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2016 Recruiting

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Five Two, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. gmujim92

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    Lull moves awfully well for a kid with size 18 feet, that's for sure.

    Given his size, I'm surprised his offer list isn't more impressive. Legit 7-footers who can walk and chew gum at the same time don't grow on trees.
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    Quentin Jackson Jr.

    RT @RHoopsRecruits: George Mason offers SEBL 2016 backcourt duo Quentin Jackson and Jaylen Fornes.@millerd777

    http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/quentin-jackson:

    Status: Undecided
    Year: 2016 (HS SR)
    Position: Point Guard
    Height: 6-2
    Hometown: Raleigh, NC
    High School: Carlisle School
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    Profile Profile N/A N/A ESPN
    Star Rating 2★ - - 1★
    Overall Rank - - - NR
    Position PG - - SG
    Position Rank 73 ▲2 - - 50 0

    http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/jaylen-fornes:

    Status: Undecided
    Year: 2016 (HS SR)
    Position: Shooting Guard
    Height: 6-2
    Weight: 170
    Hometown: Grantsboro, NC
    High School: Word of God Christian Academy
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    Henrico (Va.) G De'Monte Buckingham off the board to Richmond.

    I don't know whether we offered him or not, but I know there was definite interest.

    Good for UR. bad for VCU.
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    Lot of activity in the past week. I'm guessing it's a result of not having been at the program for very long, and not having had a chance to build connections with local programs/players, but Paulsen talked a lot about the local recruiting footprint. He seems to be casting a pretty wide geographic net, with that said.
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    The depth of talent wasn't that great in the DMV in the 2014 and '15 classes, which is likely one reason why Hewitt spent so much time bringing in guys from outside the area.

    That is starting to change. The local crop for 2016 is strong in the 2- and 3-star range -- two of our top targets are Dowtin from St. John's and Adams from O'Connell -- but the staff has been playing catch-up on the relationship-building front with a lot of those kids. At this point, I think the approach is "cast a wide net" and hope you wind up with 4 or 5 kids who will be long-term contributors.

    The timing is less than optimal, having 6 scholarships to fill in one class. Hopefully the allure of immediate playing time will sway some great kids to come and build something at Mason.
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    NC Scouting ‏@scouting_nc 15h15 hours ago
    2016 @IanBoyd5 of Apex HS (NC) & CP3 picked up Radford, W Carolina, George Mason, and Campbell offers in July.

    http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/ian-boyd:


    Status: Undecided

    Year: 2016 (HS SR)

    Position: Shooting Guard

    Height: 6-2

    Weight: 185

    Hometown: Apex, NC

    High School: Apex High School
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    Position Rank 59 ▼0 - - 41 0


    Trivia Question: Name the former Patriot from Apex, NC?
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    Andre Cornelius?
  12. gmujim92

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    Totally different player, Joe.

    Cornelius was a scoring PG with a terrific jumper. Boyd is an uber athlete who, at 6-2, plays way above the rim. There's an awesome video out there of him dunking all over a guy at an AAU event this month.

    Not that it matters one way or the other, obviously, but Boyd is one of my favorite recruits that Mason has offered in the 2016 class. I love the guys who get overlooked for one reason or another. They almost always play with an enormous chip on their shoulder.
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    I think Joe was answering Pablo's trivia question.
  14. Pablo

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    Andre Cornelius is incorrect. He's from Charlotte, NC.
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    Is he overlooked, or do schools expect him to play football?

    http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcspo...ws-down-emphatic-one-handed-dunk-on-defender/
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    Crap, that's what I get for not reading the entire post. My bad.
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    I'll go Keith Holden on the trivia question.
  19. Pablo

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    You are correct!
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    Hey, I personally loved your analysis and comparison of the two players. Sounds like Boyd would be a great get for us.

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