Relvao’s Departure Leaves Patriots Green

Posted In News - By Chris Metsala On Monday, November 6th, 2017 With 0 Comments


Forward Daniel Relvao has chosen an odd time to leave GMU.  In the week leading up to the 2017 opening games against Lafayette and Louisville, the 6-9 Portuguese transfer announced his departure – despite many seeing this as a potential breakout season for him.

In the statement released by the school, Relvao said “This is a very tough decision, but I believe going home and being with my family while continuing my education in Europe is the best option for me.”  He went on to thank the program and the “Mason family” for supporting him during his time here.

Read the official statement

Relvao’s decision has left Dave Paulsen with very little to choose from to guard opponent’s post players.  6-8 Freshman Greg Calixte is now the tallest player on the team, with 6-7 forwards Gonar Mar (Freshman) and AJ Wilson (RS Freshman) the other likely options at the 4 and 5 slots. UVA transfer Jarred Reuter is 6-7, but is not available until the 2018-2019 season.

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About - Chris Metsala is a George Mason alumnus and was one of the founders of the original masonhoops.com site in 1998, which later became CAAZone.com. Chris has attended almost every home game and CAA Tournament from the Ernie Nestor years to present, and covered the team during the 2006 Final Four run. He currently lives in Northern Virginia.

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