First look at EagleBank Arena’s new video board
Dave Paulsen at Atlantic 10 Media Day
2018 guard Jason Douglas-Stanley commits to George Mason
Best of Mason Madness 2017

First look at EagleBank Arena’s new video board

Earlier this month George Mason announced that Eagle Bank Arena was finally getting center hung video boards. This has been an arena upgrade that fans have been desiring for over the last 10 years or so. And now all the sudden it looks like we will have it for the home opener vs Lafayette. Yesterday a twitter follower sent out this picture to give us a first look at it:

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Brad Edwards also tweeted out this picture:

And this:

 

2018 guard Jason Douglas-Stanley commits to George Mason

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Dave Paulsen picked up his second commitment of his 2018 recruiting class and added another player from Mount Vernon high school in New York. Jason Douglas-Stanley, a 6-2 guard who played with current Patriot Greg Calixte at Mount Vernon, committed to George Mason today. Former player Sherrod Wright also went to the same high school.

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As official practices begin, let’s take a look at George Mason’s depth chart heading into 2017-18

A new season is upon us. After an off-season of much roster turnover, that included five players transferring out and one coming in, George Mason is currently left with just nine available scholarship players. Not ideal but certainly nothing to worry about with the core group still intact heading into the 2017-18 season. Juniors Otis Livingston II and Jaire Grayer are without a doubt the leaders and together with sophomores Justin Kier (who started nearly every game last season) and Ian Boyd, form a dynamic back court. With Marquise Moore leading the way last year they fought tooth and nail to beat bigger opponents on the boards and on defense. What will be the biggest question this year is if they can match that intensity and effort on both ends without Moore and Jalen Jenkins, who often held down the front court on his own.

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via @MasonMBB

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Jordan Miller commits to George Mason, first of 2018 class

C-Og6HHXcAAhhqlDave Paulsen was one of the first Division I coaches after the Loudoun Valley standout Jordan Miller. It paid off after an official visit this weekend as the 6’4″ wing committed to George Mason on Saturday afternoon.

This is a great pickup and start to the 2018 recruiting class for Dave Paulsen and his staff. He was a bit of unknown to most because he doesn’t play on the “shoe circuit” leagues. However, Paulsen did his homework on the kid and most seem to think he has the potential to be something great at Mason. Paulsen found sleepers like Miller time and time again while at Bucknell and certainly has gotten the most out of his players so far while at Mason. A solid combo guard who can also play on the wing will be needed with Otis Livingston II and Jaire Grayer’s senior year’s not too far away.

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Karmari Newman is also transferring

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Looks like Troy Temara’s departure isn’t the only roster news as the school announced today that sophomore Karmari Newman is also leaving the program. Newman had some great moments off the bench last season, especially on-the-ball defending and three-point shooting. He was part of a deep back court that got more crowded this summer with the addition of freshman Javon Greene, who apparently has impressed the coaching staff during summer workouts. Also, with guys like Goanar Mar and AJ Wilson in the mix, Ian Boyd and Jaire Grayer won’t have to play out of position as much. The fact is the roster got a lot more competition this summer and transfers were inevitable but I did not think they’d come in August.

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