Earlier this month George Mason announced that Eagle Bank Arena was finally getting center hung video boards. This has been an arena upgrade that fans have been desiring for over the last 10 years or so. And now all the sudden it looks like we will have it for the home opener vs Lafayette. Yesterday a twitter follower sent out this picture to give us a first look at it:
Yesterday was the annual open scrimmage at the RAC. Not a whole lot to take away considering it’s a glorified practice for the fans to watch but it is a fun first look at the team during preseason. Otis Livingston had some impressive shooting and Marquise Moore was having a good day scoring and driving to the basket. Jaire Grayer sat our with an ankle issue, doesn’t appear to be serious though.
One of the best takeaways however was Troy Temara displaying some nice low post moves. The kid plays with a lot of energy and it will interesting to see how he does in the regular season in similar situations. Ian Boyd looked confident, especially on fast breaks and it’s obvious he will be able to contribute right away this year. Also, AJ Wilson showed off his shot blocking skills that Dave Paulsen keeps raving about, however I still wouldn’t be surprised if the redshirt rumor is true because he’s still seems a bit raw.
New George Mason head coach Dave Paulsen appeared on CBS in the DC area (WUSA9) before the national championship game last night. He said a lot of similar things that he did in the press conference but I definitely like hearing him say he will adjust his style based on the players. Watch the full video below.