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Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by GMU_DCU, Aug 29, 2016.
2017 PG commit announced via Twitter. https://twitter.com/_javon23/status/770455519383347200
He was touring campus today. It was a great day for a visit; first day, not too hot, sunny, sororities are on overdrive for recruitment, overdressed freshmen -- an ideal day.
Very cool. Barring any transfers, we now know what the roster should look like for the next 3 years. And dare I say, it looks a lot more balanced than the final two years under our old coach?
More Greene, the better!
Nice pick up, at only 6'1 he plays above the rim pretty effortlessly.
Any write ups?
His list of offers wasn't very impressive. Hopefully Paulsen has found another Livingston in this kid.
Looks like he's a lefty.
Any PG we brought in will have to play behind Otis for 2 seasons so I didn't see a 4 star recruit willing to do that. This seems like the prefect fit.
Here is a short write up:
He must've hit a crucial growth spurt, listed at 5'8 on the link above. Perhaps Javon flew under the radar from other schools due to his height? Could still be growing too
I imagine his ball handles must be pretty well developed. Sitting 2 years behind Otis will be huge for his development.
Kudos to Paulsen, I hope he's found another gem.
Greene looks to be a nice piece for the roster. Very athletic, good handle , aggressive on both ends of the floor and good touch from "3". He will need to get stronger but that is the case for most kids making the jump from high school to the A-10.
Playing behind Otis for two years will aid in his development.
I would not worry about his lack of P-5 and high mid-major offers. Paulsen and his staff have demonstrated that they can identify and develop talent that may have been overlooked by larger programs.
This is old, but it's impressive
The kid can obviously shoot but I am a bit concerned that based on this video, and another one I saw recently, that he is a set shooter. At barely more than 6' tall, I am wondering whether he will be able to get that kind of shot off in college. I sure hope so. But this is not a "classic jump shot."
It's not really a classic set shot, either. Javon does get off the floor, although he obviously doesn't release the ball at the apex of his jump like a lot of guys.
He gets by with it now because his release is ridiculously quick, but likely will have to learn to elevate more on his shot to be successful on the D-I level.
I'd be more concerned if he couldn't jump, which is certainly not the case for a 6-1 guy who dunks with ease.
He's a year away and is 6'1" by most reports. He could be 6'3" by the time he arrives. If he is a true point then distribution and creating I'd think are priority #1. The perimeter scoring option will be a nice bonus in DP's motion offense. Oh, and defense matters.
I think the key point of your post is the quickness of his release.
If he can pass and assist he could be really good.
I thought the same thing. He also has a low release.
Here's a more recent video that shows much more offensive variety and explosiveness.
Especially love the baseline drive for the 2-handed dunk. Pretty impressive athleticism for 6-1.