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Dave Paulsen

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by GMURaider, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Starter

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    I can agree with that.

    That said I also think that everyone expects the program to make significant strides (even more significant and be close to the tourney), next year considering the talent that has come in and been developed by that point. Also being said expectations will take care of itself because we know what Paulsen can do without a full squad, and he should have more at his disposal by next year. It’s going to be time to win and I have no doubt that they will.

    He isn’t going to be under any pressure to really win big however considering what he’s done unless the program really starts going backwards to your point though. I just don’t see him coasting either, so it’ll be a win win.
  2. Leesburg Chankenstank III

    Leesburg Chankenstank III Starter

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    Whatever plan/timeline we had for the progress of this team, Goanar's performance so far this year has turbo charged that. He's one of those rare recruits that will be a starter for four years.

    And if he is such a smart, talented, level headed player right now, can you imagine him as a senior? This all came as a surprise to me because no one was super excited about him in the preseason performances/scrimmages/practices. Even Paulsen said he really did not display much of a shot, but come game time, when it mattered, he suddenly blossomed.
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  3. Dawgs99

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    Mar was a pretty highly sought after recruit.....certainly had the best offer sheet of any of our other freshmen this year.
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  4. Leesburg Chankenstank III

    Leesburg Chankenstank III Starter

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    Agreed,Definitely had the most P5 offers. I'm referring to how he performed in the preseason scrimmages/practices, there was not much buzz for such a highly rated recruit. And even if knew he would be great at Mason, we (at least I) did not envision what I am seeing so early on.
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  5. Patriot05

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    No open scrimmages or practices, so how would anyone on here know if it was killing it all preseason?
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  6. Leesburg Chankenstank III

    Leesburg Chankenstank III Starter

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    Not sure but people seemed to know alot about AJ's development in the preseason.
  7. Dawgs99

    Dawgs99 Starter

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    Kenner League
  8. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick Starter

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    They both played Kenner
  9. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

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    A lot of guys here have access to the staff or people inside the athletic department. Word normally gets out one way or the other - especially on the secret scrimmages.
  10. MasonSAE4

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    Nowhere great to post this but watching the VCU game and the announcers mentioned how it’s in every coaches contract that if they leave for a P5 school they owe VCU a home and home. That’s really smart. Would like to think Brad’s got something like that in DP’s contract.
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    I pointed that out to my wife last night how smart it was of VCU to do that. If it's not in there, needs to be in next extension.
  12. psyclone

    psyclone All-Conference

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    VCU has been doing that for a while. I know that when Capel left for Oklahoma, OU played a game at VCU.
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    Same thing with Grant and Alabama
  14. MasonGradSquared

    MasonGradSquared Walk-On

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    MasonFanatic All-Conference

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    The rumor is that LSU plans to buy out that clause for Will Wade.

    They know he would get booed to death.
  16. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    I would fear for his safety. Their fans truly hate his guts.
  17. JPgmuswim

    JPgmuswim Specialist

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    I heard the same thing from a VCU fan the other day. It’s a 250k buyout and there is no way LSU comes to Richmond.

    Jon Rothstein just tweeted that LSU/VCU will begin a home and home series. Guess we shall see.

    I always liked how VCU has worked that into the contracts and would like to see it implemented into Paulsen’s deal at some point. I think we have a little while before we have to worry about that though.
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  18. MasonSAE4

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    True, but there’s literally no harm in inserting that clause. I suppose there’s an argument to be made DP wouldn’t sign if he thought it might be a roadblock to another team trying to hire him. But 250K to not have to play a game is an excellent payout. Or we get a game that puts some butts in seats and brings revenue.
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  19. DJ3

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    I'm slowly faith in Paulsen. Yeah last year we saw strides but his two best players wernt even his recruits.

    College basketball comes down to recruiting and he has had some success but he hasn't recruited a full team yet. Three years in and we still don't have an answer at the 5. Like what the hell. Why didn't we go after a damn JUCO.

    yeah ill wait for Reutter just like we all thought Julian Royal was going to bring his ACC experience and dominate.
  20. DJ5 SIZE

    DJ5 SIZE Four-star Recruit

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    Yeah! I totally agree. Join the crusade with my brother DJ3. Size! We need a 5! Where are the JUCOs that Paulsen could have signed. I think we could have had 3 JUCO center's all at 7 feet come to Mason. Add to the fact you have a guy like Abraham who could have stuck around, we'd have SIZE and a REAL TEAM. Oh why oh why can't we just get SIZE man. Lets join up and email Paulsen and Brad tonight, you in?

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