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Fire Dave Paulsen

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by tblack33, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. JPgmuswim

    JPgmuswim Starter

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    It’s not like Kier was supposed to be the on the team this upcoming season anyway. Kier didn’t just do what Santos-Silva did to VCU, leaving after 3 seasons.

    That said I agree with your first 2 statements.
  2. tblack33

    tblack33 Starter

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    True, but it’s looking like we are going to go into next season with another open scholarship so I guess someone should have told that.
  3. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    Lack of resources sir. Didn't you know Olean, NY was a hotbed in recruiting and retention of top talent?
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  4. Masonfan3

    Masonfan3 Sixth Man

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    This is true but DP failed to recruit and now we have an open scholarship, which should not happen. Unless we find a grad transfer, we will probably use the last scholarship on one of the walk-on guys. Losing JK goes down as losing the battle for your top recruit because that is exactly what it should have been. JK should have been DPs top priority since the day the season ended and he lost him. I hope he had a back up plan but with all of the grad transfers gone..I highly doubt he did.
  5. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    only correction is there are some really good grad transfers left.. We have just not been named as reaching out to any of them....
  6. Masonfan3

    Masonfan3 Sixth Man

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    transfers that can play immediately? Well I guess if they issue the waiver then you are correct. I’m not going to hold my breath though
  7. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    to be fair, if Kier is healthy he plays out his senior year at mason.

    he’s definitely been able to develop some of his talent, but then hasn’t been able to have them finish off (some of it). That’s where having some transfers come in to bridge development gaps would’ve helped especially after some guys didn’t work out etc etc
  8. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    about 4-6 that can play right away would be an automatic upgrade to our rotation. I think they issue the waiver as well which would make it more like 15-20

    EDIT this is not counting freshman but we haven't offered any incoming freshman that is any good so I will hold my breath.
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  9. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    If they hold that scholarship....grrr

    how hard is it to see someone on Twitter, find their contact in the portal and say hi..it should be pretty quick. If I was a coach the minute I see real talent I’d run.
  10. tblack33

    tblack33 Starter

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    Our staff should be tied to anyone with a pulse right now. It’s not like there are workouts or film sessions going on right now. Nothing to do but slide into those DMs.
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  11. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    instead they watch people go to inferior schools and have fans say that is because of lack of resources. Our dumb ass fans make it so easy on Paulsen and co
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  12. tblack33

    tblack33 Starter

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    I still fall back on this: only 1 player has chosen to use all of his eligibility under Paulsen at Mason.
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  13. Masonfan3

    Masonfan3 Sixth Man

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    yes and DP knew that so we shouldn’t have an open scholarship. His lack of recruiting is why we don’t have a balanced roster and why we have an open scholarship.
  14. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    this one time transfer policy better not go thru or I am telling you right now we lose 2-3 more guys. no guarantee like GSII but I would bet money on it
  15. mkaufman1

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    it’s strange at this point but it is what it is.

    well aware. I don’t know why they don’t fill the team.
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  16. Petey Buckets

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    Subpar recruiting is a double-whammy in today's environment when you have to re-recruit your roster every offseason. This sucks.
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  17. GMUgemini

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    If I'm a mid-major, I fill my roster at this point with mostly transfers, especially if the one-time waiver rule goes into effect. It's going to be a lot less fun being a mid-major fan having players develop and leave to go somewhere else and having to replace them with mercenaries.
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  18. JPgmuswim

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    Mid-majors will be the minor leagues for development before kids move to the bigs and retreads for kids that couldn’t handle it in the top conferences.
  19. DJ3

    DJ3 All-American

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    Correct. But you can call me naïve, but I think the outcome of mid-majors will remain the same. Every so often a mid major will have a nice dance in the tourney. Power conferences have always dominated, nothing new.
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  20. tblack33

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    Dave’s whole refusal time go after transfers is going to end up being his downfall. The rules/game is changing and he’s not changing with it. He’s going to go the way of the dinosaur because of his stubbornness and failure to adapt to the changing game.

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