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A Change of Heart

George Mason Basketball: A Change of Heart

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Change of Heart

It's been an interesting off-season for the Virginia Tech basketball team as their players seem to all the sudden have a change of heart about playing there. The team has already seen Augustus Gilchrist go the prep school route, 2008 recruit Shamarr Bowden withdraw his commitment, and backup center Robert Krabbendam quit the team. But there's only one guy I care about in this situation and that is Nigel Munson, who has recently been granted a release from his scholarship with the intent to transfer to a Washington area team due to personal reasons. According to the Post's recruiting insider, Mason is in the running for him. Coach L offered to him in 2005 and he also got attention from Georgetown. Apparently all the local "Georges" are in the mix, as GW is now also being mentioned. Munson, another product of the Dematha Catholic juggernaut, was rated a 4-star recruit on and ranked #16 out of all 2006 point guards. He averaged about 11 minutes a game in his freshmen year at Tech and shot over 38% from the three-point line. The possibility of an ACC caliber player coming to Fairfax is exciting but how real of a chance does Mason have in getting him? I think the fact that Mason was going after him pretty strong in 2005 might be a huge factor but I can't count out Georgetown who we annually lose recruits to, well expect for Folarin Campbell. Mason would provide Munson with the opportunity to play right away but will that be enough?


Blogger Mike said...

Sad to see people leaving VT after the disaster there. I wonder about the heart of players who would jump ship like that. I have more respect for the ones that stayed.

1:10 AM  
Blogger (j)on said...

any update on this? has he committed anywhere?

11:22 PM  

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