James Picks San Jose State

Posted In Recruiting - By Josh Holman On Monday, April 22nd, 2013 With 0 Comments

Over the weekend, 2013 6’3″ PG Jalen James committed to San Jose State while on his official visit. James was also considering George Mason, Cleveland State, and Arkansas.

The James commitment means that George Mason still has two available scholarships for next season. With Bryon Allen’s successful switch to SG last season, most fans would agree that a back-up PG to help Corey Edwards is an immediate need. The problem is, there aren’t many 2013 PG still left, if any, that would be able to help this team right away.

Don’t be surprised if the staff stays patient with one of these two scholarships and waits through the summer looking for a senior college transfer PG who has already graduated. A senior college transfer that has graduated would have one year of eligibility left and would not have to sit out next season. The benefit of such a player is that they will have the experience to help right away, and Mason would still have the scholarship available to a 2014 player. The 2014 class has been a main focus of the staff for a couple years now, knowing that they would have many scholarships available.

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About - Josh Holman is a 2001 graduate of George Mason University. He has been following Mason recruiting since the late 1990's and was the creator of TheMasonBench.com, a now defunct site that was dedicated to George Mason basketball. He currently resides just outside of Springfield, IL.

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