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Ian Boyd commits to Mason

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Washingtonian, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Quentin Daniels

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  2. GSII

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    Nothing funny about our state of affairs.
  3. Herndon

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    ??

    He's averaging 7 and a half points and close to 5 boards a game as a sophomore 6th man.

    That's not bad, to be honest.
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    He just recently became the 6th man. As other posters said, he is playing through an injury.Last season we saw how exposive he was.
  5. MasonSAE4

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    Calling him a 6th man is a bit dishonest
  6. gmujim92

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    Why does it matter either way?
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    Not really. I doubt Paulsen is going to switch back to his original starting lineup at this point in the season. Calixte has started the last five games and has played increasing minutes each contest (last three games 29, 31, and 29 minutes respectively).
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    He’s started more games than not. I’m not saying he’s not the 6th man going forward, but in the context of his stats it makes them a bit more flattering than they really are.
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    He's averaged about the same number of minutes per game over the last 8, though, which is about half the games played so far.
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    Stop blaming these boys for our losses. These losses are on Paulsen shoulders. Paulsen refuses to adapt his system to the talent he has on the team. Paulsen will never be good enough to win any championship until he learns how to adapt to the talent he has on the team. Everyone has seen what could be if Paulsen would let Boyd play his game, but Paulsen doesn't give the kid a chance to show what he can do. 3 minutes here and 3 minutes there in not going to work. As soon as the kid gets a rhythm, Paulsen pulls him to put his favorite players in the game. Paulsen isn't teaching the kids to play as a team. They all play as individuals, which will equate to losses.
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    The announcers did say we were doing a lot of individual style stuff vs Davidson.
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  13. Herndon

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    LOL, setting a new record for quickest ignore.
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    I mean, fair enough. I get why you would say that.
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    http://gmufourthestate.com/2020/03/02/mens-basketballs-ian-boyd-reflects-on-his-time-at-mason/:

    "Boyd has had a plethora of impressive moments during his time at Mason, but perhaps none of them can top the end of conference play during the 2017-18 season.

    It’s hard enough to hit one game-winning shot in basketball. You have to be in the right place, at the right time, and keep a cool head to execute under pressure.

    But Boyd didn’t just hit one buzzer-beater that year. He made three. In back-to-back-to-back games.

    Dubbed “Mr. SportsCenter” by his teammates, Boyd made a three-point shot at Saint Joseph’s, a layup vs. UMass and a tip-in at VCU, winning the game for the Patriots each time.

    When reflecting on that three-game stretch, Boyd said, 'To be honest… I just wanted to win [the games]. When it did happen, I was just as surprised as anybody else.'

    There is one aspect to this story that fans might forget: Boyd didn’t start in any of the games in which he hit the game-winning shot.

    'One of the things that we try to instill in our program is that it doesn’t matter who starts, it matters who finishes,” Paulsen said. “Well, you can’t hit three straight buzzer beaters if you’re not on the floor. He didn’t start any of those games, but he was a guy we wanted on the floor at the end.'

    Despite a tweet from SportsCenter of his three-point shot against St. Joseph’s going viral, accumulating over 3,700 retweets and 13,900 likes, Boyd said that his favorite buzzer-beater was the tip-in against VCU.

    'We beat them, at VCU, and on their senior night,' Boyd reasoned."

    "Boyd retains one more year of basketball eligibility due to his injury, but he will still be celebrated on Senior Night on March 4 against Saint Louis.

    When Boyd’s time as a Patriot ends, whenever that may be, he said that he hopes people remember him as a person who could always smile and light up a room. That smile remains a constant, even during this season when he has fought through injury and adversity."
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    we absolutely needed someone of Boyd's character on this team. I truly think it would have been a dumpster fire without his leadership and happiness these last 4 years. I may be lower on his actual basketball ability to change this team than most I am as high as possible on his character. I wish him the best and know he has a bright future outside of basketball
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    He’s. Not. Coming. Back.
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    Has he/did he ever dunk for Mason? I had the highest of hopes for him. Never materialized. I wish him the best of luck in whatever he decides to do.

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