Welcome to MasonHoops.com

Jump in to the discussion! Sign up is easy, we want to hear what you have to say!

Sign Up

Welcome AJ WIlson

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Patriot8, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    4,420
    Trophy Points:
    12,840
    He was offered by Penn State in 2013 and had an offer from Wake Forest, so if he just wanted to play for a P5 he had options.
    jessej likes this.
  2. DJ3

    DJ3 All-American

    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    4,840
    A good P5 program haha
  3. PoorManProfit

    PoorManProfit All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    455
    Trophy Points:
    2,810
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    Interesting. I guess things were pretty bad at Wake Forest and Pennsylvania State at those times, but it's not like G Mas was having any success either. Also, in the Wake Forest case, it's Wake Forest. A really good school he turned down...it make me wonder if he really had an offer from there.
  4. tblack33

    tblack33 Starter

    Likes Received:
    833
    Trophy Points:
    1,318
    Were a lot closer to home than both of those as well.
  5. PoorManProfit

    PoorManProfit All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    455
    Trophy Points:
    2,810
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    True, but they aren't that far either. Obviously, I don't know his situation, but seems strange...
  6. Leesburg Chankenstank III

    Leesburg Chankenstank III All-American

    Likes Received:
    3,114
    Trophy Points:
    4,840
    Laurel, MD to Mason = 46 minutes - 37 miles
    Laurel, MD to Wake Forest = 5 hours,48 minutes - 362 miles
    Laurel, MD to Penn State = 3.5 hours - 206 miles
    JimP likes this.
  7. Five Two

    Five Two All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    1,730
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    This really has nothing to do with where AJ went or why, but I'm bored waiting for a phone call, so:

    2019 Mason acceptance rate: 69%
    2019 Wake Forest acceptance rate: 29%
    2019 Penn State acceptance rate: 57%
    PoorManProfit and JimP like this.
  8. GSII

    GSII Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    2,500
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Sometimes I feel like these boards are on par with Tiger King.
  9. JimP

    JimP All-American

    Likes Received:
    804
    Trophy Points:
    4,840
    Nah, these boards aren't as good as Tiger King.
    MasonFanatic, Five Two and GMUgemini like this.
  10. PoorManProfit

    PoorManProfit All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    455
    Trophy Points:
    2,810
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    Exactly. Not that far. Unless he doesn't have access to transportation and has to walk.
    DJ3 likes this.
  11. PoorManProfit

    PoorManProfit All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    455
    Trophy Points:
    2,810
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    [
    Ouch.
  12. GSII

    GSII Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    2,500
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Wake has what 8k students? We could be at 29% also, but we want that cash flow. Thus the whole inclusive ideology.
  13. PoorManProfit

    PoorManProfit All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    455
    Trophy Points:
    2,810
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    Wake is prolly closer to 4 or 5k. Oh, I'm aware of the G Mas inclusive ideology. We all are.
  14. DJ3

    DJ3 All-American

    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    4,840
    Penn state main campus is a much lower acceptance rate.
    PoorManProfit likes this.
  15. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Starter

    Likes Received:
    791
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Location:
    Alexandria • Virginia
    Really? How so? Please elaborate.
  16. PoorManProfit

    PoorManProfit All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    455
    Trophy Points:
    2,810
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    Per Wake website, 5,287 undergrad enrollment for 19-20. Definitely a tough nut to crack and get into. On the other hand, you apply to G Mas and get accepted for the most part. I'm not sure if it still holds true, but at one pt. it is/was the easiest school to gain admission to in the Commonwealth.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2020
    DJ3 likes this.
  17. Leesburg Chankenstank III

    Leesburg Chankenstank III All-American

    Likes Received:
    3,114
    Trophy Points:
    4,840
    Many factors contribute to a school’s acceptance rate and acceptance rates do not necessarily tell the whole story when evaluating a university's quality of education. Wake has a lower acceptance rate than UVa but I don't think anyone would argue that Wake is a better academic institution.

    Some interesting random acceptance rates to compare:

    Attached Files:

  18. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    4,420
    Trophy Points:
    12,840
    Pablo might be able to confirm if this is still true, but when my dad went there only certain majors got accepted to the main campus their freshman year, the others do their freshman year at a satellite campus.

    And just to let you know how long ago that was, my dad had to wear a beanie his freshman year and sing the Alma mater for any upperclassman who asked at any time.
  19. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    2,973
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Penn State's enrollments at the main campus (which I attended all 4 years) and its Commonwealth campuses have increased significantly since I attended. Most students now either attend a Commonwealth campus for the first 2 years before transferring to the main campus, or complete their 4-year graduation requirements at a Commonwealth campus.

    When applying for admission, students are encouraged to provide both their first and second campus choices. This increases their chances for acceptance, which I assume DJ3 was indicating.
    DJ3 likes this.
  20. DJ3

    DJ3 All-American

    Likes Received:
    822
    Trophy Points:
    4,840
    Thank you for elaborating.

Share This Page