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.
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.