Welcome to MasonHoops.com

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

Sign Up

Where Are They Now?

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Pablo, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. The Great PATSby

    The Great PATSby Starter

    Likes Received:
    754
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    yup, Mo was there. Speaking of Mo, I heard a rumor from a credible source that he actually wanted to go to Mason out of high school but there was an issue that he didn’t qualify academically or something along those lines. Has anyone else heard that before?
  2. FreeGunston12

    FreeGunston12 Sixth Man

    Likes Received:
    274
    Trophy Points:
    440
    No. We offered him. Pretty sure the NCAA clearing house rules apply equally to every program. Don’t see how he would be academically eligible at VCU and not Mason.
  3. Joe Shannon

    Joe Shannon Starter

    Likes Received:
    1,452
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    NCAA establishes minimum eligibility requirements, schools can and do have stricter standards and so very frequently athletes may qualify at one school but not others. In football for instance, it's why a lot of guys with power5 offers end up at Marshall.
  4. FreeGunston12

    FreeGunston12 Sixth Man

    Likes Received:
    274
    Trophy Points:
    440
    I understand that, but I find it hard to believe in the case of Mo Allie-Cox and Mason.

    I’ve heard this used as an excuse my whole life for why schools like W&M and UVA have a harder time recruiting than everyone else. Is Mason more concerned with academics than VCU? Maybe. Are we turning away an NCAA qualifier with that sort of talent? Highly doubt it.
  5. FreeGunston12

    FreeGunston12 Sixth Man

    Likes Received:
    274
    Trophy Points:
    440
    Stumbled across these articles about Shevon and highlight recently:

    https://www.ridiculousupside.com/20...e-nba-big-dleague-erie-bayhawks-dleague-nbadl

    The article above from last year states, “When you look at a seven-footer standing at 225 pounds, you think of a defensive terror for teams. But, that is something that Thompson is not. The big man is still learning how to adapt to the speed of the American game, and his defense is what is withholding him from getting a shot with an NBA team”.

    Shevon is averaging 1 more block (highlight) per game and 1.5 more defensive rebounds per game in almost the same minutes per game as last year. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets a stint with an NBA team sometime soon.

    “Since the trade for Shevon Thompson back in November, the 905 has had a solid centre rotation, with Thompson and Meeks looking like possible call-up candidates. Thompson once again played limited minutes off the bench and produced like always. He put up 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks in just 19 minutes of play.” https://www.raptorshq.com/2018/1/25...905-raptors-905-shevon-thompson-bruno-caboclo
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018
    DJ3 and Joe Shannon like this.
  6. The Great PATSby

    The Great PATSby Starter

    Likes Received:
    754
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Just looked it up on his VCU profile. He redshirted his freshman year... “Sat out 2012-13 season after being ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA.” This would support the rumor I heard.
    DJ3 and FreeGunston12 like this.
  7. FreeGunston12

    FreeGunston12 Sixth Man

    Likes Received:
    274
    Trophy Points:
    440
    Did not realize that. Thought he played right away. Does seem more believable in that light.
  8. MudKat

    MudKat Four-star Recruit

    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Wow, reason. Nicely done.
  9. MudKat

    MudKat Four-star Recruit

    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Rumor is that he has a Masters, is on the Indy practice squad and can play ball for money at will in Europe. Funny how those we make fun of manage to shove it in our faces isn't it.
  10. patriot2000

    patriot2000 Starter

    Likes Received:
    437
    Trophy Points:
    1,290
    Location:
    Delaware
  11. Patriot8

    Patriot8 Starter

    Likes Received:
    543
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Location:
    Knoxville, TN
    Quick look at what Aikean Frederick is doing at Kent St this year. Many will remember that AK was a Jr College prospect that visited last year before he decided to stay at home in Ohio.

    11.9 MPG
    3.8 PPG
    2.4 RPG
  12. JimP

    JimP All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    598
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    Forward right? Pretty unimpressive. Might be getting more PT with GMU.
  13. ODUCoach

    ODUCoach Four-star Recruit

    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    13
  14. mason89

    mason89 Starter

    Likes Received:
    358
    Trophy Points:
    790
  15. Five Two

    Five Two Starter

    Likes Received:
    840
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
  16. Leesburg Chankenstank III

    Leesburg Chankenstank III Starter

    Likes Received:
    1,548
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
  17. Pikapppatri8

    Pikapppatri8 Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,353
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Impressive stats - didn't know the women's team was doing so well.

Share This Page