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Paul Hewitt talks about scheduling on ESPN980

George Mason Basketball: Paul Hewitt talks about scheduling on ESPN980

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Paul Hewitt talks about scheduling on ESPN980

Yesterday afternoon George Mason head coach Paul Hewitt was on the ESPN 980's "March Madness Today Hour" show. Along with the NCAA tournament they also talk about a little bit about George Mason and Hewitt's first season here. The most interesting part of Hewitt being on the show is when they discuss scheduling and differences between the ACC and CAA. When the topic of scheduling local schools comes up Hewitt says he wants to play them and they are working with John Feinstein to play in the BB&T Classic again. Perhaps against Maryland? Hewitt ends it with saying it's a "we'll see what happens" type of thing. With Gary Williams no longer there you have to wonder if this might actually happen. Listen to the podcast below:


Also, some recruiting news that we came across today as it appears Hewitt and his staff have shown interest in a new point guard, per TheRecruitScoop:

This interest shows that like most of us fans, the staff probably isn't completely sold on either Bryon Allen or Corey Edwards running the point next season. Perhaps the staff is just doing their due diligence on a recruit that just hit the market again and nothing more. He says in this interview that he wants to play in an uptempo offense and be on a team that is on TV a lot. Hopefully the staff can sell him on the CAA's new NBC Sports TV deal! Also in that interview he states a lot of big time programs were looking at him and I'd have to figure most don't have a scholarship open for next season like Mason does. The Recruit Scoop also seems very high on him and says he does a good job getting his teammates involved, an area Mason was really lacking in point guard play this season. This could be an interesting development to follow but the bottom line is I don't see them using this last scholarship on a point guard.

UPDATE: I received word that the staff does not plan to offer Dickerson a scholarship.

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Anonymous Charlie T said...

Nice interview and thanks for having it here. He mentioned some teams we will play next year. I know about UVA ,do you have any news on who else?

12:27 PM  
Anonymous gmuhoops said...

Other than UVA for the home opener, they have Northern Iowa at home, Richmond (Governor's Cup at Richmond Coliseum), at Manhattan, at Rhode Island on the schedule so far. They also have the Paradise Jam tournament in November 16-19 with a field that includes UConn, Iona, New Mexico, Wake Forest and a few others.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

Mason will also play at Bucknell.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous gmuhoops said...

Ah thanks, forgot about them. Also, maybe Radford, uncertain if that series is up or not.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Gio said...

These games will be a great test for the team and if they do well in them, could go a long way in determining entry into the tournament as an at large barring a CAA championship win.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

 I'm pretty sure the Radford series is done, we played them 4 times.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Christopher Hirsch said...

We have to play at Richmond Coliseum again? Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Taylormade703 said...

They don't plan on offering a scholarship!?!  What, are we in a position where we can just stand pat!?!  Maybe there is somebody else out there (I hope I'm wrong), but we need to get this addressed pronto.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Dsndsn said...

ESPN reports that Shaka Smart just turned down 2.5 million per year from Big Ten Power Illinois to stay at VCU....what an idiot...he must think those offers will be around forever!

10:36 PM  

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