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2020 Recruiting

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

  1. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    Why are we finishing below .500? The A-10 isn’t going to be that great next season ... 10-8 is not an unreasonable expectation even without Kier
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    Also, it too much to ask that we don’t discuss firing the coach in the welcome thread for our newest player?
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  3. GMUYoda

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    LOL

    I'd bet right now we aren't above .500 in league play next season
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    No point in being overly negative right now. The situation is what it is. We succeed, Paulsen most likely stays, we don’t, hes most likely gone. There’s a point in every offseason where I become optimistic. It gets shutdown eventually, but for now, I see no reason to continually bash current players. Hopefully they are all working, and the staff understands exactly what is at stake. Message board opinions don’t matter anymore (not that they ever do). The roster is what it is, it’s time for the staff to do their jobs... it’s win or go-home.
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  5. GMUgemini

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    That sounds right. We have question marks, some big ones, that no one can answer until we see the games.
  6. Rock Poliseo

    Rock Poliseo Specialist

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    I still think Calixte has upside potential. The dude is built and athletic. He just seems to
    not thave much court awareness. Once in a while he makes some really good moves. I think, maybe I'm way off, he needs some better coaching. If he just concentrates on boxing out and grabbing rebounds, ten per game, his offense would be tolerable. I'm saying he can be much better next year. Kind of like what AJ has done.
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    30 players in America averaged 10 rebounds a game last year in Division 1.

    You are saying "if he were among the top 1% of rebounders in the country, his offense would be tolerable"
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  8. GMUgemini

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    I think the problem with Calixte is that when he’s in the game the offense needs to change to help him but it doesn’t. So instead of running the pick and roll with him, or having him get the ball in the high post (or god forbid out at the 3 point line) he really should be planted in the low post rolling from the right block to the left block and back again. We should be able to play this way with AJ or even Miller playing a high-low game with him but we don’t set up that way.
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  9. Dawgs99

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    This! Some people have no clue when it comes to stats and how they stack up nationwide. Who was the last Mason player to average 10 or more boards a game.....Kenny Sanders? I know Will Thomas was close his senior year.
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    This is the #1 reason why I can't stand Paulsen's offensive sets and have little confidence in his X's and O's. Hopefully things will look different this year.
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    Pretty sure Shevon did, right? And Marquise Moore? But I agree with your point.
  12. DJ3

    DJ3 All-American

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    Professional scouts are the one who ranked him a four-star.
  13. gmujim92

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    Professional scouts LOL. You literally know nothing about the people who rate HS basketball players. 99.9% of them are the furthest thing from “professional” talent evaluators.
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    Adam Zagoria's opinion doesn't count? this is where you talk out of both sides of your mouth again. The head of USA Today high school hoops opinion on this kid doesn't count either? The basketball writers and coaches of New Jersey's opinions don't count? LMAO you say the exact opposite when some dude on Twitter with 4k followers says we get a steal for Otis yesterday lol
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  15. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    f*ck sake guys, are we going to have piss fest Thursday in this thread?
  16. gmujim92

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    Try to follow along. I’m a fan, short for fanatic. Of course I hope the team I follow got a great recruit yesterday. The key word being HOPE. You should hope so too, except it’s apparently more important to you to rack up offseason bragging rights by signing players with a certain number of “stars” next to their names.

    Do I think Marcus Helton or Adam Zagoria or any of these other “professional” recruiting analysts have any special insight into which HS basketball players will succeed and fail? Of course not.

    If they did, they’d be coaching instead of putting together BS rankings that mean less than nothing outside the top 25-50 that even a dumb-dumb like DJ3 can see are the elite of the elite.
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    Good call on both....Shevon averaged 10+ both seasons! And Marquise had that crazy good senior season.
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    I can't even keep up with your flip flopping anymore. Kolek is going to be amazing for Mason since he is top 14 in New England rankings next year from a site that is reputable(your words). Otis is going to be a great addition because of some dude with 4k Twitter followers opinion (your words) but it never works like that for other A10 teams or even teams in lower conferences that get bragging rights from National Pundits... Farrakhan is also top 50 so your point on him is moot as well.

    Duquesne just signed a big man ready for A10 play next year that committed to them over some great teams (where scholarship offers actually existed) and it doesn't matter because these whole fictional "stars".

    The Duquesne kid also played for the real Compton Magic team not the lower team like Otis and Hartwell did..
  19. gmujim92

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    Congrats sleeper, you win the award for being more negative about your own team and its players and coaches. Hope it keeps you warm at night because I’m done with this.
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  20. sleeperpick

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    just pick a side.. first we can't get better recruits because of our facilities, fans, location (everything but the fact Paulsen kinda blows as a coach).. Then because other equal or lesser teams do snag good players the player rankings don't matter. You should become a chief of staff for a politician with tons of issues because you sure spin things well.

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