Forward Greg Calixte commits to George Mason

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2017 recruit Greg Calixte took an official visit last weekend and today he announced he’s committed to George Mason:

This commitment gives Mason some needed size in the front court for next season with the departure of senior Jalen Jenkins. At around 230 lbs he already has a Division I body and will just need to work on the parts of his game that are still a bit raw. But this is a great pick up at this point in the recruiting period and hopefully Paulsen has brought someone in who can contribute immediately.

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I think he will definitely compete for minutes in the front court with his rebounding and defense. Here is what one of his high school assistant coaches had to say about him:

His AAU coach had similar comments and praise:

“He’s fantastic young man who will be an asset to his college,” Mount Vernon coach Bob Cimmino said. “He’s a hard worker and extremely loyal.”

Said Rens coach Dwayne Murray: “He’s a true 6-9, college-ready body. He has good timing on the blocks, is an effective passer out of the post, has very good pivots in the post and is extremely coachable.”

“His offensive abilities will increase in the college ranks.”

The coaching staff seems to have found a great fit in terms of someone who will come in and buy into the culture and playing style. Calixte’s motor and intensity are an added bonus in upgrading Mason’s athletic ability in the front court along with Troy Temara.