staff might need to take a break, but there are no breaks in recruiting. Yesterday the staff welcomed Paul Rowley to campus. Rowley is a 2014 6’7.
On the heels of Marquise Moore’s recent commitment to George Mason, the staff is hoping for some more good news. This weekend, 6’8 forward Julian Royal is scheduled to be in Fairfax on his official visit. Royal played his first two years at Georgia Tech, but is looking to make a move. Paul Hewitt hopes he can seal the deal for the second time with Royal, as he was the coach.
Just a few months ago it looked as though George Mason would have to play against Marquise Moore and Hofstra next year in the CAA – isn’t it funny how things change. Mason is no longer Hofstra’s conference foe, and now Moore will be wearing green and gold. Paul Hewitt and staff received a commitment from the 6’2 point guard. Moore, much like current Patriot Bryon.
The Mean Green Blog has confirmed that Vertrail Vaughns will transfer to the University of North Texas and play there for his final season of eligibility. Vaughns started every game in the 2011-2012 season, but saw his minutes diminished as a reserve guard during this past year. Good luck to you, Mr. Vaughns, and thank you for your time as a Patriot. Vertrail Vaughns, a 6-2 guard who spent.
When Paul Hewitt took over as head coach at George Mason, he put an emphasis on recruiting international players that could play right away. In his first recruiting class, Hewitt was able to land 6’9 forward Marko Gujanicic. He might be on the verge of signing his second. Eliel Gonzalez is planning to visit George Mason this weekend on an official visit. Gonzalez, a 6’2 2013 point.
Marquise Moore, a 6’2 point guard from St. Thomas More is currently at George Mason University on his official visit. Moore originally signed with Hofstra back in February, but reopened his recruiting when former Hofstra Coach Moe Cassara was let go. Since then, Moore has picked up interest from Mason, Tulane, Providence, and UConn. Moore could pick up valuable minutes next season.