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2021 Recruiting

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

  1. JPgmuswim

    JPgmuswim Starter

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    You’re not wrong, but when we were in the CAA we did compete with other top CAA schools for recruits. Outside of Seton Hall you named 3 Schools in our current conference, I don’t think my standards are set high to ask that we compete with top schools in our conference for recruits.
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  2. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    Your standards are up to you. But looking at it objectively, I’m not sure why a kid who has offers from Dayton and/or VCU would choose Mason ... our program and resources aren’t comparable.
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  3. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    what about kids we recruit that go to UMASS, Rhode Island or Bona?
  4. gmujim92

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    Those are the kind of programs we should be able to compete with.
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    Can he play the 5? Can Zaakir Williamson play the 5? We desperately will need one to go with Oduro after this year. I suspect news on the recruiting front will be tough to come by in the next few months, but those are the only two possibilities that I see us currently linked to.
  6. GMUgemini

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    I feel like we need both of them, Calixte and AJ are both gone.
  7. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    Zaakir Williamson is 6 foot 6 isn't he? I hope we don't play him at the 5
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  8. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    He is listed at 6'6 on verbal commits and I would have to think he would be more of that 3/4 athlete that Paulsen has been targeting over the last few classes (Miller/Frazier/Daddy). I suspect Paulsen wants someone a little taller for the 5, like Rafael Castro who is 6'9 (also athletic but a little taller).

    The other caveat is Williamson could possibly grow a little more.
  9. GMUgemini

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    Kendall Pollard was 6’6.
  10. GMUgemini

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    Dude is 235 pounds. He looks like a 4/5 to me. Maybe a little Ryan Pearson in his game?:
    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjqLO0j9Yho
  11. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    Are we just naming heights. Paulsen can barely draft a defense or offense with a 6 9 dude but I’m sure we can fair with a 6 6 center. Are we just naming heights? Dude is not an A10 center. What the heck?
  12. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    probably more of a 4 than a 5 with his height, unless he ends up growing some more. He’s a little on the short side for a 5 in the a10. You might get away with it in the CAA but I can’t see it in the a10. 6’8 or higher for center.
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  13. tblack33

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    Took the words out of my mouth. Could be a thicc 4 though.
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  14. GMUgemini

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    French and MSS are 6’7...Jalen was also 6’7.
  15. GMUgemini

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    I don’t know, are you just naming a height?
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  16. tblack33

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    Jalen was a 4 thrusted into the 5 slot for his senior season, MSS was a 5 on the most up tempo team in the league, I doubt he will be at Texas Tech, French is a good example though.
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  17. sleeperpick

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    You just said that a 6 foot 6 dude could be an A10 center. I’m super confused
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    Kendall Pollard played center for Dayton his junior season. Dayton, in fact, started 2 6'6 forwards (Pierre and Pollard) together that year. I seem to remember they did all right that season.

    Williamson looks like a 4/5 tweener to me. Will he ever be a starter if he comes here? I don't know, but does every single player we recruit have to become an all-A10 level guy?

    I also said we need 2 forwards for 2021 because we're losing AJ and Calixte and will only have Henry and Oduro, so seems like a guy who could back-up both spots wouldn't be a bad get.
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  19. tblack33

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    I’ll buy that logic. I think he looks like someone who would primarily play the 4 but could eat some minutes at the 5 if necessary.
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  20. sleeperpick

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    Xeruius Williams started on that team at 6 foot 8. Pollard was recruited as a SF. They played 5 out and Williams guarded the center. But ok

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