George Mason’s 2014 recruiting class, which is shaping up to be one of the better ones within the Atlantic 10, was completed today with the addition of Shevon Thompson. Thompson is a native of Jamaica and is a JUCO transfer from Harcum College. He’s only been playing basketball for a few years but has progressed substantially since his freshman year and is a legit 7-foot big man. The staff loves his upside but there is still work to do on his game. His overall size and tough play inside is a good complement to this recruiting class that is full of athletic, versatile players.
This recruiting class brings talent and strength to some areas that have been problems over the past two season. For starters, they have another point guard option in Isaiah Jackson, yes he plays the point and the staff is confident he can guard smaller guards. They also have do-it-all swingman Eric Lockett, another guy with size that has the versatility to play the one to three spots. Therence Mayimba is a another physical specimen who can score in a variety of ways and has dangerous athletic ability. Forward Trey Porter is a skinny 6’10” kid but continues to progress and had a great senior season. These are the kind of players that the program needs to compete in the A-10 and if anything it’s a darn good base to get things going.