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2022 Recruiting

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Been offering shooting guards the last few days for a spot in the 2022 class. Interesting.
 

FreeGunston12

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To clarify: If Hartwell chooses to remain at Mason for his 5th season of eligibility, he will not count against the 13-scholarship limit.
Knew that was the case for the potential super seniors this year, but I did not know that it extended to next year as well. Thanks for the info
 

GMUgemini

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I don't believe this is correct. The exception to not count against the scholarship limit was made for this year's final class only.

I can't really find any language that says one way or another. The only thing I could find is those granting "super seniors" an extra year of eligibility for '21-'22 don't have to guarantee a scholarship to those athletes.

Might be a huge reason why some seniors decided to stay and some decided to go.
 

JPgmuswim

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I can't really find any language that says one way or another. The only thing I could find is those granting "super seniors" an extra year of eligibility for '21-'22 don't have to guarantee a scholarship to those athletes.

Might be a huge reason why some seniors decided to stay and some decided to go.
I believe everyone gets an extra year acting as last year didn’t count. Which is why some players like Gadson just enrolled early and got started with the team and classes.
 

GMUgemini

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I believe everyone gets an extra year acting as last year didn’t count. Which is why some players like Gadson just enrolled early and got started with the team and classes.

The question, though, is whether those who stay for a fifth year beyond the seniors who would have exhausted their eligibility after the 20-21 season will cost against the roster limit after this year.

Right now those players will be:

22-23: Hartwell, Cooper*
23-24: Johnson, Gaines*, Oduro
24-25: Polite, Frazier, Henry

Will these guys get to stay for a fifth year without upsetting the roster cap or not?

(edit: *I think either way I'm pretty sure the transfers would count against the limit -- Cooper and Gaines in our case).
 
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Pablo

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I don't believe this is correct. The exception to not count against the scholarship limit was made for this year's final class only.
Based on further research, I believe that the NCAA has not yet made a decision regarding the exception to the scholarship limits for football and basketball beyond next season. I believe that the NCAA will continue to grant the exception for basketball as I stated, but I was wrong in implying that such a decision has been made beyond next season.
 
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gmujim92

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Don’t think it’s gonna matter because the upcoming season will be Cooper’s fifth and I highly doubt he’s gonna stay in school for 6 years when he can go overseas and start getting paid. And even if Hartwell wants a fifth year, he’ll be “encouraged” to go somewhere else to use it — his spot is gonna be spoken for by one of the 2022 targets.
 

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Our guy Houck is absolutely crushing recruiting coverage
 

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