How is incoming 2018 freshman Jason Douglas-Stanley doing in his senior year at Mount Vernon? See for yourself:
Before 2018 shooting guard Jason Douglas-Stanley committed to George Mason, he was already draining half court shots during his visit:
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.
George Mason has landed the commitment of 2018 Mt Vernon High guard Jason Douglas-Stanley, per source. A10 bunch continues to bolster class
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) October 16, 2017
Dave 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.
George Mason has picked up the commitment of 2018 wing Jordan Miller. Tremendous pickup. Versatile and skilled playmaker with size
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) September 2, 2017
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.
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.
Sophomore Troy Temara is apparently leaving the program and will transfer to Palm Beach State, a JUCO school in Florida:
— JucoRecruiting.com (@JucoRecruiting) August 9, 2017
Zach Garrett of Heritage high school in Leesburg, VA will be joining George Mason basketball as a walk-on. Garrett is a 6’4″ guard/small forward who will join fellow walk-on George Papas, added last month, on the practice squad. Like Papas, Garrett looks like a great shooter with long range. He’s a much bigger body though which is definitely needed on the practice court for Mason. You can watch some of his highlights here.
Congrats to one of our basketball players of the yr Heritige's Zack Garrett on his commitment to play basketball at George Mason University pic.twitter.com/yymdTNVTiz
— BURG SportsNetwork (@BURGSportsnet) May 10, 2017
Virginia sophomore forward Jarred Reuter has committed to George Mason according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.
Virginia transfer Jarred Reuter has committed to George Mason, source told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 1, 2017
We got news of Reuter deciding between George Washington and George Mason late last week after he was taking visits to both campuses. Since Reuter is a sophomore he will have to sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will have two years of eligibility starting in 2018-19. He’s coming to Mason looking for more playing time as he only averaged just over 10 minutes a game with the Cavaliers last season. Despite that, his physical presence inside helped to be a difference in a number of games while at UVA.
Virginia forward Jarred Reuter is transferring and is considering George Mason according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
Virginia transfer Jarred Reuter just completed an official visit to George Washington, per a source. Also considering George Mason.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 27, 2017
Reuter just finished his sophomore year so he would have two years of eligibility left. He played in 32 games for the Cavaliers this season averaging 3.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 10.8 minutes per game. At 6’7″, 243 pounds Reuter would bring size and experience to the front court that has a lot of developing young players. I definitely like the fact the Dave Paulsen is looking into the transfer market to fill the available scholarships.
Dave Paulsen added another player yesterday with the addition of George Papas from Plainfield, New Jersey. Judging from some of his posted highlights videos, see below, it’s mentioned that he was heavily recruited by DII and DIII schools but had also been offered preferred walk-on spots at DI schools. After confirming with him that is what is happening here.
— Cory McClure (@GouldBasketball) April 24, 2017
A preferred walk-on is someone who isn’t offered a scholarship but was recruited and invited to join the team. With these types of player a scholarship can possibly be offered later down the road. The difference between this type of walk-on and a plain walk-on who trys out for the team, is that a preferred one is typically treated like scholarship player and not just a practice squad member.