Well 2013 point guard prospect Devin Wilson has committed to Virginia Tech. I’m surprised he picked them over both George Mason and a school close to his hometown, Saint Joseph’s. You have to wonder that since he has a big interest in football and even had aspirations of playing in college, if that had something to do with the decision. Either way it’s a solid get for former George Mason assistant James Johnson, now the head coach at Virginia Tech. The Mason staff was very high on Wilson but will have to move on to other prospects.
With few good point guard prospects remaining in the 2013 class where does the staff go from here? Let’s take a look at some options:
6’3″ PG Jalen James – We recently talked about James and on paper he’s a more highly rated player than Wilson. His skill set sounds perfect for Paul Hewitt’s system but being a former Big Ten recruit he will continue to have big programs after him. The transfer period isn’t over yet and BCS teams losing guys between now and the end of May could be suddenly enter the mix for this kid. James is probably the best prospect that Mason has a realistic shot at landing.
6’1″ PG Marquise Moore – The former Hofstra recruit is still considering the Pride after the coaching change but is also considering George Mason. He is from the same prep school as Bryon Allen, St. Thomas More in Connecticut. ESPN recruiting describes him as a “breakdown style guard”, who can get wherever he wants with his dribble. He doesn’t shoot the ball particularly well but is fast and is very effective in both half-court and uptempo settings. Another negative for Moore is that like Allen he also didn’t start playing the point guard position full time til his year at prep school. Moore is basically a quicker, more athletic Corey Edwards who doesn’t shoot the ball as well.