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CARLOS YATES...

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by duncanlamb, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. duncanlamb

    duncanlamb Preferred Walk-On

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    I found this article about my favorite Mason player...pretty cool....

    Anybody else remember watching him back in the day?

    http://www.gomason.com/news/2015/3/4/209924477.aspx

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    Looking back through some old scrap books from the mid 80's, there are quite a few Yates stories most Patriot fans don't know. There was the game during the 1982-83 season at Duke when Yates led the Patriots to a six point halftime lead at Cameron Indoor against the Blue Devils. Mason would drop the contest 90-79 but Yates scored 35 points on 10-16 shooting and a perfect 15-15 from the free throw line. After the game Coach Mike Krzyzewski said “Yates was excellent. His scoring was one of the single biggest achievements I've seen by anyone since I've been here.” His 15-15 is still the Cameron Indoor record by an opponent for most free throws without a miss. And just for good measure, he also had six rebounds, six assists and two blocks while playing 39 minutes. Quite a day.

    There was no doubt Yates could score. Looking over the Mason record book, he's all over it. Most points (2,420), highest season scoring average (26.8 as a sophomore in '82-83), most field goals in a career (865), most free throws in a season (209) and career (690) and of course most free throw attempts for a season (266) and career (921). Doing the quick math, Yates shot 78.5% in his single season record year and 74.9% for his career, both impressive numbers. His career scoring average (22.2) is tops in Mason's Division I history, in fact he owns three of the four top spots in single season average since Mason has been D1. And he did this all while shooting nearly 49% for his career. If you take away his freshman year point total…he'd still be #2 in Mason history in scoring just behind Kenny Sanders."
  2. Patriotsince81

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    Great scorer. He was a lot of fun to watch.
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  3. PoorManProfit

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    Yates was quite an amazing talent for a program like G Mas to get. I recall he had offers from Clemson, West Virginia, NC State, Purdue and I think even Indiana among other high profile schools. A real tragedy on how his life ended. He likely could have benefited greatly from leaving this area for college.
  4. GSII

    GSII Hall of Famer

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    What a strange post.
  5. PDGL Hoops

    PDGL Hoops Sixth Man

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    It's almost like we should put his jersey in the rafters.......
  6. mkaufman1

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    I see we are already prepping for the offseason lol.

    Has anyone asked Brad about this topic or jerseys hanging specifically?
  7. MasonCrew

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    Eh Duncanlamb is a Mason fan too. He's just testing the waters. His sleeves are gold and black, but his heart is green and gold. Let's not turn him away.
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  8. Joe Shannon

    Joe Shannon All-Conference

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    I'd say Duncanlamb has more Mason cred than a good percentage of posters on here
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    You and Joe probably didn't realize it because hes on ignore, but he actually said strange post to PMP, lol. But I agree, Duncanlamb is a good guy, wish more fans in general were like him.
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    It's too bad he didn't embrace the European basketball career angle more. I always felt he thought he should be in the NBA, which wasn't realistic. Died way too young.
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    LOL, i was wondering why GS responded that way. Now I get it.
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