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2021 Recruiting

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by duncanlamb, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

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    We have 3 spots left don't we? Gadsden is taking one. If Folkes and Gray commit, that's 1 spot left, presumably for either Williamson or a transfer big?
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    Personally i'm not a Mike Gray believer, but I'd take Folkes, transfer big, and stretch 4 who can give us 8-10 his freshman year and 20 his sophomore year and a project big. The only question is, what stretch 4s are left that are still open for recruiting that will succeed at this level?

    Getting a transfer who is immediately eligible would obviously be huge and I think everyone on here (including myself) agrees that is the right way to go, but we also have to realize that it's not a permanent solution and likely at best would have 2 seasons of eligibility left.
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  3. tblack33

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    You right, I keep forgetting about Gadsden.
  4. mkaufman1

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    I have to think its also somewhat first come first serve. I have to think they want a combo guard and athletic shooter types for two spots.

    Of course we have no idea how much they are even still recruiting Folkes or Berry at this point so I really have no idea.
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  5. sleeperpick

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    I would hope you are correct...

    For speculation purposes only here are Daylen's options for Tuesday:
    FIU: 5 spots open for 2021. returning: 6 guards and 1 big. he is the 4th highest ranked SG on their board. ODDS: Low
    ETSU: 4 spots open for 2021. returning: 4 guards and 5 bigs. he is 4th highest ranked SG on their board. ODDS: Medium
    Loyola-CHI: 3 spots open for 2021. returning: 5 guards and 2 bigs. he is 3rd highest ranked SG on their board. ODDS: Medium
    Fairfield: 1 spot open for 2021. returning: 5 guards and 7 bigs. he is highest ranked SG on their board. ODDS: HIGH
    Charlotte: 4 spots open for 2021 (5 offers out for 2021 including Folkes). returning: 3 guards and 4 bigs. he is 3rd highest ranked SG on their board: ODDS: HIGH
    Wofford: 1 spot open for 2021 (4 offers out). returning: 6 guards and 6 bigs. he is 2nd highest ranked SG on their board. ODDS: HIGH
    JMU: 1 spot open for 2021 (10 offers out). returning: 7 guards and 2 bigs. he is 4th highest ranked SG on their board. ODDS: LOW
    Charleston Southern: 0 spots left (ODDS LOW)
    UNCW: 1 spot open for 2021 (20 offers out) returning: 7 guards and 5 bigs. he is 3rd highest ranked SG on their board: ODDS: MEDIUM


    Overall I think we have a great chance. Charlotte, Fairfield, Wofford and ETSU probably the front runners with Mason for the kid
  6. gmujim92

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    That’s quality research
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  7. gmujim92

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    I was assuming we’re gonna have at least one transfer out. Would be utterly shocked if we didn’t.
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  8. gmujim92

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    Also interesting to see if the season gets jacked up and the NCAA gives seniors another year of eligibility. No clue if he’d want it but I’d sign up for a sixth year of AJ right now.
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    the problem is they would only give it to 4 year seniors one would think. unfair but probably how the NCAA would operate.
  10. sleeperpick

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    Out of all offers to fill 3 spots dreamlist is Folkes, Ilver and Williamson (although we are probably out on Ilver and Williamson). Would also take kordell Charles in a hot second (but we are probably out on that too)
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  11. gmujim92

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    I’m conditioned at this point for the NCAA to never take any action that would help Mason so you’re probably right. Still nice to dream.
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  12. gmujim92

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    I think we have even less chance with Ilver than we had with Castro, if that’s mathematically possible. Considering his offer sheet I’d put our odds at roughly 1 billion to 1.

    EDIT: But yes Ilver is exactly what we need at the 4. A perfect fit.
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  13. sleeperpick

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    I am just going to be really pissed if we end up with a Folkes, Berry, Peterson and Gadsden class... like really pissed and I think even you can feel me on that

    Odds are our class doesn't even look as good as the one I put above
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    Matt McFarlane (TR) and known BBW lover has picked up offers from FIU and Tennessee Tech
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    Yes I will be pissed right along with you. Unless Dave is adopting “40 Minutes of Hell” as his new style of play, we can’t keep recruiting 2s and 3s and expecting them to hold their own in the paint in a league like the A-10.
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  16. DJ3

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    I shouldn't have used the term sub-par. They are good players. But I think you need great athletes to play the system Paulsen wants to play.

    But lets not act like the players are safe from criticism. This isn't a church league. This is college basketball, a billion dollar industry.
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    Known BBW lover, I am dying over here.
  18. Mason2005

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    his Twitter more NSFW than Pornhub man. Had to wipe my work computer after originally looking this kid up
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