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Another 2013 PG recruit set to visit George Mason

George Mason Basketball: Another 2013 PG recruit set to visit George Mason

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Another 2013 PG recruit set to visit George Mason

We now know of at least one open scholarship for next season with the news that Vertrail Vaughns is leaving the program. The coaching staff has already been going after point guard prospects including Devin Wilson who visited George Mason recently. Wilson is set to announce his commitment before April 17. He might choose Mason, he might not, so there's always other kids in the mix. A new name that has popped up is 6'3" point guard Jalen James from Chicago, Illinois. He was originally committed to Illinois but when head coach Bruce Weber left the program he reopened his recruitment. James plans to visit George Mason in early May but obviously that could change if Devin Wilson commits before then.

James has offers from a few SEC schools, Alabama, Auburn, and Arkansas but looking at the schools he has planned to visit he must be looking for early playing time. A new point guard would allow Bryon Allen to play the two spot even more and Corey Edwards is the only other guard capable of running the point, so the opportunity is certainly there. 

Reading what ESPN recruiting has to say about him, it sounds like he is a perfect fit for Paul Hewitt's philosophy:
Jalen is defined by his explosiveness in transition. He has good size for the point guard position and possesses terrific court vision. He's also a good passer. He's at his best on the break finding guys or finishing. Defensively, he can guard the 1 or 2.

Jalen's an athletic point guard who will fit well in a motion offense and pressure defense. He's a highlight reel on the break.
It seems very likely that there will be a new freshman point guard on the roster next season. Stay tuned.



Anonymous Christopher Hirsch said...

Can someone convince Corey to shoot it more next season? The guy is a 50% shooter, you can be a point guard and still score.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous GMURULES said...

Hirsch, I could not agree more with your comment. Maybe they will figure this out in the off season. Cory could open up middle, Bryon driving, the guard play coudl be a strength.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Dan Leedy said...

Can you give some insight into the recruiting game? I assume the GMU staff has a preference between Jalen James and Devin Wilson. Does the first guy to say "yes" get the scholarship even if he's our second choice?

6:53 PM  
Anonymous mkaufman1 said...

From what I've seen, the staff has been on Devin Wilson longer than James. Not sure who gets it first or whatever, but I just know Wilson has been linked to Mason for several months, whereas James only has been mentioned for a few weeks. I assume that the staff thinks they are closer with Wilson since I believe we are his choice or St Joes, who he visited this weekend.

8:43 AM  

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