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New Kids on the Block

George Mason Basketball: New Kids on the Block

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

New Kids on the Block

With midnight madness only days away we will finally get a chance to see the our new freshmen players in action at the Patriot Center. Here's what we can expect from each of them this season:

Cameron Long: Can play either guard spot but will most likely need time to adjust to the level of play before he's a regular contributor off the bench. Cam showed in high school that he is solid leader as he almost single handedly carried his team into the state playoffs. Has great size for a CAA guard (6'4") and is the best one-on-one defender of the new guys coming in.

Isaiah Tate: When Tate walks on the court for the first time in Fairfax he will probably be the best free throw shooter on the team, if not the best pure shooter. He put up almost perfect free throw shooting in his high school days and almost Steve Kerr-like numbers from behind the three point line. Tate will most likely get more minutes than Long because of his ability to hit three pointers which was greatly needed in the end of some games last season.

Vlad Moldoveanu: The Final Four baby is the most highly touted freshmen to come to Mason in years. The 6-10 Romanian has international competition experience and is an excellent shooter. He is not a great rebounder despite his height and needs to add some bulk to his frame. That being said Vlad is expected to be a prolific scorer at the collegiate level and will log the most minutes of the newcomers, considering he is really the only true small forward on the team.

Jay Threatt: The small point guard probably won't see much action this season but his quickness and ability to get the basket do provide a great asset to the team. If he develops the ability to become a play maker I could see him getting some more minutes but he would have to excel better than Long or Tate and I don't really think he is up to their skill level.


Blogger Brannman. know it's good for you. said...

And don't forget...Long was coached by former Mason and Larranaga player Ahmad Dorsett - that's another bonus for us.

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