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NBA player hints about another addition to the George Mason roster

George Mason Basketball: NBA player hints about another addition to the George Mason roster

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

NBA player hints about another addition to the George Mason roster

It seems a former player under Paul Hewitt at Georgia Tech is spreading the news of another addition to the George Mason roster. Anthony Morrow who is currently in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets, tweeted the other day about a 6'2" guard named Jonathan Miller coming to George Mason next year:
It appears Miller was enrolled at a community college in Florida but is a native of Baltimore. By my calculations it would seem the Patriots don't have any more scholarships to offer so I'm guessing this guy would be a walk-on if the story is true.



Anonymous GMURULES said...

Could it be someone else is thinking about transferring we are not aware of, say Allen?  Or is this a hint from Hewitt to the guards and his evaluation of their play?

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Keith292 said...

I totally agree. Hewitt may be great, but ko way did he convince this kid to walk on. The post acted like a scholarship, but if Hewitt can lure decent talent through walk on roles. Bye bye Thomas. We got actual ballers all through the bench. But I feel tho someone we dontnknow about prob is leaving.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Dsntsn said...

Wasn't a knock on Hewitt that sometimes he over-recruited? Hmmmmm..... 

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Liem Le said...

haha who is this kid?
jrockfor3 Jonathan Miller@TheMasonBench I'm trying to be the next Cam Long, Tony Skin, Lamar Butler all in one!

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Taylormade703 said...

I like Hewitt. I like going into games knowing we have better players. Hewitt is good.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous ChemistCorner1 said...

who is taking Luke's schollie for this season?

7:13 PM  
Anonymous out1aw said...

Coach Paul Hewitt (Georgia Tech)
11 years of coaching in the ACC, only one winning season (over .500).
I have little confidence in his ability to coach or recruit. I would love to have him represent me at my next review though; how he got a 1 million a year contract is astounding. I'm surprised to see so many, not all, but so many who think our program is headed in the right direction.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Taylormade703 said...

Before Hewitt was hired there was talks of JEFF JONES.  Jeff Jones!

All things considered the program is heading in the right direction.  The knock on Hewitt is that he isn't the best game coach but an awesome recruiter.  But keep in mind he is no longer coaching against Roy Williams and Mike Krzwzski, but Pat Skerry and Bill Coen - small difference.

Many people have a short memory.  It wasn't too long ago when a .500 season and a home win against James Madison constituted a good season.  Now, we have a Final Four banner, ESPN articles, a top 75 recruit coming to Mason, a coach who has been in the title game and 8000 at every home game.

And we're going in the wrong direction because why???

10:30 PM  
Anonymous DontpopHewwittoes! said...

I have my doubts too! Mason fans get too excited. Stop and analyzize things. The only reason we are getting all this hype is because we have a new coach! Copes is the only decent recruit! I am just saying dont pop his toes yet! 

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Yessssir said...

We are headed in the right direction. I was not a fan of the hire when it happened. However, Hewitt's seemingly aggressive recruiting nature has impressed me and if he can put together a really solid 2011 recruiting class, imagine what he will do for the 2012 class. I don't really understand your lack of confidence in his ability to recruit, look at all of the NBA players that came through his program at GT. The program is absolutely headed in the right direction, not because we will ever produce a lottery pick, but because our level of talent IS improving with every commitment.

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Guest said...

Let us be excited! Gray and Edwards are rated (by espn) higher than Hancock, Whack, Vaughns, Bennett, Corneilius, Pearson, Morrison, Long, and Tate were when they signed with Mason. Just to still have them coming here after a coaching change is a big win, so don't judge them yet.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous out1aw said...

Flashback to last selection Sunday. O.k., now I say to you, hey Taylormade, next year Coach L. will be gone, Luke Hancock will be transferring and we'll have a coach who has only one winning season on his resume' out of his last 11, what would you think? I highly doubt it would be "I like the direction we're headed here."
I've been called worse than crazy on this board, but i just don't like what i'm seeing with Coach Hewitt. I'm afraid we're headed the wrong way. I've got him on a short leash. This program was built over the past decade, but it could be destroyed in a matter of just a few seasons.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous out1aw said...

My biggest concern, If we, like Geogia Tech, have one winning season in the next 11, we're.. 

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Brentrg said...

Okay people....  how many ACC, BIG EAST, or ANY major conferences have sent coaches to the CAA?  Okay, Hewitt didn't have too many winning seasons, but he DID go to the NCAA FINALS!  Not too many major conference coaches can even say that. 

For losing maybe our best coach of all time, I think this is a very good hire.  When Hewitt was coaching a mid major ( I think Sienna) he was very successful.  We are in the CAA and our competition is nothing compared to the CAA.  Our recruiting class coming in could be our best yet and we have three seniors to help lead and teach them.  We are certainly headed in the best direction I think we could be after losing Larranaga.  Maybe there were better coaches out there, but Hewitt should do well in a mid-major with the type of talent he has. 

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Brentrg said...

I meant ACC for the second part of that sentence!

8:46 AM  
Anonymous GMURULES said...

I think we are headed in a good direction, esp. after losing Coach L.  We seem to be bringing in some talented players, a continuation of what Coach L was doing. Hewitt is different and did not have much success at GT.  So we will see if he can bring the talent.  If Coach L was bringing in kids that were reguarly 6'8"/6'9" we would be stoked.  Hewitt may have learned a lot being let go by GT. He deserves a chance.  He is our coach no matter what so we need to back him.  At least we are not like MD where most of their recruits have walked.  Hewitt kept Gray and Edwards and added a top 75 player for next year. Then he brings in a 6'8" kid as a 3, again as a 3.  Since when did we have that type of size at the 3 much less the 5.  Williams, Morrision, Pearson, Copes, Arledge, Gray for front line, sounds good to me.  Now we need some height at PG.  It has been proven that at 5'10", it is tough to play that position even in the CAA.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Ross_williams1 said...

He seems to be able to recruit good players but you are on target about questioning his coaching ability. His coaching will make or break our season.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous anonymous said...

It was 1 out 11 ACC winning records, not overall record. The ACC is a tough place to coach for any team outside of Duke and UNC. 6 out of his 11 seasons at GT were winning seasons, and all 3 of his seasons at the mid-major level (Siena) were winning, including a couple of conference championships. That and he has coached in the Final Four before, which can't be discounted.

8:10 AM  

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