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Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Patriot8, Aug 19, 2018.
6’8 PF from Paul VI is staying home
1) Love to keep local kids local
2) Below the rim type, but appears to have soft hands, can finish around the rim with either hand, and can knock down the elbow jumper.
Great to see Paulsen tap into a local kid.
Welcome to Josh!
Much taller than Pat Holloway, should also work out better...
Paulsen definitely recruiting hard locally, good for attendance.
Guy should be a nice get.
Like I said in the '19 thread, guy has played with some of the best HS guards in the country and will continue to do so this year. Still has to improve but should be as ready for the pace of the game as any recruit we could possibly get, coming from PVI.
Bank on a redshirt developmental season as well. Perfect fit into the process.
for some reason I'm thrilled that Paulsen landed a big man. Welcome Josh! Get me a Point Guard, and possibly a true center and all is great for GMU on the recruiting front.
Nice to see former players Lamar Butler and Bryon Allen praising his commitment and have a connection with Josh Oduro. go Mason!
The few videos that I've seen, he's not very flashy or explosive. But he's fundamentally great with good size. Goes hard on rebounds and blocks, has good hands to catch a drive and dish with a quick release on a layup. Also seems to have a good mid range. Seems like the perfect player for Paulsen's system.
Glad to see we got a local commitment....hoping Josh sees more of the weight room before he gets to Mason. Rivals has him listed at 0 pounds.
Keeping local talent is great. Looking forward to seeing Josh in Green & Gold!
In a perfect world, we can continue to make inroads at PVI and have it become somewhat of a pipeline for us - Welcome Josh - now get recruiting!
I think Josh might already be recruiting Jahmir Young.
Love that he has played for some of the best programs in the country - high school and AAU. He didn't get a ton of minutes for Team Takeover, but practicing/playing with those guys can't be a bad thing.
Didn't seem to be a major option for PVI, but looking at that roster they didn't need him to be. It'll be interesting to see if they plan to use him a bit more offensively this year. His stats and his other offers are jaw dropping, but he could have a big upside. I was impressed with his soft touch around the basket. Needs to get stronger.
I like it.
I love the fact that we offered him on 8/1 and committed 18 days later. Fits like lock and key. Love it!
The below article was from October 2016... but if looks like the coaching staff has been watching him for while. Oduro is proof that it takes a while to build up relationships with players, coaches and HS and AAU programs. I think we're going to start seeing the fruits of the coaching staff's recruiting labor.
" Oduro claims interest from a handful of division one programs such as Wofford, UMass, and George Mason among others."
Oduro tweeted that he had an offer from PSU also
Oduro has made tremendous improvement just since the end of the HS season. He didn’t get to show much of his game at PVI because they are so guard-dominant, but he showed flashes this summer of a guy who can grow into a legit 6-8 stretch 4 with hard work and tutelage from our staff.
Paulsen loves his upside and that is more than good enough for me. Mason’s best teams have been full of underrecruited program players who developed over time. It’s a recipe that works for us.
It's these unheralded finds that get me most jazzed up. Paulsen has mined for the rough cuts before with tremendous success.
I loked at the box scores for Oduro this season and he has to be close to 10 points per game. Most of the games between 10 and 14 point per game. no info on rebounds.
With our roster and returning all but Otis I would speculate he may be a redshirt candidate next season.