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2020 Recruiting

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Pablo, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    The freshman who is about to get every P5 team on the planet to offer him? Good luck with that
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    Does Cox even recruit New England? He has zero players on his roster from New England. His offers for 2021 include only two, both from the same school in Massachusetts.
  3. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    If a kid was good enough in his backyard I’m sure he would recruit them. His personally hotbed is DMV where he scoops up all the kids he wants and leaves (similar to Penn St in football).
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    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn’t hold your breath. Kid is a frosh and has p5 schools after him.
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    I know nothing. But it doesn't change the hypocrisy of those swearing by offers and ranking our commits Polite, Henry, Kolek - the exact opposite of the how I'd rank them based on their offers (not that I would).

    If other offers are what you think matters, then so be it. Live by your own words. If not, then don't claim that is how we should judge recruiting.

    (I'm not talking specifically to sleeperpick. If he has a trusted connection, great. I actually appreciate the insight.)
  6. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    other offers aren't end all be all and this is not exactly a science. For every Steph Curry there is also a Pat Holloway and Erik Copes. But, routinely beating out CAA and lower schools for recruits and Sister Mary Catherine's School of the Deaf (shoutout to @Patriotsince81 ) is probably not going to cut it since we haven't really seen at Mason that Paulsen can turn these kids into game changers (he did well with Shevon and Marquise in limited time and Otis obviously). You have to look at it multiple ways. If you find good coaches and programs going after these kids you probably have a higher likelihood they pan out. @gmujim92 said Polite was receiving Power 5 inquisitions after he signed LOI with Mason so he very well could be #1 in class like most of our fans are saying (I know none of this to be fact but honestly I mostly trust it).

    Henry played in a very similar class to Kolek other than it wasn't private school (weaker competition). Henry also had a couple decent offers. If he played in New England I am pretty sure other A10 teams would have offered. (I am excited over him because he is a freak athlete and those don't grow on trees. Also glad Paulsen finally respects AJ enough to utilize how good the kid is and hope Henry can mold his game off AJ's.
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  7. GMUgemini

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    With the roster as-is, with no Kier (assuming he doesn't, in fact, come back) and no grad transfer guard or JUCO guard to take his place on the roster, I'd say Kolek and Henry probably have the most opportunity to "earn minutes" right away (although maybe Dady is in this conversation too), but also I expect to see a lot of XJ and Hartwell on the floor together and Miller playing some back-up 4 minutes with Boyd on the floor.

    So, the hope is the freshmen get to be freshmen this year and ease into college basketball without being thrust into a too prominent role and we can start arguing about how good or how bad we will be when all of these seniors graduate after next season based on some actual data on these four/five freshmen.
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    It's Sister Treasa's School for the Blind and Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow!!!!!!
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    GW just landed an SEC transfer but that can’t be possible according to gmujim....
  10. gmujim92

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    GW has a very young roster and tons of immediate playing time to offer. We have neither.

    What I said is it’s hard to find a grad transfer who is willing to come to a place like Mason and not be a starter. That is true.

    If you’re going to try to rub my nose in crap, at least be like @sleeperpick and do it when I’m clearly wrong.
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  11. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    first off thank you... but lastly, why would a big man (5) GT not want to come in here and go get the starting position. Oduro not a starter quite yet on a good A10 team. 3-4 of our other starters are A-10 starters. go get a big man GT
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    Agreed, the 5 spot is the one where we could use some immediate help. But those guys are hard to find, most go to P5s and I don’t know that we should risk another Reuter situation that adversely affects Oduro’s development.

    A lot to consider...
  13. GSII

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    Reuter could of been avoided with a simple workout.
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  14. GMUgemini

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    Vanderbilt...
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    I think Oduro might develop faster if he was practicing against another big who had legitimate post moves. Calixte can give him a physical presence on defense, but he’s not going to challenge Oduro on the other side too much.
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    Vanderbilt and LSU lol. you are always like 5 hours Late with information lol
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    Sherrod Wright might be on my Mount Rushmore. He may not have been a top 4 player at Mason but I loved his game and he was solid. Like I said, not a top 4 player but was probably one of my most favorite players to watch.
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    Thats how I feel about Cam Long. I just kept waiting and hoping Sherrod would turn into Cam Long. He almost did, but never quite got there for me.
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    And by "there", I mean onto my Mt Rushmore. He was a fantastic player and is very close for me.
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  20. mkaufman1

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    https://watchstadium.com/top-20-college-basketball-transfers-who-can-play-in-2020-21-03-24-2020/

    12) Rapolas Ivanauskas, 6-10, 230, PF, Grad, Colgate
    Stats: 13.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg
    Scout’s take: “Can play the four or the five. Can pick and pop, pick and roll, capable 3-point shooter who is very aggressive in the post and can score over either shoulder and either block, but he’s best when his isolated on the right block. Will back you down and usually it’s not coming back out.”

    dave better be calling this kid...when I see

    6’10
    Pick and pop
    Three point shooter
    Aggressive in the post

    good grief.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2020
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